Author Archives: Jill

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!

Monica Bravo Panty Sew Along: Week 2 Cutting Out, Tips & Embellisment Ideas!

Let’s get going on the Week 2 of the Monica Bravo Panty Sew Along. This week Monica will give her tips on cutting out your pattern and embellishment ideas. Next week we’ll start to sew. If you haven’t picked up … Continue reading

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Monica Bravo Panty Sew-Along: Week 1 Fabrics, Elastics & Patterns

I’m excited to bring you a quick sew along featuring Monica Bravo of Bravo Bella. Monica is the go-to person for learning to sew your own undies, bras and other lovely under things. If you’re lucky enough to be in … Continue reading

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Learn How To Copy A Pattern From RTW Designs

You know your favorite dress in your closet that you wish you had in five different colors or fabric? Or that skirt that fits you so perfectly, you’d love to replicate? If you have existing garments that you LOVE, and … Continue reading

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Panty vs Underwear Debate – Where Do You Stand? + 5 Reason to Sew Your Own

How Many Ways Are There To Say Underwear? No, I don’t like the word “panty.” I prefer underwear, underpants, even knickers. They sound a bit sturdier, which is how I like my undergarments, thank you very much. And, I’ll say … Continue reading

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Cosmo Bag Sew Along Finishing Touches

Thank you for joining the Cosmo Bag Sew Along. I’ve been working on this at home and it’s going to be such an awesome bag when(ever) I get it done. I hope you ‘re having better luck finishing up in … Continue reading

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Fashion School Crash Course Episode 19: Carrie Sleutskaya Costume vs. Couture

Get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway alumni as your guide! Join us each week to learn about a new topic that will help take your sewing, your fashion and/or your career path, to new heights. Explore … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie – Hand Embroidery

We are continuing our Friday Freebie for the next couple of weeks. This week it’s all about hand embroidery and what a beautiful art form it is. Hand embroidery is a great way to practice hand sewing for use in … Continue reading

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Fashion School Crash Course: Episode 18 Carmen Webber Designing for Models vs “Real” People

Get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway alumni as your guide! Join us each week to learn about a new topic that will help take your sewing, your fashion and/or your career path, to new heights. Explore … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Sewing List for 2016 + Find Out What’s New!

Just a few more days and 2016 will be here. My sewing plans for 2016 are rather modest. I plan on moving forward with the ball gown and have my pattern picked out, it’s a vintage Vogue from 1947. I … Continue reading

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Fashion School Crash Course: Episode 16 Gunnar Deatherage Designing Like A Stylist

Get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway alumni as your guide! Join us each week to learn about a new topic that will help take your sewing, your fashion and/or your career path, to new heights. Explore … Continue reading

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