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“Pattern for Smartness” 1948 Simplicity – A sewing video

Romance, a fashion show, sewing instruction, and a 5-foot-tall sewing pattern envelope—this short film by Simplicity Pattern Co. has it all!...

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Fat quarter challenge reveal

Dear friends, way back in the spring I accepted a challenge from the ever-so-talented Oonaballoona. The challenge was to take a stack of fat quarters (YES FAT QUARTERS) and make an adult-sized garment for myself. Well here it is, my adult-sized garment made 100% out of fat quarters...

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My Parisian Sewing Studio – a playlist for sewists!

I don't know about you, but when I am working in the studio, I like to have background noise. Sometimes it's a podcast, sometimes it's bad television re-runs, and sometimes it's music...

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The Sewing Party winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway for tickets to The Sewing Party on November 8th. It's going to be a really fun event! Congratulations to our randomly selected winners...

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The Sewing Party

Everyone get ready for The Sewing Party this fall! The Sewing Party is the first ever online-all-day DIY event in history. Can't take a sewing class with me in NYC? Consider registering for The Sewing Party! You'll get to take a class with me and so many other talented makers...

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Tutorial: How to make single welt pockets

As promised, an easy single welt pocket tutorial that requires no hand sewing. This tutorial is specifically written for Katy and Laney's Tap Shorts sewing pattern but can be adapted for any single welt pocket. Can't wait to see all of your to-be-made single welt pockets!...

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Katy and Laney’s Tap Shorts

To celebrate summer, Katy & Laney's gave me a copy of their first ever sewing pattern, the Tap Shorts, to try out and share my make with you!...

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