Feminine Peplum Tunic Tutorial

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I had this fabric in my stash for a while. I purchased it when it was on sale from Girl Charlee, my favorite knit fabric resource. They always have some gorgeous florals and if you know anything about me you know that I absolutely adore florals. This one was so pretty and after making a batch of headbands, I saved the rest for myself. I had the idea for this peplum, relaxed knit tunic top that I wanted to make and I decided to go for it. It only took me a few hours to draft the pattern and sewing it together was a snap. It took less than 20 min to have it assembled. This pattern was super easy and I can’t wait to make another one!Read More »

What I Made: Formal Party Dresses

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Finally! I am able to share with you all the culmination of a nearly a weeks work! Last week I hinted at the dresses I was preparing for myself and my sisters for a wedding that we were going to attend. They turned out better than I had hoped, and though, I had my share of problems and frustrations along the way, I am really pleased with them.Read More »

What’s in my Sewing Basket

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I decided to do a post on what I keep in my sewing basket and what tools I use all the time and need ready right at hand. After all, a seamstress is only as good as what’s in her sewing basket. That’s a saying, right?

Well, let’s get started!

 

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-Pincushion with plenty of pins. Need I say how important these are? Probably not. Winking smile

-Tape measure

-Soft Tape Measure. As you can see, I have more than I need of those!

-Scotch tape. This is really important for notes and those things that pins won’t work for.

-Sewing Needles. Some things can’t be sewn on a machine and these always need to be in ready reach.

-Thread. I keep white and black within ready reach because I use them the most frequently. If I need a specific color aside from those, I keep them in drawer unit elsewhere.

-Sticky Notes. I use these for quick notes or labeling fabric pieces. I use these a lot.

 

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Now for the tools.

-Fabric Sheers. I have two pairs of these. I need either to sharpen them or get a new pair.

-Pinking Sheers. These are nice for certain projects. They are also know as finishing sheers.

-Seam Ripper. Seriously. . . these are SOOOO important. I use it more than I wish I had to. . . you know what I’m talking about. I actually like to keep several around because they like to wander off and get lost.

-Little Tiny Scissors. I think these are actually Fingernail scissors. These are super helpful and wonderful to have around. They are small, pointy and they get into those tiny places that nothing else can.

-Cutters. I have really no idea what the official name for these is, but they are really handy. And sharp. I have used them for quilting and rag quilting.

-Pen and Pencil. Nough said.

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Bobbins! Always have these on handy! I wish I had a better container for them. But you totally need to have extra around. I like to keep one of all the main colors ready wound so they are easy to access.

 

What do you keep in your sewing basket? Anything else I should put in my sewing basket?

By His Grace,

Victoria