Sheila O’Kelly Sews

Exploring garment design, sewing and techniques

Making a handmade wardrobe one garment at a time.

  • How to do perfect mitred corners
    These pictures show napkins, but you can use the same technique for things like skirt splits. I also use it for the bottom corners of patch pockets before I sew them on. It reduces bulk and avoids sticky-out bits.
  • Style Arc Hope Extension Pack
    I’m really happy with this StyleArc Hope dress and the recently released bodice extensions to the pattern.I made this up in a lovely yarn-dyed very dark navy gingham given to me by Minerva as a Minerva Ambassador. I washed […]