Sewing Tips and Tricks; Single Welt Pockets

It's taken us a while, but we've finally gotten started on our Sewing Tips and Tricks series. We weren't able to have friends over and teach them our tricks, but maybe we will for a different tutorial sometime. Alright, here we go: Welt Pockets! They're just so beautiful and professional looking, I put them on... Continue Reading →

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Culottes and a Crop Top

Hello again! This is another post to catch up with what I've been sewing lately. The crop top is a few months old, but I only made the culottes the other day. This off-the-shoulder shirred crop top is from a pattern the Margo and I spent an entire day drafting (It took a surprising amount... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Shorts Pattern

Hi everyone! Sorry we've been so absent on Darts and Gathers lately. Since summer vacation, Darts and Gathers basically flew out the window. Sewing hasn't, though! We have lots of items to catalogue on Darts and Gathers. Here goes: Since I started sewing (about a year and a half ago) I have been looking for... Continue Reading →

Striped T-Shirt Tutorial

1. For this shirt I wanted to imitate the shape of a shirt I owned that I really liked. I traced the shape of the shirt with the sleeves folded over onto a piece of folded over stretch knit fabric. 2. I cut out the shirt and sewed the shoulders closed (I am so proud... Continue Reading →

Overalls With Lengthened Straps

The other day I went to L Train Vintage (an amazing thrift store!) and bought a pair of overalls. They fit really well except that the straps were a couple inches too short. I decided that I'd add five to six inches and adjust them to fit. Here's my tutorial on how! I started with... Continue Reading →

Me Made May Weeks 4 and 5

"I, Knora of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017." "I, Margo of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com) pledge to wear one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May, 2017." **Knora: When... Continue Reading →

Me Made May Week 3

"I, Knora of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017." "I, Margo of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com) pledge to wear one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May, 2017." **Knora: When... Continue Reading →

Iris Shorts

I made the Iris shorts by Colette Patterns! I love them, even though the fit of the waistband is a little off. I made them out of a beautiful Italian corduroy (or so I'm told it's called). The fabric really just seems like velvet, but if you look at the wrong side you can see... Continue Reading →

Me Made May Week 2

"I, Knora of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '17. I endeavor to wear one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2017." "I, Margo of Darts and Gathers (dartsandgathers.wordpress.com) pledge to wear one me-made or refashioned item each day for the duration of May, 2017." **Knora: When... Continue Reading →

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