Super Amazing Posts By Julia

Julia finds fabric stores to be incredibly dangerous places for her wallet. She enjoys stitching up everything from dresses to potholders, usually with a little help from her two cats.

    Couture Curious: Sewing Couture at Home

    Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Sewing |

    Couture sewing isn't just for fancy French designers. You can sew couture at home with beautiful results. Here are five couture sewing techniques that are attainable for the self-taught sewer. Read more

    Secrets to Sewing a Beautiful Blouse

    Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    A pretty blouse is a great addition to your wardrobe, especially when the seasons are transitioning -- just add a cardigan if you get chilly. As an ode to this feminine and versatile garment, here are some of my tips for sewing a blouse and some fun techniques to try. Read more

    On the Inside: How to Use Interlining, Lining, Facing and Interfacing

    Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

    Details like interlining, lining, facing and interfacing can be overlooked in the construction process, but they make a huge difference in your garment. If you've ever been confused as to what to use when, or how to address a particular construction challenge, read on to learn how to use interlining, lining, facing and interfacing.

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    Form and Function: Choosing the Right Buttonholes for Your Garments

    Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Sewing |

    Red Button on Hand-Sewn Garment

    Not all buttonholes are created equal. Learn how to choose among the different types of buttonholes (straight, keyhole and corded) to find the right fit for your garment, plus the benefits of sewing a buttonhole by hand.

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    Just Like Coco: Sewing a Classic Jacket

    Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Sewing |

    Classic Tweed Jacket on a Dress Form

    The iconic Chanel couture jacket is proof that a classic jacket is a wardrobe staple. True, sewing a classic jacket can be a huge investment of your sewing time and energy, but it’s time well spent if you end up with a garment that you’ll wear for years. A truly classic jacket will have clean lines, understated design elements, and be expertly tailored so that it fits your body like a glove!

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