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

Shibori patterning

Shibori patterning

I have recently been fabric dyeing using natural dyes. I have started by using the roll-up method. Where you just roll the dye products on to the fabric together. Like making a sandwich roll. The patterning effect wasn’t as nice I found as the patterns […]

How to sew collar band

How to sew collar band

I recently made myself a coat. The pattern uses collar band for it’s notch collar. Therefore this blog is on how to sew collar band. Some collar bands do come with collars some don’t. Collar bands are use to ‘hold’ the collar up so as […]

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves here how to sew it. Here is an example I have made on a wrap-around stretch fabric dress. Bias cut. There are many types of sleeves in a pattern. Roglan, puffed, ordinary shirt sleeves. The type of fabric used will also determine the […]

How to make welt pockets

How to make welt pockets

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here is a blog post on how to make welt pockets. I have bought a few fabrics recently and I need a new coat. Welt pockets are very commonly seen on coats, trousers and jackets. Some welt pockets come in […]

How to sew pyjama bottom

How to sew pyjama bottom

Recently I have bought a load of beautiful fabrics on eBay. They are gorgeous.  As these fabric are made out of cotton jersey I have decided to make some pyjamas out of them. Therefore this post is on how to sew pyjama. It’s my new […]

Basic dressmaking sewing tools

Basic dressmaking sewing tools

Here is a post about basic sewing tools that is needed for sewing a simple dress. I am writing the post as I felt I haven’t touch and said much about the basics of sewing. I have written post on why dress make? In which […]

Skirt vent, kick pleat or split

Skirt vent, kick pleat or split

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How to sew a skirt vent, kick pleat or split. I have recently sew a tweed skirt. For the opening I didn’t want to end up with an ordinary skirt slit which can be revealing. I wanted something that is […]