Hi there! I'm Anisha from @SASSYCreationsByAnisha on Facebook. I got the chance to test Kristy's new Explorer Cloak, and, like Carina (see her post on adding a lining!) I often seem to have a hard time resisting the urge to add a little extra something. This time around, I didn't have any matching knit or… Continue reading Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak
Category: Pattern Hacks & Modifications
Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak
Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak
Perfect knit binding
There is nothing more sleek than a beautifully constructed garment... and it is even better when that garment has a remarkable bound neckline! Oooh la la!! So today I'm going to give you a quick rundown of how I accomplish my "almost perfect" binding. I say "almost perfect" because sometimes I become impatient and then… Continue reading Perfect knit binding
The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.
Over the years, I've really come to love the look of a sleeveless dress bodice. I love it even more when there is no top stitching, neck binding, or arm bands - the finished product just looks so simple and classy! It has been many years since I've made a garment where this technique was… Continue reading The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.
Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces
My daughter is in the 98th percentile for height and has been growing exponentially since the day she was born. She was outgrowing her clothes faster than I could buy or make them and it was becoming quite expensive and exhausting! Then I discovered the Apple Tree Grow-with-me patterns - they are a total game-changer… Continue reading Bunnyhug Zipper Hack – modifying the pattern pieces