Made For Me

Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

I’m going to be bluntly honest – I’d never heard of Califaye Collection before the Sew My Style project and I can’t say I was overly pleased with my finished skirt or the process to make it. I found the instructions to be more complicated than they needed to be for such a simple skirt;… Continue reading Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

The Overlocker Series, Tutorials

Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

So what is the differential feed? In a nutshell, it controls the movement of the front and rear feed dogs under the presser foot. Why would you need to adjust the differential feed? Because if you don’t, you may end up with puckering, gathering or stretching of the fabric - the picture below has all… Continue reading Overlocker Differential Feed Explained

The Overlocker Series

How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

I was asked how to sew knits on an overlocker. Answer – really easily! Honestly, it is so quick and easy, I LOVE it and I'm sure you will too. At college, I was told to tack (baste) every seam before sewing it. So when I made my first jersey vest top, I went through… Continue reading How To Sew With Knits On Your Overlocker

Made For Others

My First Attempt At Sewing for Children With Burda Kids 9424

My friend, Hayley, asked me to make a pinafore style dress for her extremely cute baby girl, Emily Rose. I instantly had an idea of what I wanted the dress to look like but having never made any clothing for children before, I thought it best to use a pattern that was relatively close to… Continue reading My First Attempt At Sewing for Children With Burda Kids 9424