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Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

THE STARS’ RETRO Blonde Bombshell Retro platinum hair and red lips are a staple of retro pinup girls. Among others, Gwen Stefani is the queen of the look. As talented musical artist, Gwen also has a great fashion sense, and…

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Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

COOL FABRICS It’s September and the heat could still be unbearable. The last thing I want to do is go anywhere outside, but when I have to leave the air conditioning, I stay cool with the fabrics I wear. During…

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Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

FABRIC CARE Caring for fabric can be tricky. Unless you know the proper washing instructions for your items, you can run the risk of damaging your items. There is nothing worse than starting a project by washing your fabric, only…

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VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN I’ve been holed up watching classic movies in the air conditioning and getting some style inspiration in trying to beat the heat this week. One of my favorite fashion stars to imitate is Audrey Hepburn. The queen of…

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UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING Cleaning out your closet for fall? Give old favorites a make-over by upcycling them! Everyone has those favorite items of clothing that they struggle giving up. Sure, they take up space in your closet, but they’re filled with memories!…

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SEWING BASICS: HOW TO CUT ON THE BIAS

SEWING BASICS: HOW TO CUT ON THE BIAS

Cutting the bias is one of the sewing patterns with unfamiliar terms to the novice sewer. Sometimes they may be terms that are known in one context, but make no sense when it comes to sewing. For example, when a…

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BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECTS

August is here, and that means that school is right around the corner. In these dog days of summer, stay busy with some of these fun and easy DIY back to school projects! Pull out your scrap fabric and sewing…

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Do-it-Yourself Buntings

Do-it-Yourself Buntings

DIY BUNTINGS Buntings are an easy and festive way to spice up a room or yard for a party. Here are the steps to make your own. 1. Create A Template                  …

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SCI-FI SEWING: Going Retro

SCI-FI SEWING: Going Retro

GOING RETRO I’ve been talking a lot about vintage fashion in the past few weeks. With shows like Stranger Things  dominating the public consciousness, my mind has been taking a turn toward the science fiction side of retro fashion. It…

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10 Super-Easy Sewing Hacks

10 Super-Easy Sewing Hacks

SEWING HACKS Learning these hacks would be a great plus! Sewing Hack# 1. Thread a needle using hairspray   This makes getting the thread into the needle so much easier. You only need to apply a little to keep thread…

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Fabric By The Decade: Vintage Fabrics

Fabric By The Decade: Vintage Fabrics

The upward trend in vintage clothing is especially exciting for sewers, who don’t have to rely on hours spent combing through second-hand stores or boutiques to get that retro look: all they need is right at the tip of their…

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DIY sewing projects For the beach

beach day sewing

In these dog days of summer, I can’t stop thinking about long, peaceful days on the beach, so I’ve put together a list of crafty DIY sewing projects for your next trip to the seashore. STAY DRY WITH THIS BOOK…

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