My first PDF pattern make and it's set to become a TNT! I bought the Vanilla top by Waffle Patterns way back when I first started dressmaking but only recently just mustered up the energy to print, cut and paste a pdf pattern. It really wasn't so bad! I love this design - it's a… Continue reading So Good I Made it Twice…
I love the whole process of dressmaking but sometimes I despair at the struggles I have with the fitting process. When I read other sewists blogs they seem to doing just a tweak here and there, most never even make a toile! So, whilst I know there are going to be some regular changes I… Continue reading I Heart/Hate Dressmaking
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I've never been that comfortable wearing fitted dresses but the New Look 6000 offered a fantastic belly disguising ruched detail which I really like the look of. Before buying the pattern I googled what other sewists have come up with to get a more realistic look at what could be… Continue reading FBA – No Way!
Had a fantastic time at the first Great British Sewing Bee Live event in London, despite the 5.30 am start! My first stop was an exhibition of Liberty fabric dresses from the Fashion and Textile Museum archives. These vintage pieces were stunning and in such perfect condition despite their age. I was really attracted to… Continue reading Busy Sewing Bee
How many sequins does it take to fill a house? Loving this new super-fast (and that's saying something for me) make - a slouchy shrug type cardigan, not sure if there's an official name for them! It's another Japenese pattern, from Michiyo Ito's book 'Simply Sewn: Clothes for Every Season'. She calls it a 'Bolero… Continue reading Sparkle and Slouch
"I will master something, then the creativity will come" A fitting Japanese proverb, for a Japanese make, on my first ever blog post! The 'tunic with neck ruffle' from Yoshiko Tsukiori's 'Sweet Dress Book'. I love loose fitting clothes so Japanese dressmaking pattern styles really appeal. When I first started dressmaking a year ago I made a dress by… Continue reading Copy One