Sewing · Uncategorized

Announcing My New Sewing Blog – Plum & Petal Sews

Hello Everyone! My new sewing blog is officially live and I have my first post on it! I am on Blogger now.  It took me some time to decide which platform to use.  I needed an attractive theme which I purchased and more free space.  Blogger was the best fit for me.  I've been blogging… Continue reading Announcing My New Sewing Blog – Plum & Petal Sews

Hair · Sewing · Uncategorized

DIY Rose Hair Clip

  Hello Lovelies! Hair adornments and flowers are so popular this season. They’re great for weddings, parties, dates and anytime you want to add sophistication to that hairdo. There are numerous ways to create flowers from ribbon or fabric. This was a simple method using wire edged ribbon. This creates the perfect foundation for this… Continue reading DIY Rose Hair Clip


DIY Easy Maxi Dress

Hello Lovelies! Are you petite and own a too long maxi skirt or just feel like making an easy dress?  Then you got yourself an instant maxi dress!  Although you don't have to be petite to wear a skirt as a dress, it will be more of a midi or knee-length depending on your height. … Continue reading DIY Easy Maxi Dress


Sweet and Simple DIY Wrist Pincushion

  I've been wanting one of these cute little pincushions for the longest time.  You wear on the wrist and don't have to worry about constantly reaching for your pincushion for every little pin!  What a time saver these are,  your wrist is so much closer than the table for grabbing pins.  I was getting… Continue reading Sweet and Simple DIY Wrist Pincushion


DIY Adjustable Collar and Cuffs

​This is a quick and simple project you can make from an old blouse.  I purchased this one from my local Goodwill.  The collar is created from the entire bottom hem of the blouse and the cuffs are from the sleeves.  The collar is adjustable with a hidden drawstring which can be drawn up to… Continue reading DIY Adjustable Collar and Cuffs


My Sewing Tips Published in Threads Magazine

Hello friends!  I'm in the midst of creating more posts for my sewing category which needs more attention.  Meanwhile, I wanted to take the time and share with you some of my tips I submitted to Threads Magazine a while back which were published to my surprise.  This fueled my desire to go further.  … Continue reading My Sewing Tips Published in Threads Magazine


DIY Dress Form Cover & Custom Padding

I was fortunate to have a dress form handed down to me from a friend, I couldn't afford one on my own.  It's adjustable with measurement dials on the bust, waist and hips which helps tremendously.  Unfortunately it was lacking real curves and the original color was a dark and drab brown.  Believe me,  if… Continue reading DIY Dress Form Cover & Custom Padding