Do I Really Need To Make a Muslin or “Toile”?

In short, yes it is a good idea!   If you are sewing a new pattern for the first time then I really would encourage you to cut the pattern in muslin first to make a toile.  This will allow you to try on the toile to check the fit before making it in fabric. Let’s … Read more

How To Sew a French Seam

French seams are commonly used to finish the seams of garments sewn in sheer or light weight fabrics such as silk and chiffon.  French seams produce a professional clean look to a garment while protecting the seam from fraying or showing through to the right side if it is made of a sheer fabric.  This seam finish can also be used in garments … Read more