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Archer Appreciation

western yoke mod tutorial

By On September 1, 2014

After many requests for a tutorial on how I added western details to the Archer shirt pattern (like I did on this shirt: here), I decided to do my best to walk… Read More


how to sew a shirt hem with bias tape

By On August 4, 2014

I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog that I wanted to share here as well in case you missed it. As I mentioned previously, this is my new favorite method… Read More


vintage inspired kimono sleeve shirt tutorial

By On April 25, 2014

I’ve been waiting patiently to share this tutorial with you and now I can! Spoiler alert: there’s a full sewing tutorial for this pattern over on the Craftsy blog if you wanna… Read More

Archer Appreciation

quick tips for assembling pdf patterns

By On December 12, 2013

For Archer Appreciation Month, I decided to share a few tips that make it easier to put together print-at-home PDF sewing patterns. There are many advantages to using PDF patterns: they’re instant… Read More


how to sew a 1940s collar

By On November 25, 2013

Many seamstresses shy away from sewing collared shirts and dresses because the instructions can be pretty daunting to look at on paper. The good thing about 1940’s collars, like the one on… Read More


photography tips for sewing bloggers – part two

By On October 24, 2013

My last round up of photography tips sparked some great questions and brought up some great points. I realize the majority of you are going to be on your own for photos,… Read More


photography tips For sewing bloggers

By On October 22, 2013

In light of being nominated for the Craftsy Blogger Awards, I thought it would be appropriate to explain how William and I take photos for Lucky Lucille. After all, it is an… Read More


Using Non Printed Vintage Patterns – The Basics

By On September 5, 2013

One thing that may intimidate people from using 1940’s patterns is the fact that many of them are “un-printed” or blank. This means that you won’t find any markings on the tissue… Read More


Beginner Sewing Tips

By On July 29, 2013

Many of you had asked for some tutorials on building basic sewing skills and techniques. There are so many great tutorials out there already that I wanted to share a roundup of… Read More


Guest Post: Tasha’s Fancy Pockets!

By On January 22, 2013

Hi everyone, I’m Tasha from By gum, by golly! I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Rochelle while she’s on her WWII reenactment adventure. I thought I’d talk about a little project… Read More