My sister found this on YouTube after watching my video tutorial on Reading Sewing Patterns. It was there in the list to the right of the viewer. A gem just waiting to be found. This particular sister is not at all interested in sewing, but she couldn’t stop watching this 1948 film and sent me an email about it. [Read more...]
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.
What is it about journaling that’s so addictive? Is it sorting through your innermost thoughts? Connecting with parts of yourself that no one else sees? Expressing yourself through words and doodles? That’s all well and good, but let’s get real. It’s the journals themselves, right? I have a soft spot for journal covers. I love getting new journals because the covers can be so beautiful, but then I fill up the journal and get sad because it’s full and then get excited because I get to find a new cover and then I have to journal some more about the sadness and the happiness, and so on and so forth. It really is a vicious cycle. [Read more...]