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Invisible (concealed) zip – how to sew

Invisible (concealed) zip – how to sew

Invisible or concealed zip is a great invention for dressmakers as it’s visible at all once it’s inserted. This technique can use for all invisible zip insertion whether is a dress, skirt or trousers. Here is how I sew an invisible zip to a skirt. […]

Sewing stretch fabric

Sewing stretch fabric

This is a log on sewing with stretch fabric. I have recently got myself some stretch jersey fabric to make a dress. If one knows how to sew stretch or jersey fabrics one can sew a lot of garments like t-shirts, leisure wear like yoga […]

How to sew buttonholes by machine

How to sew buttonholes by machine

This is a blog post on how to sew buttonholes by machine. Recently I have made a blouse using silk organza fabric. Bias cut At home I have got a Toyota sewing machine for many years (it’s nearly 10 years old ?!!). I must admit I […]

Sewing silk chiffon blouse

Sewing silk chiffon blouse

Here is my experience of sewing a silk chiffon blouse in comparison to sewing with ordinary thickness fabrics like cotton, linen and even heavy silks like crepe silk. I have sewn a blouse using an old Burda edition ‘world of sewing’ magazine. I have collected […]

How to sew french seam

How to sew french seam

Recently I did a blog post on sewing with sheer fabric. Sewing with sheer fabricsI ended up sewing a blouse as a result and I used french seams in most places of the blouse. As a result the sheer, light and delicate fabric seems much stronger?!! […]

Sewing with tweed fabric

Sewing with tweed fabric

different types of tweed fabric Recently the weather has taken a change to autumn weather now it’s slowly creeping into winter. I have been sewing with tweed fabric as a result. I got his fabric during my first visit to the Knitting & Stitching show My […]

How to sew with sheer (chiffon) fabrics

How to sew with sheer (chiffon) fabrics

I have recently decided to make a blouse using chiffon fabric. Dressmaking with sheer silk chiffon fabric is not easy at all. It is not difficult once one get the hang of it. Therefore this post is about how to sew chiffon (sheer) fabrics. There […]