Craftsy instructor and blogger Christine Haynes shares excerpts from her new book, "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction" and an exclusive pattern giveaway! Read more
What better time of the year than the winter to escape from the weather and visit somewhere warm? And while you’re there, you’re probably going to want a caftan, because they are comfy, stylish and effortlessly chic. Recently I vacationed in Palm Springs with my two best girl friends, and I whipped up these easy-to-sew caftans for the three of us to lounge in while on holiday. Little did I know that we’d be in them nearly all day and all night!
I pretty much live in dresses, because they are easy to toss on, and chic to wear. It's a win-win! But there is nothing chic about having the skirt of your dress cling to your tights or undies, preventing the skirt from hanging the way it was intended. Enter the slip. It might seem old school to wear a slip, but their purpose is valid. So instead of going to the mall to buy an old-fashioned granny slip, why not make one yourself? Read more
What gets you started on your next sewing project? Is it the new season? Is it a special occasion? Perhaps you’ve fallen in love with a certain fabric? Whatever it is, it’s important to understand that you’re adding to your closet with each creation, and it’s a good idea to take a moment and think about where the inspiration comes from so you’ll actually make something you will want to wear again and again!
After making my bra from pattern designer Ohhh Lulu, I had a hankering to make up a pair of panties to match. Lucky for me, Ohhh Lulu has patterns for undies too! I chose the high-waisted Betty panties and used the same fabrics I made my bra with, so I'd have a matching set. I feel positively like a retro pin-up in these! Read more