Ugly Christmas Sweater- 2017

A good friend of mine had a Christmas Sweater Competition coming up for her boyfriend and enlisted me to help her make one. She wanted the works; candy canes, lights, ornaments, tinsel, ribbons, bells, reindeer, etc.¬† I drew out a list of items and estimated their prices. She had an idea in her head she […]

Adding Lace to Old Shorts

So you’re thinking of adding a bit of jazz to those shorts that some how ended up shorter than you meant to make them when you made them cut-offs. Accidentally really short cut-offs. First off, you need to find some with a good weight. I picked the lace below because of the weight and the […]

2015 Halloween Costume

In 2015, I decided I wanted to do a halloween costume for work. It had to be cute, fun, and in halloween colors, that much I was sure of. I wanted to love it but I didn’t know where I wanted to do. There was an idea I loved and wanted to start with: The […]

The first Backstitch

This is the first post for Refining the Seams. It’s the first step into starting what could be my business.  It’s the first true attempt at showing what I can do, as a seamstress and as designer.  I’m not sure where this blog will take me but it’s the first. Thank you in advance, for […]