Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My NEW Sewing Show---The Tailor and the Dressmaker starts next month!

Hello Wonderful People! I'm excited about my new project I have in the works. I'm teaming up with Victoria Baylor from and we're bringing to you our new show "The Tailor and the Dressmaker"!!! This will be an insightful show focusing on ALL THINGS SEWING and featuring great tutorials, advice, product reviews, interviews, etc. You DEFINITELY want to stay tuned for this!

You can find out more information by checking out our 2 Youtube Videos below. Also please feel free to subscribe to our Youtube Channel---"The Tailor and The Dressmaker" as well as our Facebook page under the same name. The first show premieres August 10th. To celebrate we're hosting alot of giveaways!!!! So you definitely don't want to miss out. Also, if you have any show ideas feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love to cater to requests!!! "See" you soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Catching Up and Exciting New Plans!!!

The last few months have been a WHIRLWIND! I've mostly been on Facebook and Instagram but  will go back to to posting regularly on my blog. I have enjoyed the last few months. I've been working with plenty of students in my Savannah studio and I've been able to extend my teachings elsewhere.

(Here I am working with my wonderful student Ashley! She comes all the way from S.C. to visit every week!)

I LOVE hands on training with my students. Whether they come weekly or spend a block of time with me I LOVE having them around. I love passing "the craft" on to others. I've even started "One Day Visits". I have several students who have a hard time pulling away from their hectic schedules and this works great. It's amazing what you can learn even in a day's time.

I've also been doing alot of filming. For those who want to come to me and can't well I'm making sure I get the instruction to you. I have several new courses available and have been receiving RAVE reviews on them. You can choose from mini courses (mostly alterations) or Full courses such as my Tailored Vest or Matching Plaid courses. You can see my line up HERE

 As most of you know recently I was able to join forces with Mimi G and teach a Tailored Jacket Construction Shortcuts video.
 Chatting it up with Mimi before giving her the custom jacket I made for her using her Simplicity pattern. 

 It fit perfectly and she sure does look great in that color!

 I have around 130 Ladies sign up for my class so it was a PACKED house! Such great energy and questions!!! They really enjoyed it and I enjoyed them!

I've been receiving countless of requests to visit and keep producing videos and courses so that's exactly what I will keep doing. Anything to make you Guys happy. Sharing my wealth of knowledge with you just brings me life. I also have some EXCITING projects in the works and will be divulging soon so stay tuned. I can't believe it's already July and time is passing quickly. There's lots to be done! What project have you been doing and getting in to?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Tailored VEST course is HERE!!!

I'm sorry I've been away for a minute. But I've been keeping you all in mind as I recorded my Tailored Vest Course!!! That's right, you asked for it and I've delivered! When I requested the course you guys want to see there was an overwhelming response for my Tailored Vest Course. So I've gone and done it. The course is NOW available. I show you how to construct a vest with tailored excellency in less then 2 hours. My methods are different then most instructions so you'll find them refreshing, surprisingly easy and very effective! You definitely want to get this course! You won't be disappointed.  You can use this course to make vests for men, women, boys and girls! You can access the course and other courses at this link....
. The Course is ON SALE for $24.95, regularly $39.95! You can't beat that deal!!!

Here's a commercial for it here!!!

I wanted to personally thank you all for pointing me in this direction. I LOVE teaching and sharing my shortcuts and tailoring talents with all I meet! I have some more courses in the pipeline. If you want to see something specific please let me know in the comments section. And don't forget to get your copy of THE TAILORED VEST COURSE!!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Joining Forces with MimiG!!!

Hello Everyone! Forgive me for being away. I've been doing alot of filming (I have some online courses coming out---details soon), been hanging out on Facebook (see the link to my page on the right of my blog) and I have some exciting plans in the works. One exciting plan is I'm teaming up with Mimi G to be a presenter at her 4th Annual Fashion, Sewing and Style Conference. Although the conference has sold out you can find details HERE. I'll be giving a workshop on constructing a Tailored Jacket. I'm SUPER excited to be able to showcase some of my signature techniques & short cuts and I'm delighted that Mimi G asked me as I greatly appreciate her efforts to motivate and inspire others. I hope I get to meet some of you all. Please let me know if you plan to attend. Again, I'm excited about this opportunity and look forward to this wonderful opportunity:) Also, to get updates on my upcoming online courses please sign up HERE at

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tie Sew-Along: Final Sessions 3 & 4 (6 videos included)

Sorry for the delay folks but here are the FINAL Tie Sew-Along videos.

(screenshot from one of the videos. You'll find all 6 below)

There are 6 videos, yes 6, below and I show you how I sew the lining on the tie, baste it together and then do the final sewing using my fellon stitch. I also have helpful advice on how to work with slippery tie fabrics. Of course you can go back and view my Session #1 videos HERE and Session #2 videos HERE. I was delighted to put this together and share this information with you all.  Be on the lookout my Tailored Vest Online course. It's coming soon. Enjoy the videos.....

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Made 2 More Fancy Vests!

I had to interrupt the last segment of the Tie Sew-Along so I could show you 2 vests I made for one of my favorite clients. One is a deep burgundy velour vest (that's right, velour. It's what he wanted) and the other is a white polyester fabric vest. He likes his vest with specific pocket placement and lapel style---it's his signature. Of course it only takes me about an hour to whip one of these up. Wonder how I do it so fast. Well you'll have to wait and see when I offer my Men's Vest Tutorial Course----DETAILS ON THE WAY. You'll get all on the juicy details on how I'm able to make these so fast and so flawlessly. Enough about that for now---see my client's vest pictures below!

 (Burgundy velour vest before buttons)

(Finished product)

 (Took pics outside so you could see the details better)

(Working on the white vest)

 (Lining up close)

(Finished product---perfect!)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Tie Sew-Along Session 2---Laying and Cutting Out Your Tie

We are nearing the end of the Tie Sew-Along. Just one more session to go. In this, session 2 I'll cover why it's so hard for most people to sew a tie pattern and how my strategy of using an actual tie and deconstructing it and using it's tie filler is one of the easiest methods to use in creating a tie. One thing that I address in the video that I don't want to confuse anyone is which part of the tie to machine sew and which part to hand sew. The tie will only be sewn where the linings are added at both ends. Otherwise you'll be following your deconstructed tie's "roll lines" so you'll know how to fold the tie fabric in on itself before hand sewing down the middle.  Check out this video for the clarification and details.

Now let's move on to laying out the tie pattern and cutting it out. Here you'll learn about the importance of cutting your tie out on the bias among other important details.

Ok, now we're ready to move on to our last session which is sewing.....