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We know, as environmentally conscious individuals know that every consumer product has some sort of impact on the environment. And we understand that it is our responsibility to weigh the effects of a product when choosing what we will purchase and consume. But, have...read more
A complete look at the most common fashion pleats. A pleat is folded excess fabric that creates fullness. Pleats are used both as a design element and for functionality and ease of movement. They are created by doubling over fabric on itself to produce a fold. Pleats...read more
The top 3 habits to form that will have you sewing like a professional are more common than you think! And, you might even be skipping some of these crucial steps! Sometimes, we have a habit of skipping certain steps because we might see them as unnecessary or extra....read more
Learn the six simple steps to draft a custom fit bodice pattern block! Why custom pattern blocks? If you are interested in making clothing tailored to your body, learning how to draft a set of custom fitting pattern blocks is a must! If it seems like it is to...read more
A quick look at the 3 essential stitches that will elevate your sewing skills and prevent your next sewing project from looking homemade. Make your sewing projects look professional Do you know the difference between homemade and handmade? Well, let’s just say...read more
A quick look at the 7 most important tools for achieve professional pressing. Pressing is essential If your goal is to make professional looking, handmade garments, then pressing is crucial to your success. Sometimes, it is easy to skip over these simple steps,...read more
Welcome to the Extraordinary Girl Blog Tour! a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow along this entire week to see all the awesome creations… And enter for your chance to win one of the awesome pattern bundles! Monday Feb. 16th Call Ajaire – The Crazy Tailor...read more
A quick overview of the most common landmark terms used in the industry. Landmark terms are essentially they words used to identify parts of the body, or dress form, that are referred to when measuring the body. Generally, we measure from one landmark to another....read more
Pattern markings, a quick look at the most common terms and symbols. The markings used for commercial sewing patterns and markings used on industry patterns are somewhat similar, but somewhat different. The industry uses a few fancy tools that make the job of...read more
A crash course in fabric, fibers, and their use and care. Selecting the right fabric When deciding the type of fabric you may want to consider the following; The type of garment you wish to sew (sports wear, athletic apparel, evening wear, etc.) The way the...read more