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

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 […]

Fibre mood sewing magazine review

Fibre mood sewing magazine review

I recently bought myself a fibre mood magazine after going thru a craze of trying out different sewing magazines that I can get my hands on. Here is a link on where you can find a stocklist of places where they sell them in the […]

Making gathered ruffles on garments

Making gathered ruffles on garments

Ever thought something how gathered ruffles on the garments are made? This blog post is on making gathered ruffles on the garments. It may seem easy at one glance but to make ruffles to look good on a garment takes practice.  Read further on how […]

Sewing a waistcoat – how to sew

Sewing a waistcoat – how to sew

Here is a post on sewing a waistcoat. Sewing a waistcoat can quite challenging as there are welt pocket, notch collars, buttonholes and lining involve. For detailed instructions on how to sew welt pockets here is the link. Waistcoats do come in trend every now […]

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 […]