Author Archives: Inge

About Inge

I'm a technical writer who loves to sew, make jewelry, and do other types of crafts.

Wide leg pants!

I was so inspired by the success of the shorts I made, that I took the plunge on pants. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of wide leg pants that fit properly, so I am very pleased with … Continue reading

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Bias-cut top and shorts

Although I’ve made garments on the bias before, I wasn’t very successful, because I didn’t do the proper prep work. I recently tried on a camisole and shorts sleep set at Anthropologie and thought they were really cute, but the … Continue reading

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I made shorts!

Although I have made pants before, they never fit right. I tried again with the Colette’s Iris pattern. Here is my practice pair of shorts that I made with some left-over fabric. I had to adjust the pattern a bit … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Embroidered fabric brooch

I’ve been seeing a lot of appliqu├ęd and embroidered clothes in the stores recently. While I love the idea, I thought it would be easier to create portable embroidery that I could add to whatever top I wanted to! How … Continue reading

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Embellishing embroidery

Somebody gave me a couple pieces of embroidery and cross stitch and I didn’t do anything with them for a long time, but I found them back recently and decided to get creative. Here’s my puppy pillow: Here’s what it … Continue reading

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Denim dress

With the left-over fabric from my denim blouse, I made a dress. I used the same pattern as this dress. Because the denim is so thin, I added a muslin lining. I couldn’t find the right color blue muslin, so … Continue reading

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Denim blouse with trim

I saw a denim dress at Anthropologie with several rows of navy trim around the neck and sleeves. I said to my daughter, “I can make that!” But instead of a tunic dress, which doesn’t look that good on me, … Continue reading

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