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 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 […]

How to make welt pockets

How to make welt pockets

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here is a blog post on how to make welt pockets. I have bought a few fabrics recently and I need a new coat. Welt pockets are very commonly seen on coats, trousers and jackets. Some welt pockets come in […]

How to sew pyjama bottom

How to sew pyjama bottom

Recently I have bought a load of beautiful fabrics on eBay. They are gorgeous.  As these fabric are made out of cotton jersey I have decided to make some pyjamas out of them. Therefore this post is on how to sew pyjama. It’s my new […]