It’s Monday morning and we are already designing for Fall 18 and preparing for the Spring 18 samples to arrive AND preparing sales orders for the current session, Fall 17. Needless to say we have a lot going on. Our design routine is to organize our office. Pull old samples we liked from the previous year.…… Continue reading 5 different basic pleats every seamstress should know
This story begins with me as a child. I remember when my mother told me I needed to start wearing hijab I had just hit puberty and immediately I was told it was time for me to start covering. I knew what it meant, but I didn’t know what it really meant to be a Hijabi.…… Continue reading My Journey to Hijab
This is the best throwback picture ever! This is a picture of one of my first dresses I offered on my Etsy shop. You may look at this picture and think, “What is the big deal? It’s just a dress!” but you see. This customer is my very first online customer. Not only…… Continue reading how awesome is this throwback. The perfect fit.
I hardly every do a DIY. I just don’t have the patience for it. Some people are awesome at redoing or resizing a dress or skirt they bought from the thrift store. For me, its a not so great experience. Personally, there are some DIY projects that are awesome and I think, “man I wish I…… Continue reading My first quick and easy DIY project
Another Siri2Siri Cardigan has left the building! YES! Wow, it is such an amazing feeling when people want your clothing. At times I reminisce about the beginning. I had a dream, an idea, a concept. I had no idea if anyone would “get” the idea or if they would even like it. But I…… Continue reading Another attractive cardy on it’s way out the door
Hello fellow sewing enthusiast. Here is my last design tip. Shelves, shelves and more shelves. If I could have a wall of bookshelves I would be so happy right now. I am always on the hunt for a good bookshelf. Which is rather hard to find at times. Quality means it will def last…… Continue reading Design #10
Here we go! Tip #9 is awesome. At one point I had so many patterns every where. I swear they were multiplying at night. Every time I turned on the light there were more paper patterns popping up. Matter of fact just yesterday I found another box of paper patterns in my bathroom closet! I…… Continue reading Design Tip #9-What to do with your patterns