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

How to make notch collar

How to make notch collar

Some do come with collar band some don’t come with collarband. If they don’t come with collarband it simply means it is build into the collar itself. A good tell tale of this design is the the lapel and collar tend to lay flat rather […]

Where to buy fabrics online

Where to buy fabrics online

This is a post on where to buy fabrics. As you might know by now I source my fabrics from all over the place. Here are a few of my favourite places. This post on where to buy fabrics online. Buy fabrics online eBay I […]

How to match pattern fabric on sewing garments

How to match pattern fabric on sewing garments

This post is on how to match patterned for sewing garments. It can be use to match when pasting wallpaper as well. I have recently bought some amazing quality fabrics online. However, they require match to make the pattern to work/ look better. This is […]

Sew button – how to do it by hand and machine

Sew button – how to do it by hand and machine

Here is a blog post on dressmaking – how to sew button. Sewing a button is not as easy as putting a needle with thread thru a hole in the button. Tie it off and you are done. Yes, of course, one can do that […]

Shibori patterning

Shibori patterning

I have recently been fabric dyeing using natural dyes. I have started by using the roll-up method. Where you just roll the dye products on to the fabric together. Like making a sandwich roll. The patterning effect wasn’t as nice I found as the patterns […]

How to sew collar band

How to sew collar band

I recently made myself a coat. The pattern uses collar band for its notch collar. Therefore this blog is on how to sew collar band. Some collar bands do come with collars some don’t. Collar bands are used to ‘hold’ the collar up so as […]

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves – how to sew

Sewing sleeves here how to sew it. Here is an example I have made on a wrap-around stretch fabric dress. Bias cut. There are many types of sleeves in a pattern. Roglan, puffed, ordinary shirt sleeves. The type of fabric used will also determine the […]