Why design your own pencil skirt sloper pattern? Have you EVER owned a pencil skirt that fit you properly? I find the ready to wear either gape in the waist, or are too tight across the hip or thigh or the darts aren’t right. I guess perhaps my waist to hip ratio … Continue reading →
What is it with the use of the alphabet to describe clothing shapes? It was only when I was thinking of a title for this post that I realised what I had made. A V-neck T-shirt and an A-line Skirt. I just suddenly thought that was really funny! Anyway, moving … Continue reading →
I’d been held up previously by not having a zipper foot so my sewing options were limited. But I’m pleased to say my prized foot is in hand and ready to sew – and I made use of it right away with this Navy Pleated Skirt. It’s made from a … Continue reading →
I enjoyed the last couple of skirts so much that my idea of elasticated waist skirts had changed – why not? So I fancied a combination of the elasticated waist from my paper bag skirts, and the a-line pattern I had drawn up for the unfinished skirt (still unfinished). … Continue reading →
Clearly I was going to be at a great disadvantage in sewing my own clothes if I could not do zippers and with my zipper foot a long way off on the horizon, I scoured the internet for ideas for clothing that didn’t need either zippers, nor buttons (too advanced … Continue reading →
I am heady with excitement as I head back to my sewing machine for my next project. The ‘Cute dress !’ comment about my Nancy dress leaves me salivating for more new clothes courtesy of the remnants bin. I read all over the web about making clothes from your existing … Continue reading →
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