In anticipation of my upcoming Journal Cover Sew-Along, I’ve put together a quick tutorial on how to use an appliqué technique to decorate the front of your journal cover. This tutorial is dedicated to Jessica Jones, a Facebook fan of Darling Adventures – I hope this helps and inspires you to give it a try, Jessica! [Read more...]
So, you’ve decided to face your fears and start sewing you own clothes, have you? Well, I’m very proud of you and excited that you’re going on a new adventure. I’ll do my best to help you along. For starters, be sure to read my post about taking your measurements because you will need those numbers to help you determine what size pattern to buy (hint: pattern sizes are totally different than off-the-rack sizes – more on that later). Armed with your measurement chart, you can now head to the fabric store to shop for patterns. [Read more...]
When you sew clothes for yourself, the first step is to make a comprehensive list of your measurements. You may be surprised to know that there’s more to your measurements than just bust, waist, and hips. Knowing all of your measurements will help you pick the correct sewing pattern size and will ensure that you can adjust the pattern for a perfect fit.
In Central Florida this year, our April showers leaked over into May. We’ve been getting some much needed rain and the thunderstorms make for good napping (I’ve trained myself, Pavlovian-style, to sleep when I hear the sound of rain and thunder). [Read more...]
Recently, I was going through my wardrobe and getting rid of the stuff I haven’t worn in a while, but I kept an eye out for things that I could mend or refashion. I thought these khakis would be a perfect candidate for a refashioning that would combine a couple of details from these shorts I found on Pinterest. [Read more...]
The Top 10 contestants in Family Ever After’s Sew-vivor Sewing Competition were announced today. I won’t fib, as I scanned through the pictures of the Top 10, I was more than somewhat bummed that I didn’t see my Applique Journal Cover there. Then, as I scrolled a little further, I learned I was tied with four other amazing ladies for runner-up. Not too shabby for my first sewing competition. [Read more...]