In this video I teach you how to make a one piece, reversible swimsuit. The pattern used, the Bernice PDF sewing pattern is available here: www.sirenapatterns.com/pattern-shop For a limited time only, get 10% off on the pattern. In the discount code section insert code: YOUTUBE to get your discount!Read More
Making a one piece suit that doubles as a bodysuit is super easy! In this videos (2 part series), I'll teach you how to sew it un less than an hour. The pattern used is the Camille One Piece, available in our pattern shop. We also have pattern kits that include everything you need to make it. I hope this video helps you overcome the fear of sewing spandex.
I've been sewing since I was eight years old. My mom was a librarian so books have been part of my life. I love to read, especially books related to one of my passions, sewing. My mom had a few sewing paperback books, but they were so...Read More
The 80's trends are back, and swimsuits are not the exception. Here I will show you to sew a sexy one piece, open back swimsuit in under one hour. This high cut 80’s inspired suit has scoop neck and low back and medium back coverage. It is fully lined with...Read More
Clutches can be fashion statement. They are here to stay! They can not only be worn at night, but oversized clutches can be a day fashion accessory. Here I teach you a very easy way to make your own zippered clutch. You can also use embellished fabric to give a twist simple outfit.Read More
Knowing where your sewing supplies are is a difficult task; but it is not impossible. When you want to make the most of your sewing area, a peg board is an excellent option. I selected a pastel color palette (Sirena Patterns palette), but you can use other hues. A 4' x 8' peg board can be purchased for less then $20. It comes unfinished, but the key to transform it is...Read More
The internet is a wonderful tool, but when we search for fabrics we have so many options it can be overwhelming! I've been sewing since I was eight, and specializing in swimwear for the past eighteen years I specialize in sewing swimwear. Based on my experience here are my top 5 resources for swimwear fabrics and notions.Read More
When you think about sewing your own swimwear you dream of a garment that not only fits perfectly but also that looks store bought, not home made. Even if you don't have industrial or fancy sewing machines you can make a swimsuit that doesn't look homemade. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid when sewing your own swimwear:Read More
Sewing spandex fabrics can be very stressful, even for an avid sewer. My first swimsuits were absolutely hideous, so if this has happened to you, believe me, you’re not alone. I kept trying over and over until I got it right. I’m here to...Read More
If you are reading this post, chances are you would like to learn how to make your own swimsuit. Imagine yourself being able to choose the colors and silhouette, unleashing your creativity! If you are different sizes in the top and the bottom, that wouldn’t be a problem either, you would just cut the corresponding sizes. But in order to make a swimsuit that looks...Read More
I started sewing when I was eight years old. Times when everything was done "offline". No instant communication with cell phones or internet, we were used to do things the hard way and be patient. Learning to sew is much easier nowadays. Technology helps answer almost any question and sewing tools have been tested and improved. I explain in this post my top 5...Read More
Halloween is a day that brings back fond memories. More than "Day of the Witches", it was a day to have fun and of course, eat candy till you drop with my family and neighbors. Thus it was born my weakness for Hershey's Kisses. I grew up in a dead end street, la Yunque de Alturas de Mayagüez. The best neighbors, truly good people. The vast majority of whom still live in the same houses today and greet me with great enthusiasm whenever I go. When Mom was pregnant with me, there were sevenRead More
My childhood memories are too many, and the majority of the ones I cherish most were key to the development of my love for sewing, fashion and arts.
I took my first sewing class when I was 8 years old. I still remember that flyer promoting the classes daddy brought home so enthusiastically, within days I was already enrolled. Learning to sew with...Read More
An easy and inexpensive way to update your shoes is doing them a makeover instead of buying new ones. In this post I will show you how to decorate your sandals using pompons and tassels. You can use the same steps with other decorations and charms. Don't forget to use these tutorials only as inspiration. You will be happy with a unique pair of sandals that no one can buy.Read More