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Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: pattern

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 […]

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 […]

Altering a pants pattern

Altering a pants pattern

Recently I wrote a blog post on how to make an elasticated waistband. In that post, I did some altering to a pants pattern to make it elasticated waistband. The original pattern has a waistband, dart and side invisible zip opening. Although I could have […]

Adjusting pattern for a small bust.

Adjusting pattern for a small bust.

Here is a blog post on how I recently adjusted a dress pattern to fit flat chest/ small bust. I have been going on my blog on how value for money dress patterns are from burda magazine. In fact all commercial pattern you buy with […]

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 […]

Make your own Matthew Williamson kaftan (from a free pattern)

Make your own Matthew Williamson kaftan (from a free pattern)

linkIt is not always one stumble upon a free pattern on the web. Here I found a free pattern and it is to make a Matthew Williamson (he is a British fashion designer) kaftan¬†Make your own kaftan It’s a newspaper article online not another one […]