This was such a quick and easy pattern – I recommend Vogue 8724 for all new sewists. What I liked about this pattern and the finished dress: Custom fit – different pieces for different cup sizes. I used a B cup. Princess seams in back for great shaping and easy … Continue reading →
I’ve been making a new skirt. It’s in a lovely slinky-drapey navy fabric, but it’s not finished yet because it needs a zipper and I’ve been struggling to insert one without a proper zipper foot – so all zipper projects are still on hold. But it’s all cut out and … Continue reading →
I’ve been following the Pants Fitting Techniques course with Craftsy. As a new sewer, I have a lot of trouble with fit and pants must be the ultimate fitting problem – hence the course. Here are my first two attempts: Pants Fitting 1 and Pants Fitting 2 … Continue reading →
Having made my first test piece for these trousers, I had a better idea of what alterations I needed to make to my pattern pieces. I re-watched the videos from the Pants Fitting Course on Craftsy, and got to work with my pens and waxed paper. I made a lot … Continue reading →
I recently enrolled in a course with Craftsy. Pant Fitting Techniques – how to get a good fit on trousers that you make from a supplied Vogue pattern. It was a new course so there weren’t many reviews to go on, and no finished student projects, but pattern fitting is … Continue reading →
You may have noticed from my writings that I am British. Or maybe you didn’t. I was born in the UK and lived there living a ‘normal’ life for many years. Until my husband and I decided to get away from it all and lead the lives we should have … 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 →
Buoyed by the success of my first sewing project with the pink apron, I headed straight onwards and upwards and became (too ?) ambitious for my next project. I wanted to make a dress. The remnant bin this week produced a rather random print in blue and brown which I am … Continue reading →
So I had some cotton, a pink printed piece from the rummage section. About a yard and a half, bought by the pound. The remnants are weighed, and you buy by weight – I don’t remember now what this cost, but its $7.50 per pound. What to make? I’ve not … Continue reading →
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