Easy ways to make simple projects look fancy

Lately, I’ve been sewing much simpler patterns, but taking time in finishing to make my items look really polished. There is nothing quite like the secret joy of knowing your skirt is lined in fun colour or that your pockets are made of a contrasting fabric. I’ve assembled some of my favourite ways to jazz up…

One more top with that McCall’s pattern

Apparently, I cannot get enough of this pattern. As part of my vacation shopping list, “something backless” was one of my requirements. I was inspired by this pin I kept staring at all spring. I decided to go with a low back  – low enough to keep me cool, but not so low that I can’t…

Another ruffle skirt (or what can I squeeze out this weekend?)

I bought this fun dotted chambray in the spring intending to make a casual sleeveless dress for sightseeing. As I got into my upgrade course (for work, not sewing), I realized that would not be happening, so I sort of resigned myself to buying the clothes I would need for our trip to Germany, which…