The free pattern for December is nice and simple – none of us have time for complicated sewing this time of year! So here’s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams front and back, flattering side panels and a nice comfy fit. Make this skirt all … Continue reading →
This flounce wrap skirt pattern is all you need to make a couple of stylish, easy-to-make, easy-to-wear skirts – suitable for many occasions. I think this is the perfect skirt to take you all the way from Spring to Autumn. Casual dressing with some sandals and a tank top, or … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 9 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Lining a Skirt with Zipper – part 2 If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts, zipper … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 3 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subjects for today are: Cutting your fabric and pattern matching. How to cut out your fabric Well let’s take a look at fabric. You might have bought something plain without a design like the navy skirt, … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 2 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subjects for today are: Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances. Drafting your custom fit skirt pattern I admit it – I’m a funny shape. No hourglass figure for me – … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 1 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Overview, tools and equipment, and how to choose fabric. Overview Let’s have a look at the skirt we are going to make together. It’s a simple skirt but flattering and versatile. Can … Continue reading →
I named this easy romper Salina. In Spanish, the name means “salt pan”. You’ll understand why in a minute and if you have ever seen a salt pan, like the ones out in the desert in the western US. Many years ago, I visited Etosha National Park in Namibia famous for … Continue reading →
I’ve had a couple of nice lightweight cotton fabrics in my stash since last summer, meaning to make myself a couple more skirts. I’ve got quite a few patterns I’ve designed I could choose from now, but one of the skirts has a border print and I wanted to make … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 6 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: All about Zipper Feet What do those Zipper Feet do? If you plan to sew any kind of woven garment you will usually need to include a closure of some sort to … Continue reading →
This racerback A-line dress is called NINA and is the second project in a small line that I’m sharing with you. My goal is to show you how to make beautiful garments with simple material all the way from the print to the finished product. Why is it called NINA? … Continue reading →
I’ve had so much fun working with Batik fabric since my recent trip to Indonesia. This is another in the series of projects featuring Batik. If you missed any of the prior articles, please have a look at The Ancient Art of Batik Printing for an introduction to Batik as well … Continue reading →
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