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!

Magic Bias Dress Sew Along: Week 2 Color Blocking

Jill here. If you have ever been afraid of sewing a bias cut garment, fear no more. With Rhonda Buss taking you through step-by-step it’s almost guaranteed that you will have a beautiful wearable garment. Plus, with the Fashion In … Continue reading

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The Sewing Pattern You Need To Sew

I’ve been sewing a lot lately, but I don’t have many UFO’s (unfinished objects) lying around. I do have many projects in the works, however! Currently, I have five projects going. I finished this new maxi dress, but have a … Continue reading

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Melissa Mora – Adding Personal Details To Oceanside Pants

Hey y’all, Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns here with you today to talk about adding personal details to your sewn garments. One of the advantages of sewing clothing is that you can make them unique, not carbon copies of every … Continue reading

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Magic Bias Dress Sew Along: Week 1 Prep & Fabric Choices

Happy to start the Bias Dress Sew Along with Rhonda Buss leading the way to an amazing dress. The Magic Bias Dress is really fun to sew. If you are at all hesitant about sewing  a bias garment, this dress … Continue reading

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Melissa Mora Gives Her Top Tips for Salvaging Purse Hardware

We’re excited to bring you Melissa Mora from Blank Slate Patterns every Friday through out April. She’ll be giving you great tips and tricks on sewing with knits, handbags and garments. You can check out the fun patterns and projects … Continue reading

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Good News For People Who Love Sewing!

You may have heard the good news that Sew News is joining with Janet Pray of Islander Sewing Systems to bring a wonderful new program to a larger audience. I wanted to spend a some time in this newsletter talking … Continue reading

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Melissa Mora Gives Her Tips For Working With Knits

Hey y’all, Melissa of Blank Slate Patterns here to talk with you about choosing and sewing knit fabrics. The Pocketful of Posies dress is a knit dress, which makes it comfortable and draped, but if you don’t choose the right … Continue reading

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