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Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler

Pattern: Nevertheless, She Persisted Cross-Stitch Sampler | Red-Handled Scissors

As a pro crafter and cross-stitch pattern designer, I was pretty much required to design a "Nevertheless, she persisted." cross-stitch sampler, right?

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A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit

A-Line Skirts: 5 Tips for a Flattering Fit | Red-Handled Scissors

After spending the summer living in my perfect summer skirt, I decided that it was time to tackle a go-to pattern for a fitted a-line skirt with a zipper closure. Because, elastic waistbands are great and all, but some fabrics and occasions call for a cleaner silhouette and a bit more structure. So, not happy …

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Colette Patterns Clover Trouser Sewalong: The Muslin

Colette Patterns Clover Trouser Sewalong: The Muslin | Red-Handled Scissors

Over the past few days, I pushed aside my firm belief that sewing pants is a TERRIFYING idea, and made my muslin for the first step of the Colette Patterns Clover Trouser Sewalong. And, wouldn’t you know, it wasn’t actually that bad! The pants themselves are very simple to construct; there are only four pattern …

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My Colette Patterns are Here!

My Colette Patterns are Here! | Red-Handled Scissors

My husband just walked in with a package, and I nearly tackled him trying to get it out of his hands so I could see what it was. And, just as I’d hoped, it was my fancy new Colette patterns!! I’m super-geeked, not only because everything Colette makes is beautiful and awesome, but also because …

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