Vintage McCall’s Pencil Skirt

Hello there! I'm back this week with a run down of my latest make -- a vintage pencil skirt using McCall's 3734. I'm not only excited to finally share this make, as it took me quite a long time to finish, but to continue sharing vintage in general. I'm really hitting my stride with vintage patterns and … Continue reading Vintage McCall’s Pencil Skirt


3 Reasons Why Muslin is Essential for the Sewing Beginner

When I first approached the task of teaching myself to sew, I had no idea muslin was a tool I had available to me. Yes, I could have thought up the idea myself -- using cheap fabric to practice -- but I didn't. It wasn't until a tour of Joann Fabrics during a basic sewing … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Muslin is Essential for the Sewing Beginner

Vintage Pattern Make: 1950’s Flannel Blouse, Advance 7837

I'm back this week with my first vintage pattern make and I'm super excited to finally share it because vintage is where I feel most comfortable. I've always appreciated the craftsmanship and detail in the design styles of by gone eras, so to be able to combine my love of clothing and new found love of … Continue reading Vintage Pattern Make: 1950’s Flannel Blouse, Advance 7837

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Reading a pattern...sounds easy enough, right? Of course. That is, once you've actually acquired sewing skills. But what if you have no sewing skills? Or very few?  I would advise the early beginner to be on the look out for a few things, and to know you're not alone when the confusion of your first pattern … Continue reading How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Pattern Review: Very Easy Vogue V9278 Slip Dress

Welcome to my first pattern review! How exciting! We're just kicking things off here at Sew Feminine, but I'm excited to show you my first make of 2018 and give my thoughts on the Very Easy Vogue V9278  Slip Dress pattern. While I do recommend trying this pattern, I have a few words of advice. Stick … Continue reading Pattern Review: Very Easy Vogue V9278 Slip Dress

What Expect From Sew Feminine

Hello there! Things are ramping up here at Sew Feminine - planning, organizing & trying to get ahead of the ball so I can deliver reliable & beautiful content. I have lots in the works so I figured it would be nice to provide an outline of what's to come. While this space will initially … Continue reading What Expect From Sew Feminine

Welcome to Sew Feminine

You've made it to Sew Feminine! My name is Corinne and this is my little space to share my home sewing projects and love of style. It is meant to be a platform for encouraging slow-fashion, specifically, in handmade classic pieces that flatter the female form and stand the test of time. I have named … Continue reading Welcome to Sew Feminine