Pencil Skirt: Cutting & Preparing Your Fabric

In this post you’ll find instructions to cut and prepare your fabric to sew the Pencil Skirt.  The MHS pencil skirt pattern has only 4 pattern pieces: Skirt Front, Skirt Back, Front Facing, and Back Facing.   Fitting Before cutting … Read More

Free Pencil Skirt Pattern

This FREE Pencil Skirt Pattern is for a lined skirt with two darts on front and two darts on back. The waist is finished with facings and it has an invisible zipper and a slit. The pattern is available in US Sizes … Read More

DIY Chanel Style Jacket FREE Pattern

Sew a DIY Channel Style Jacket using this FREE Pattern.  Original Chanel Jackets cost thousand of dollars,  but the good news is that you can have your Chanel Style jacket for a lot less if you do it yourself.  This … Read More

Fabric for Pencil Skirts

Fabric for Pencil Skirts: We suggest medium weight woven fabrics (they can have some stretch). Some examples are crepe, medium-weight cottons such as twill, linen, cotton/linen blends, denim or even suiting fabrics. Consider when you plan on wearing your skirt while … Read More

How to Make a Pattern in Illustrator

Most independent designers use Illustrator to provide their customers a PDF copies of their sewing patterns.  This tutorial explains step by step how to make a pattern in Illustrator.  In this tutorial, the pattern in Illustrator is made based on a … Read More

Ladies Coat Designs: Trench Coat

A Trench Coat  is a loose, belted, double-breasted raincoat/ coat usually in a military style. You can add details and use different fabric combinations to turn a classic trench coat in a very modern piece.  Below are some Ladies Coat Designs that … Read More

Yoga Pants Pattern FREE

This Yoga Pants Pattern was inspired by the Lululemon Yoga Shorts.  These shorts are high waisted and very comfortable.  There are three pattern pieces and you can find the tutorial in the Lady Bee Keeper blog. . Fabric Recommendations: 1/2 yard Activewear Fabric Printed … Read More

Costume Sewing Patterns FREE

Follow along in this Halloween Sew Along hosted by Baby Lock.  There are three FREE costume sewing patterns available with step by step illustrated instructions.  You’ll get tips and tricks to create three fun costumes made from pillowcases!   You can … Read More

Refashion Clothes: Inspiration & Ideas

Are you looking for ideas in how you can refashion clothes? In this post you’ll find great ideas that will inspire you to go to your closet and start transforming your old clothes. You can transform a button down shirt … Read More

Circle Skirt Calculator

The circle flare skirt is a full skirt and the pattern pieces are the same in the front and the back.  This basic skirt can be used for many different garments including dresses. Once you know the waist calculation, it is … Read More

DIY Tank

This DIY Tank is for a fluid bias-cut lingerie-inspired camisole with a lace insert.  The “bias-cut” technique is used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric, causing it to … Read More

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