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Garments & Garment Sewing

  • Planning My Sewing

    I love the planning part of sewing.  Love, love, love it.  Choosing the pattern, seeking out the perfect fabric–or finding a fabric, and tracking down the perfect pattern–is the STUFF.  I…

  • Back to School Wardrobes: Younger Girls

    At last!  The final installment in my Back to School Wardrobes series: younger girls.  This encompasses everything from toddlers (around size 2) up to school-age (around size 6 or 7).  Because there…

  • The Flip Flop Dress Pattern NOW AVAILABLE!

    It’s here, it’s here!!  The Flip Flop Dress pattern is available for purchase and download NOW in my shop! Huge thanks to all of you who have been so patient and…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: Variations

    In addition to the core Flip Flop Dress pattern, I’m also sharing some of the variations for the dress!  Initially, ALL of these pieces and techniques were included in the full…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: The Basic Pattern

    The Flip Flop Dress features a lined bodice that can button front OR button back, with either a rounded or a square neckline, and a full gathered dirndl skirt.  The bodice hits…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: What Makes It Special

    The Flip Flop Dress pattern started out, years ago, as a style my mother manufactured when she made children’s clothing for her cottage company back in the late 80s and early…

  • Lemon Drop Love: Small World Fabric

    Hello, Lemon Drop!  When Rae’s new collection for Cloud9 was very first announced, I lost my mind a little bit over this print.  I have some citrus obsession, I admit, but…

  • Tutorial: Quick & Classic Fabric Headbands

    When our oldest was still living at home (before moving off to college), it made my plans for matching family outfit world domination a challenge.  As a high schooler, the patterns…

  • I Can’t Be Stopped: Matching Family Easter

    I am over the edge.  It’s official.  After many holidays and events where I insisted on dressing all the children in matching outfits, we have now celebrated our second? third? Easter…

  • Now Available: The Overmost Pattern is Here!

    [btn type=”default or primary or success or info or warning or danger or link” link=”https://whip-stitch.com/ecourses/product/the-overmost/”]Click to Buy The Overmost Now![/btn] At last, at last!!  The Overmost pattern is BACK! I originally…

  • Coming to a Screen Near You!

    I’ve got a couple projects up and coming to share with you!  A great power session class covering details and finishes; and an episode on PBS with collars and collar techniques. Click…

  • Cotton + Steel Frock Rayons

    Oh, rayon.  I DO love you.  I have always loved you.  I am so glad we’re getting back together. I once overheard an older woman at JoAnn saying to her friend…