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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

Sally can be sew right!

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Okay, I can’t ignore the obvious.  Anne Heymen recently wrote a column called “Thread a needle?  I think ‘knot.’  My response back would have to be: “I think sew.” Over the years she has shared with me her [Read More]

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Three categories of pants

The word “pants” is a generic term that refers to three principle categories, of fit between the waist and crotch, jeans, slacks, and trousers—all pants—look and fit differently.  Each is designed with varying amounts of ease to [Read More]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mysteries of sewing machines

There sits in almost every home in America a mysterious looking object that is not being used to its full potential.  Inside it has all the makings of womanhood but it grows only to adolescence. Why?  Because the mother of invention hasn’t [Read More]

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

On buttons and pussycat bows

This December my mother would have been 101 years old.  As I reflect on that, I think about how she always wore a scarf at her neck that looked like a bow.  Nothing goes better with buttons than bows.  Buttons and bows.  Peanut butter and jelly. [Read More]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments