McCalls Sewing Pattern

Understanding Sewing Patterns

Today, I wanted to demystify sewing patterns for those who are new to using commercial sewing patterns. Reason being- I’ve taken a lot of sewing courses and I noticed that none of them actually explained sewing pattern envelopes well (or at all). At first glance, sewing pattern envelopes can seem intimidating with all the numbers and charts. But it’s actually pretty simple once it’s explained. … Continue reading Understanding Sewing Patterns

Tilly and the Buttons 3: Suki Dress

Hi, everyone! I am 2 months into working from home– which is crazy! It feels like time has been moving so slowly and at the same time it’s crazy to think it’s already been 2 months! So far, I’ve been doing a lot of random stuff around my house- I’ve painted the kitchen, bathroom, and one hallway, fixed a dresser, made new towel holders for … Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons 3: Suki Dress

10 Things I Wish I Knew When Just Started Sewing

Hello! While we come the end end of yet another week in quarantine, I decided to share 10 things I wish I knew when I just started sewing. Because we are all required to stay at home unless absolutely necessary, I realized there are probably a lot of people who maybe didn’t really sew before but have had a sewing machine in the closet and … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew When Just Started Sewing

12 Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabrics

If you’re like me, you probably started learning to sew using only woven fabrics. Sewing with knits is very different because all knits have a degree of natural stretch to them which changes the way the they behave during sewing. So, if you’re just starting to learn how to sew with knits or if you just want some tips read on below. Tips for Sewing … Continue reading 12 Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabrics