Posts by Julia

Julia Garza
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.

Garment Construction

Secrets to Sewing a Beautiful Blouse

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 »

Garment Construction

Just Like Coco: Sewing a Classic Jacket

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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Design & Patternmaking

Top 5 Fashion Sewing Techniques to Learn

Sewing Pattern

If nothing thrills you more than whipping up a custom wardrobe for yourself, then you probably consider yourself a fashion sewer. Sewers who primarily sew garments need to master a slightly different skill set than a sewer who is mostly interested in sewing home decor or accessories (though there is some overlap, of course!). Here are the Top 5 sewing techniques to learn in order to create beautiful, functional garments.

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