2018 TUTORIALS

I am writing and photographing a tutorial, one per month, all throughout 2018! Please join me as we hone our tailoring skills.

JANUARY

puffed taffeta patch (pic)

PUFFED TAFFETA PATCH
add a bit of glam to your activewear!

FEBRUARY

double welt pocket (pic)

DOUBLE WELT POCKET W/GROSGRAIN
a simple, fast, and gorgeous method – no measuring

MARCH

pintucks in tissue knit (pic)

PINTUCKS IN TISSUE KNIT
sheer fabrics are an opportunity for stunning detail

APRIL

pintucks in tissue knit (pic)

A CLEAN FINISH MENSWEAR SHIRT
convert a button up shirt pattern for a high-end finish

TUTORIAL ARCHIVE

more about plaids (pic)

MORE ABOUT PLAIDS
designing your best shirt details

timmel fabric lessons

TIMMEL KNIT LESSONS
reposted with permission

mock serge stitch (pic)

MOCK SERGE STITCH
a feature on most home machines

weighted blanket (pic)

A WEIGHTED BLANKET
for therapeutic or comfort use

appliques and adornments

SEWING WITH KNITS
creative appliqu├ęs & adornments

imke hoodie (pic)

IMKE HOODIE
working with a Farbenmix design

painting with stabilizer (pic)

PAINTING WITH STABILIZER
for exacting results

zip-fly tutorial

ZIP-FLY TUTORIAL
for the perfect pair of trousers

button fly (pic)

BUTTON-FLY TUTORIAL
classic – & easier than you think!

steamed crossgrain waistband (pic)

STEAMED CROSSGRAIN WAISTBAND
my favorite method to finish trousers

upcycling t-shirt upgrayedd

T-SHIRT UPCYCLE UPGRAYEDD
up your game, t-shirt surgery

plaid designing (pic)

PLAID POWER!
considerations when designing a plaid shirt

bootstrap dress form (pic)

BOOTSTRAP DRESS FORM
make a perfect custom analogue for your studio!

I am a tailor, writer, mother, partner, Buddhist, vegan, and unschooling parent. Our current household consists of my partner Ralph, our two children Phoenix (16) and Nels (14), one pointer-mix dog, and four kitties. You can connect with me through my blog, on Facebook, through Instagram, through my Flickrstream, or via email.