Category Archives: Problem Solving – Fixing what went wrong

Pink and Polka Dotty! Mini Tutorial on simple, fingerless gloves

 I stitch up many custom requests for Cheer Uniforms and Dance Costumes like this one: made to match these photos: Girls costume photos from the Weissman dance costume company website which you can find here: https://www.weissmanscostumes.com/ This one looked fun! I got started on pattern work and made this garment first. Pretty close! But… I was disappointed that the bodice was… Read more »

Problem Solving – too big/poor fabric choice

So, you start with a pattern: Simplicity 4786 And an idea, the coat shown in the middle. Of course I didn’t want to use fleece I had this cool eye-lash fabric in a tie-dyed yellow/pink blend. I should have known it didn’t have the necessary body. When it was finished it was Really Sad Completely limp Un-wearable…as a coat! BUT… Read more »