The latest release in my range of free sewing patterns and tutorials – the Summer Drape Top. Designed for softly draping knit fabrics, this blouse is easy to make, flattering, cool and strappy, with tummy covering draping and a rounded hemline in the front. And I’ve made it with wide enough straps … Continue reading →
I was naughty and it was therefore my own fault that I got caught. There is no one else to blame but me and karma came my way and kicked me in the ass. I stole. Plain and simple. And I won’t do it again – promise. It’s just that … Continue reading →
Sometimes a piece of fabric just calls out to be made into a certain garment. And at the sewing shop this week, I came across a roll I hadn’t seen before. There wasn’t much left on it, but the fabric was so unusual, and so perfect for what I had … Continue reading →
How to make a Duct Tape Dress Form – and how NOT to ! You might have seen these before. At some point or another, all sewers need to fit clothes so that they look flattering and are comfortable. But if there is just you, fitting and pinning alterations on … Continue reading →
Introducing an EPIC list of free skirt sewing patterns. I KNOW you all love free patterns – its the most searched for area of my site. And you LOVE the Pinterest Group Board where you all share your favorite free sewing patterns. And the Free Dress Patterns List was the … Continue reading →
I’m making a dress. Its from a commercial pattern, and its for an upcoming wedding I’ll be going to next month. Knowing how pattern sizing is always off, I’ve made a test from some dollar fabric to see how it fits. According to the pattern envelope, I should be between … Continue reading →
I’ve been here a little while now, and I’ve had a few comments and emails asking about where I live and what life is like here in the Cayman Islands. There is an About Me page you can take a look at, and you can see my silly profile photo … Continue reading →
I simply cannot believe this was SO EASY! If you want an easy to make and easy to wear skirt that’s flattering, and so cheap to make then read on because this post is for YOU. Want a really easy skirt pattern? See this skirt above? It took just minutes to … Continue reading →
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 itching to try this pattern for a while and eventually got round to it. It’s a very simple pattern with just 4 pattern pieces, well 2 really if you consider that each one is a mirror image of the other. Two for the front, left and right side and the … Continue reading →
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