Whether you're making something new, or livening up something you love, ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring are easy ways to add style and depth.
Choosing fabric is the most important step in sewing a garment. The wrong choice can mean a big disappointment — and we've been there. Fortunately, there's usually more than one “right” fabric for any pattern, and with a few pointers you can easily hit the mark.
There's nothing like finding a T-shirt pattern that just fits really well. But even we get sick of the same old T shape, so why not try personalizing it with a different neckline? It's dangerously simple to do, and will help shake up your wardrobe in a big way.
If a trip to India isn't in your future, a spin through fashion designer Anita Dongre's website might be the next best thing. From embroidered summer dresses to exquisite bridal saris, Dongre's designs blend traditional craft with modern style, irresistibly. We caught up with her to learn about the inspiration behind all that gorgeousness.