Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, printing fabrics. Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: Dressmaking

Sewing with tweed fabric

Sewing with tweed fabric

different types of tweed fabric Recently the weather has taken a change to autumn weather now it’s slowly creeping into winter. I have been sewing with tweed fabric as a result. I got his fabric during my first visit to the Knitting & Stitching show My […]

How to sew with sheer (chiffon) fabrics

How to sew with sheer (chiffon) fabrics

I have recently decided to make a blouse using chiffon fabric. Dressmaking with sheer silk chiffon fabric is not easy at all. It is not difficult once one get the hang of it. Therefore this post is about how to sew chiffon (sheer) fabrics. There […]

Invisible hem with sewing machine

Invisible hem with sewing machine

The is post is about how to do invisible hemming using a sewing machine without an invisible hemming foot and with an invisible hemming foot on the sewing machine. Invisible hem using a sewing machine are great invention as it’s much stronger than conventional invisible […]

Bias cut

Bias cut

I have made a dress using bias cut as I bought a horizon patterned fabric online. What I was thinking?!! It is something I don’t normally do as most patterns don’t normally recommend cutting on bias. bias cut I didn’t want to have a horizontal […]

The in between season style

The in between season style

It’s now in between season style where it’s too hot to wear wooly jumpers but too cold to wear summer clothes. What a change of weather we had here in London last week the temperature just dropped down 10 deg cel less within 2 days!! […]

Invisible zip challenge

Invisible zip challenge

I have recently made myself a skirt. It was using a cotton stretch jersey and a pattern from burda style magazine. The vivid colours and pattern on the fabric just fascinates me. I just can’t wait to turn into something I can wear. I didn’t […]

My quick to sew project

My quick to sew project

This is my quick to sew sewing project which I did in the late summer – a loose summer blouse. It’s very easy to make as there no zips, pockets, fitting to mess around. It took about altogether 2-3 hours to sew this blouse from […]