This is the dress that started it all. The dress that really got me noticed as a sewer, or is it sewist? Let me introduce you to the Danielle dress. Danielle is yet another – this time from Burda. I think my dress looks nothing like the one featured on their … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
If you have already visited my previous posts then you are all ready and set to start sewing your own underwear. Not got the free panties pattern yet? Download the pattern from this post – Free Multi-size pattern to make your own undies And take a look here for how … Continue reading →
In my earlier post, I gave you the pieces to download for the free pattern to make your own undies. If you missed if, take a look here (Free Multi-size pattern to make your own undies) and download your two pattern pieces. The pattern pieces are for the liner, and … Continue reading →
Undies, underwear, unmentionables, pants, panties, knickers, bloomers, drawers, briefs, etc. Whatever you call them, we all need them and wear them – but not many of us have ever tried to sew our own – until NOW ! And I’ve made a free pattern so you can all make your … Continue reading →
Featuring a list of free dress sewing patterns and tutorials, all with photos and links. Much of my early sewing has been thrifty – most of my fabric comes from the remnant and clearance bin at my local fabric shop, and many of the patterns have been self drafted or … Continue reading →
After my last project – the Porn Blouse – I decided to return to using knit fabrics – easier to fit. Ah ha, yes, but not necessarily easier to sew. I found this great FREE pattern submitted by a member on Burda. Although the lady in question is considerably smaller … Continue reading →
Sometimes free just isn’t worth it. This was one of those days. I found this site which has a LOT of free patterns. But only illustrations of the garment and the barest of instructions on how to make it. But hey, it’s free. So I downloaded the wrap front blouse … Continue reading →
I made bags – a LOT of bags! I never knew it could be so easy after struggling along following some of the tutorials I had found online. Suddenly once I found the right tutorial it was quick, easy and fun. Er em, here are a few of the bags … Continue reading →
I might be dragging behind everyone else, but I’ve just come across a new website with lots of free sewing patterns. Although the site isn’t actually new – it’s just ‘newly found’ by me. It’s even called Free Sewing. I must be a dunce to have missed this one. … Continue reading →
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