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 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 […]

Review of new craftsy (bluprint)

Review of new craftsy (bluprint)

I love making things at home. it’s one of hobbies in my past time. I love to sew, knit and crochet. This blog post is on my review of new craftsy which is now called bluprint. I must admit being based in the UK I […]

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 […]

Invisible hem with sewing machine

Invisible hem with sewing machine

The is post is about how to do invisible hemming using a sewing machine without an invisible hemming foot and with an invisible hemming foot on the sewing machine. This blog post contain affiliate links which means I make a small commission at no cost […]

How to bias cut

How to bias cut

I have made a dress using bias cut as I bought a horizon patterned fabric online. What I was thinking?!! It is something I don’t normally do as most patterns don’t normally recommend cutting on bias. Therefore this post is on how to bias cut […]