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

Embroidery design on a cape coat

Embroidery design on a cape coat

Here is a blog post on the recent make from your truly on an embroidery machine. I have got myself a new embroidery machine by Janome which is also a sewing machine. I have been inspired to do more embroidery after previously experience seeing my […]

How to cut bias strip and using it

How to cut bias strip and using it

Here is a blog post on how to cut bias strip and using it. Bias binding strips are commonly seen in dressmaking or sewing patterns. It simply means that it’s a thin strip of cloth cut in bias. The reason behind is that it allows […]

Italian sewing magazines a review

Italian sewing magazines a review

Here is my first hand experience of buying Italian sewing magazines while I was there in August. I love buying sewing magazines rather than patterns as you can get so many patterns in one magazine. Well that was at least with Burda magazine the UK […]

How to make an elasticated waistband

How to make an elasticated waistband

This post is on making the elasticated waistband. This is commonly seen in tights, gym, yoga, children’s and sleepwear clothes. It is also one of the easiest ways to make a waistband as it does not require a proper fit to be undertaken. Unlike like […]

Pleated skirt pattern (free) to sew at home

Pleated skirt pattern (free) to sew at home

Here is a skirt I recently made myself without using any pattern!! Therefore I would like to share on this free pleated skirt pattern. It’s a fairly simple skirt to make. As this skirt is made out of fairly heavy material, it’s a great skirt […]

How to use needle threader on sewing machine

How to use needle threader on sewing machine

Here is a blog post on how to use a needle threader on a sewing machine. Having a needle threader on a sewing machine is an added advantage. It helps with threading a thread on a sewing machine. So no need to squint hard (it’s […]

La mia boutique sewing magazine review

La mia boutique sewing magazine review

Here is a blog post on an Italian La mia boutique sewing magazine review. I have been buying into various types of sewing magazine lately. Just wanted to try something different besides Burda style magazine. Also, I just want to find out what out there […]