Category Archives: Fashion

Another reason to sew: trendsetting

Do ever you notice that sometimes there is a trend you like but when you shop for it you can’t find it anywhere? That is one big reason that I started sewing. In the 60’s there was a clothing brand called Villager. They made the most adorable fitted dresses that...
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Be prepared for Festival season!

These easy to make hands-free accessories, Simplicity 8356, are perfect to enjoy wandering and dancing without wondering where to put your necessities. Choose from amazing trim and fabric combinations to create your accessories as unique as you! Some fabric trends to think about when styling your accessories are indigo and tribal styled batiks....
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Make hat and scarf sets for a cool fashion attitude

As temperatures drop, fashion attitude and sassy character can be had by wearing the current beret and slouch trend.   FINDING FABRIC So many beautiful sweater knits are now available. Can over-choice be a problem?.. No, just make many! If you need a start on a quest for fabric, check...
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Sew festival wear with batik fabric

For years batik fabric has had a solid presence in the quilting and big box sewing stores. Every time I pass the bolts of batiks I think: “those beautiful organic colors and prints are a diy just waiting to happen!” Well here it is! Batik is the inspiration for some...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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