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 elastic shirring in garments

Sewing elastic shirring in garments

This is a blog post on sewing elastic shirring in garments. Elastic shirring is commonly seen in children’s garments. It’s used to make collars and sleeves. As it’s elastic it can stretch easily and at the same time giving shape to the garment. In recent […]

Atelier brunette Paris review

Atelier brunette Paris review

This is a blog post on the Atelier brunette Paris review. Atelier Brunette is a, in my opinion, a mid-range market sewing and haberdashery shop. In the recent years, haberdashery shops have revolved from dinghy packed DIY-like shops to more mid-range market shops. This is […]

How to sew boucle fabric at home

How to sew boucle fabric at home

This is a blog post on how to sew boucle fabric. Boucle fabric is basically loose weave fabric that sometimes do come in different textures and different of weave (tightly or loosely woven). It is indeed a lovely fabric with different coloured threads weaves together […]

Haberdashery/ Sewing shops online

Haberdashery/ Sewing shops online

Here is a blog post on haberdashery/ sewing shops online. Nowadays, it’s so easy to buy haberdashery/ sewing supplies without having to leave the house at all. This is all down to the widespread of internet online shopping. I do shop online as it saves […]

Fabric and haberdashery shops in Paris

Fabric and haberdashery shops in Paris

Here is a blog post on fabric and haberdashery shops in Paris. This is written in my own personal experience and opinions. Paris who would have thought it is a great place to shop for fabrics but it is. They show the twice a year […]

How to make a face mask at home

How to make a face mask at home

This is a blog post on how to make a face mask at home. In the current climate as a sewer one can’t help doing what one can in this climate. Be it from using a 3 D printer to make visors or even helping […]

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 […]