5 Reasons Why RH Vintage Reproduction Patterns Are Better

Vintage reproduction patterns have become very popular in recent years.  Even the big pattern companies like Simplicity and Vogue are reissuing their old stock to fill the demand for vintage patterns.  But all vintage patterns are not created the same.  For many reasons, they can be downright frustrating for modern seamstresses to use.  That’s why… Continue Reading

Patterns for Browncoats

The Browncoat Ball is coming up and you don’t have a thing to wear! Well, let me help you! I’m sure you’ve already read our articles No Sew Browncoat Ball Costuming and Dress Like a Companion without Sewing.  But what if you want to make your own stuff? Darlings, I don’t run a pattern company for nothing.… Continue Reading

Five Ways to Cut Chiffon with Confidence

So I’m working on this lovely outfit worn by Inara in the “Jaynestown” episode of Firefly to wear at the Browncoat Ball in Virginia Beach next month. And yesterday, my chiffon arrived. So today, I have to cut it. Okay.  I can hear you shivering from here.  You’re worried about cutting chiffon.  “It’s too silky!”  “What… Continue Reading