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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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 →

Me Made May Week 1

"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 →

A-Line 2 Hour Skirt

As you'll soon see in our first weekly Me-Made-May post, I made a third Simplicity 9662. You can read about the first one I made here, and I never got a chance to post about the other one because I made it before we founded the blog (you can still see pictures of it in our first... Continue Reading →

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