Ham inside of pant leg.

How to Rehem Pants

So here’s the thing about sewing: eventually, people will figure out that you do it.  And then they will have … More

How Pants Work

Ever wondered how, exactly, pants work*?  What kind of crazy pattern-making sorcery goes into drafting a pant?  If you’ve ever … More

The Raglan Sleeve Draft

Oh, the terrible raglan sleeve!  I lived through the 80’s.  I still have nightmares about these things (bolstered out by … More

Classic Flat Felled Seam

This is the classic seam associated with denim, particularly when it comes to jeans.  It’s really deceptively easy to do. … More

placement of left hand while sewing

Controlling Tulle

So here’s the trouble with tutus… They are made of many, many layers of tulle*. And tulle, these days, is … More

80's jacket, ready for mutilation

Adding a Side Seam Gusset

Sometimes, bad things happen to good costumers. Like, your sister is throwing an 80’s party the next evening and you … More

The front of the bonnet, seen from slightly below.

Quickie Regency Bonnet

Calling this a demo might be a bit optimistic, since I don’t seem to have as many pictures lying around … More