I’ve always loved trompe-l’œil (which means “deceive the eye” in French). I love things that look like other things: tuxedo shirts and bookcases that are secretly doors and paintings that look like windows to a secret garden.
Here is a project I made as a baby shower gift for an old friend of mine. We
I’ve just added a new free pattern to the shop. It’s a mini apron add on for the Vintage Style Apron pattern. You’ll need to purchase (or have already purchased) the Vintage Style Apron if you want to use it as shown in the example below.
However, as a bonus, I’ve also put together
This is my step-by-step tutorial that will show you how to make a half apron using the free Mini Apron add-on pattern from my shop.
It’s a quick and easy project- great for beginners- and aprons make great gifts!
You might also want to grab the free pocket pattern or one of the
This is a seven part series (in progress) that will show you damn near every possible way to gather fabric. Yeah, I said seven.
Why so many, you ask.
Isn’t one good enough?
Different fabrics will be better suited to different methods of gathered, so that’s why. Now quit questioning my authority!
Hold on to
Rosie wrap, tie up rockabilly headband, dolly bow… whatever you want to call it, this is a super duper easy and quick sewing project. This would be a perfect tutorial to start with if you’re new to sewing.
I made mine in a pretty pink floral print, inspired by the trends featured in the spring
Nothing completes a costume better than a mini top hat! It’s like the cherry on top of the sundae. And nothing could be easier than making your own custom top hat.
I think it would be super fun to have a Hat Making Party with some friends. Serve tea and make it a Mad Hatter’s
The moment you’ve all been waiting for: a circle skirt tutorial that has the math already done for you! Download my FREE circle skirt template, and you’re ready to go!
For detailed instructions, watch my video tutorial here:
I tried to address all the questions you guys have asked about
What better way to get #fabulouslyfestive than to festoon yourself (and others) with bows? This bow would make a great topper for a gift since it’s the classic gift bow design… but the bonus is that since it’s made from fabric, it can double as a hair bow, brooch, or bracelet! Of course you can
Tree decorating doesn’t just have to be for Christmas! Here’s how you can make a creepy Halloween tree of your own.
Costumed cat ornaments by KilkennycatArt.Pumpkin teapot by baumanstoneware.
Step 1Gather your supplies!
A bucket or vase Twigs and sticks Floral foam (for straight sided vessels) or styrofoam packing peanuts (for a bucket