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You have a favorite top that is too wide at the neck opening and you want to make the neckline smaller? Or, you are working on a pattern and don’t like how the pattern is finished at the neckline? Either way, this article is going to outline a couple of ways […]

How to make a neckline smaller (or bigger)


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The Girls pleated dress was created on a request. My daughter was invited to a birthday party at the kinder garden and we had to come up with something that is comfortable and beautiful at the same time. She loved it and all the girls there loved it too! She […]

Girls Dress Patterns – free pleated dress PDF


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Sometime around Christmas, we were invited to an event with costumes required. We had some alternatives, but finally, we chose the ladybug costume. I had some leftovers of foam rubber and some red knitted fabric. I love making costumes from foam rubber because it gives them that 3D effect. The foam […]

DIY How to make a Ladybug costume for Halloween with ...



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In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to replace and sew an elastic waistband on pyjamas. You can apply this method to any piece of clothing that has an elastic to be replaced. You can sew the elastic waistband on a new garment exactly the same way, just skip […]

How to sew an elastic waistband


Etsy.com is probably the most popular platform for selling crafts online. In this blog, I am going to keep track of my experience with Etsy. Since I am just in the beginning, I don’t have too much to share, but my experience in setting up the shop and some insights […]

How to sell on Etsy (my experience)


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I launched my first online shop back in 2007. I used all my recourses to get it ready. All my family and friends were involved one way or another. Some friends made the photos, we got the clothing line ready. It took a lot of time and effort and pushed […]

11 mistakes not to make when selling your crafts online ...



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What is interfacing in sewing? Interfacing in sewing relates to adding a layer inside of those parts of the garment that need to be stiffened. You can use it on a collar, plackets, cuffs, etc. Usually, there are instructions on the pattern where you should use it. For me, it […]

What is interfacing in sewing?


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Taking in the waist of jeans is probably the most requested alteration in our studio. I must admit that I alter many of mine, too. So without further ado, let’s learn how to take in the waist of jeans. There are different ways to take in pants in the waist. […]

How To Take In The Waist Of Jeans For A ...


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You read about a serger here and there and wonder “What is a serger and do I need one?” What about an overlocker? Are those two separate sewing machines? Or just different functions of the regular sewing machine? In this article, I am going to answer the questions I get […]

Ten most asked questions about a serger (overlocker)