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 →
I’ve been making more of the great zipper pouches. I started these originally following the FREE online video course from Craftsy – Bag Making Basics – Reversible Tote and Zipper Pouch. These are super quick and easy to make, and I’ve made a ton of them. I sell them in … 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 watched this very interesting video – a presentation by Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion’s free culture. In it is discussed the lack of copyright on fashion and apparel and how trends are just everyone copying from one another at the same time until everything looks like a variation on the same theme. … 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 →
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