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

Sewing pyjama bottom using an existing pyjama.

Sewing pyjama bottom using an existing pyjama.

This a blog post on sewing pyjama bottom using an existing pyjama. I sew my 5-year-old son’s pyjama bottoms using an existing pattern. It is really easy. This pattern works with loose-fitting elasticated bottoms. It would not work for tight-fitting jeans or trousers. This is […]

How to sew a jacket at home

How to sew a jacket at home

Here are some tips on how to sew a simple straight forward jacket at home. I have recently sewn myself a jacket not long ago. The fabric I use is boucle fabric with nice glitter threads weaves into it. It looks great for a dinner […]

Sewing sheer fabric dress at home

Sewing sheer fabric dress at home

The blog post is on sewing a sheer fabric dress. I have sewn sheer fabrics in the past but not much in recent times. As I have sewing using stretch fabrics and wool fabrics. However, I saw this lovely silk organza fabric a past season […]

Mary Quant Mini dress pattern free to download

Mary Quant Mini dress pattern free to download

Here is an ongoing Mary Quant free Mini dress pattern currently still available to download. There are two dress patterns that are available to download. It was created as part of her recent exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It had ended in February […]

French sewing magazines review

French sewing magazines review

Here is a blog post on french sewing magazines review. I wrote a blog post on this as I have bought myself some more sewing magazines! I bought Coudre cest facile, Modes & Travaux and Ottobre design. Ottobre design is also sold in the UK […]

Hand sewing in dressmaking – the types

Hand sewing in dressmaking – the types

Here are some hand sewing stitches that are great to use in dressmaking. I am a firm believer that one is going to spend this time why don’t just spend a bit more time to give the garment you are making a more professional finish. […]

Making fabric cover buttons at home

Making fabric cover buttons at home

Here is a blog post on making fabric cover buttons. Ever wondered how those customise buttons are made? on clothes read further on. By knowing how to make these type of buttons it will give a home sewer wider range of buttons to use. I […]