Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: Dressmaking

How to line a garment, sewing tips

How to line a garment, sewing tips

This is a blog post on how to line a garment. You may have notice that in some of the garments I make it is lined. Like this post on how to sew tweed skirt and making a kick pleat Lining a garment can be […]

How to make sleeve cuffs

How to make sleeve cuffs

Here is a blog post on how to make sleeve cuffs. Sleeve cuffs are seem in long sleeve or short sleeve shirts, blouses and dresses. It adds some interesting body to the design of the garment. Some sleeve cuffs are added to the puffed or […]

Altering a pants pattern

Altering a pants pattern

Recently I wrote a blog post on how to make an elasticated waistband. In that post, I did some altering to a pants pattern to make it elasticated waistband. The original pattern has a waistband, dart and side invisible zip opening. Although I could have […]

How to sew side seam pockets

How to sew side seam pockets

This post is on how to sew side seam pockets. Side seam pocket is also known as inseam pockets. It is seen and used in my types of garment/ clothes making. Commonly seen in dresses, trousers, shorts and coats. Unlike like welt pockets which I […]

Adjusting pattern for a small bust.

Adjusting pattern for a small bust.

Here is a blog post on how I recently adjusted a dress pattern to fit flat chest/ small bust. I have been going on my blog on how value for money dress patterns are from burda magazine. In fact all commercial pattern you buy with […]

How to make notch collar

How to make notch collar

Some do come with collar band some don’t come with collarband. If they don’t come with collarband it simply means it is build into the collar itself. A good tell tale of this design is the the lapel and collar tend to lay flat rather […]

Where to buy fabrics online

Where to buy fabrics online

This is a post on where to buy fabrics. As you might know by now I source my fabrics from all over the place. Here are a few of my favourite places. This post on where to buy fabrics online. Buy fabrics online eBay I […]