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Sally shares helpful sewing tips

When I read a good sewing tip, I usually set it aside so I can share it with all of you.  Recently I read a series of tips and I want to highlight the best ones. I have never been a big fan of making a muslin for everything I make so here is an [Read More]

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Silk and brocade ages of fashion

Fashions through the ages were full of silk and brocade. There were several styles of dress for women during the 18th century.  The first was the “mantua,” a gown that was fitted into the waist at the back and worn open at the front to show a [Read More]

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some basic sewing techniques

There are many variables when sewing different fabrics and sometimes when sewing the same fabric, but there are some basic principles and techniques which will ensure success when sewing any fabric.  It is nice to know there are some basic rules [Read More]

June 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sally shares the art of darts

I think I will get on my “soap box” this week.  Just about any article of clothing you are sewing, you will come across darts.  One way you can tell if someone made the clothing they are wearing is by the darts.  There is nothing worse than a [Read More]

May 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Orange is in this spring

The color orange is so popular for the spring. A few people have pointed out to me that not everyone can wear orange.  That is very true.  Let’s see what we can do about that. The hues from red to yellow, including ORANGE, pink, brown and [Read More]

April 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sally answers your sewing questions

Over the years I have been asked many sewing questions.  I always try and respond to them through my column.  But the questions are stacking up.  So for the next four weeks I am going to address the questions and answer them.  If you have ever [Read More]

April 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Helpful sewing tips from Sally

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Over the years of writing this column I have come across many good sewing tips. The tips are random at best and I thought I would put a bunch of these together in one column.  So, enjoy the sewing tips. Whenever you are [Read More]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

The color makes a difference

Fabric can almost come alive. Along with the texture of fabric, there is the color of fabric.  We all feel at our best when we feel comfortable, confident and at ease.  Those are the times we nail a presentation, land an important job, snag a [Read More]

March 25, 2018 // 0 Comments