How to Make Lace Up Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots (for knit fabrics) OR Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots (for woven fabrics) with grommets for lacing up the sides, in place of the side zipper. I used some great cotton lycra from Wellington Fabrics for my...

How to Make Slouchy Ruched Slipper Boots

This tutorial shows how to hack (modify) the Canmore Cuddle Boots pattern to have a slouchy ruched boot top. This method could also be used for the Rocky Mountain Slipper Boots – but that pattern is sized for wovens, and most fabrics that would drape nicely for...

How to Add Trim to the Talia Tiered Skirt

Trim is a fantastic way to add contrast when making the Talia tiered skirt (FREE pattern with email subscription – see more info here) in a single fabric color or print! You can either use store bought piping (but it must have stretch, if you want to use it at...

Three Favorite Methods for Gathering Fabric

Gathering fabric is something that many sewists find difficult, and some even avoid – though it’s a beautiful element in many different styles of garments, and with the right method can be quite easy. There are a ton of different methods that can be used...

How to Sew a Tiered Skirt

When I was organizing my fabrics recently, I saw these shades of green/teal together and thought, how awesome would a tiered dress be in these fabrics, creating an ombre effect! I decided to use the Reverie Dress for it, with the pleated shoulder strap hack. It turned...

Blending Sizes on Pants For the Perfect Fit

When sewing pants for children, it’s very common for their waist and height to fall into different sizes. Thankfully, size blending can be done using these simple methods. Note: the examples show a leggings-style pant (with no side seams), but this can be done...