The Tallinn top and dress from Itch to Stitch patterns is named after the capital of Estonia. I have substantially upped my geography game with the names of Itch to Stitch patterns! This lovely pattern was released on the 20th of February (my birthday!). I had gotten back […]
My name is Karina. I'm a passionate seamstress, wife, mother and midwife. I love all things sewing and sharing all the little tips and tricks I have picked up through my decades of sewing. I have a Youtube channel all about sewing called Lifting Pins and Needles.
I’ve recently gone down the rabbit hole of Mc Call’s and Butterick patterns in their PDF versions. Not all the pattern have this option available, but most do and this is amazing for those of us who can’t access the paper patterns due to our country of residence. […]
Today I am sharing two Cantebury Skirts from Style Arc Patterns I made using a woven fabric and a knit fabric. The original design is drafted for woven fabrics such as Silk, rayon and Crepe de chine. As noted, knit fabrics are not recommended by the designer for […]
The vast majority of denim jackets have a collar that is constructed in a very similar manner and this post hopes to inspire and simplify this process so you too can also sew these wardrobe staples. I have made this style of jacket many times and recently with […]
Hi sewing friends, my name is Karina, and I’m a passionate dressmaker and sewing blogger/vlogger. You will always see videos from my youtube channel in my posts to further deepen the content. Although I mainly prefer to sew with woven fabric, I do occasionally sew with knit fabric, […]
The Boyfriend Cardigan from Love Notions has a Women’s and a Girls version and they are exactly the same. The difference is the sizes, of course, but we sew them in exactly the same. In this post, you will see a little girl’s version I made for my […]
The Sienna Maker jacket is the newest release from Closet Case Patterns and I was a pattern tester for this project full of cool sewing details. This style is described as a “chic utility jacket” inspired by vintage work-wear from France. This is an example of possible inspiration. […]