Trying out couture finishes

If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been working on the same jacket for over two months. I actually started it before the pink blazer with fray trim, but had to take several breaks as I ran out of thread (twice) and just needed to step away to knock out a few…

Preparing the fabric

One of the hardest habits I’ve had to break is rushing to put all of my pieces together and divorcing myself from my sewing machine. The two biggest lessons I’ve learned are the value of hand-stitching and taking pains to prepare my pattern, fabric and marking not in chalk but thread tracing. When making my…