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sleeve

  • The Square-Cut Armhole

    A simple vintage jacket reveals an attractive and unusual feature. Here's how to make it.

  • Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

    Learn how to replace an armscye seam with a hand-sewn pearl-and-chiffon-braid insertion.

  • My Lovely Linen Jacket

    Inspired by a RTW jacket, I modified Butterick 6056 to create my Lovely Linen Jacket. I used Robert Kaurman Essex Linen/Cotton blend, raised the neck a bit and subbed a…

  • “Maile Butterfly” Dress

    The "Maile Butterfly" Dress was inspired by visions of a "Secret Garden" just like Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote about. I imagined my secret garden to be filled with tulips and…

  • Military Style Spring Jacket

    Butterick 5927, view D was my starting point. This basic double breasted pattern is very simple and lends itself to achieving the military look I was after. The cotton duck…

  • Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted Cuff

    See Angela Wolf's pattern change for the SewStylish 1467 jacket

  • Silk Organza Dress

    I was inspired by a vintage house dress I purchased at a thrift store.  I copied the vintage dress to create my own pattern.  I was given an antique, silk…

  • Blonde Snow White

    I made this using only fabric scraps I had saved over the years. It paid off. Found this Simplicity 5402 pattern years ago at a Value Village for a dollar…

  • Living Dolls

    My girls wanted to be dolls for Halloween this year and we found Simplicity 1300 that looked like it would be perfect. Using patters is always a challenge with fitting…

  • Steampunk Snow White

    Partner and I were invited to a Steampunk-themed Halloween/Costume party this year. I dressed as a Steampunk version of Snow White and he dressed as a Steampunk Mad Scientist. This…