Posts by Rochelle New

Rochelle New
Rochelle's obsession with vintage sewing started early, thanks to her mom's knack for making costumes and reciting lines from old movies. Inspired by the 1940s, Rochelle shares her projects and hosts the annual Sew For Victory sew-along, on her blog Lucky Lucille. Rochelle won the 2013 Craftsy Blogger Award for best photography, and has been featured in several craft magazines and online publications for her vintage projects. Aside from sewing, Rochelle enjoys rescuing animals, WWII reenacting, bowling, snowboarding, knitting, and letting other people cook for her.

Garment Construction

Tie It All Together: 5 Essential Types of Garment Closures

When sewing garments with any type of fitted shape it's essential to have an opening that you can make bigger to get into, and smaller to close around you. This is where types of garment closures come into play. Not only are they an important part of sewing garments, but these notions are also a means of personalizing your sewing for a look that's all your own. Read on to learn about 5 essential garment closures! Read more »

Garment Construction

Sewing Shirts: How to Sew a Simple Summer Top

The Kimono Top pattern by Salme is an excellent project for all kinds of sewers. It's great for experienced sewers because it's quick to make and works well with more challenging fabrics like silk or chiffon, but the pattern is equally great for a beginner because the construction is so simple! If you appreciate more visual instruction, we can work through this pattern together with my simple summer shirt tutorial. Read more »

Sewing Blog

Vintage Sewing Techniques: It’s All in the Details

Vintage sewing techniques really aren't all that different from moderns ones when it comes down to it but when re-creating vintage garments, it's the small details that make all the difference. Here are three vintage sewing techniques that I think are the most recognizably different when compared to modern sewing. Read more »