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

Pleated skirt pattern (free) to sew at home

Pleated skirt pattern (free) to sew at home

Here is a skirt I recently made myself without using any pattern!! Therefore I would like to share on this free pleated skirt pattern. It’s a fairly simple skirt to make. As this skirt is made out of fairly heavy material, it’s a great skirt […]

How to use needle threader on sewing machine

How to use needle threader on sewing machine

Here is a blog post on how to use a needle threader on a sewing machine. Having a needle threader on a sewing machine is an added advantage. It helps with threading a thread on a sewing machine. So no need to squint hard (it’s […]

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 […]