I've had a lot of fun reading through all of my new books looking for shirtmaking tips. The Complete book of sewing shortcuts had a couple of good reminders on basic shirtmaking; Interfacing should be attached to the upper collar & upper cuff. I always forget whether it should be the upper or lower or … Read more
Yesterday I told you all about the Christmas presents I got, today I thought I'd share with you one of the presents I gave my husband, Greg, this year. A tailored shirt. Well, kind of. Because I like to keep presents a surprise & tailored shirts obviously require fitting, it wasn't possible to make the … Read more
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy, safe & relaxing Christmas. I lasted a whole 4 days on holiday before posting on my blog. I’m not sure I really know how to sit still & do nothing…
I thought I’d start off by sharing some of the sewing related books I received this year for Christmas, (which of course I am thrilled to bits about).
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas & a happy new year. I'm going to take a week or so off from sewing & blogging – this year I'm having Christmas Eve drinks, Christmas Day breakfast, lunch & supper at my house this year, so I'm going to have to give sewing a break for … Read more
The weather was pretty average this weekend (so much for summer pft!) so I spent it finishing my Christmas dress. I decided to use this lace (a synthetic embroidered chiffon maybe?), interlined & lined with a rayon twill. The double layer of rayon twill ended up a little heavy so I added in a waist … Read more
The next part of the pattern that I drafted was the circle skirt. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am by no means an expert in pattern drafting. However drafting a circle skirt was SUPER easy. Having said that this pattern does require a very small amount of maths to be done, really … Read more
Last Sunday I drafted the pattern for my Christmas dress. I am by no means an expert in drafting patterns, but I'm always willing to give something new a go & share the results. Here's a quick summary of the steps I took; I started with my basic bodice block that I drafted some time … Read more