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

MAY

double welt pocket (pic)
A PERFECT SASH
back to basics: for a tie or belt

JUNE

double welt pocket (pic)
BIAS-CUT BOW TIE
the perfect accoutrement

JULY

double welt pocket (pic)

SEWING A BUTTON
back to basics

AUGUST

double welt pocket (pic)

MY FAVORITE METHODS
30+ years’ experience

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.