Understanding Grain Line

One of the most important aspects of sewing and working with fabric and patterns is the grain line.  Grainline is the line that the threads of the fabric run in, and is observed differently in woven and knit fabrics. Fabrics like felt do not have a grain line and can be cut in any directionContinue reading “Understanding Grain Line”

My Favourite Seamstress Tools

As a seamstress there are so many tools I use frequently, so I thought I would share my favourite, most used and “I can’t live without” tools (apart from my sewing machines of course!). I do have a few links to some of my favourite stores, but I am not receiving any commission or kickbacks forContinue reading “My Favourite Seamstress Tools”

Unpopular Opinion: Tailoring ≠ Alterations

I recently read a blog post on ways to make your clothing look more lux on a budget. While the tips were good, what really irked me was the person who wrote it is a real industry insider – and when she was talking about altering your clothes for a good fit she referred to itContinue reading “Unpopular Opinion: Tailoring ≠ Alterations”