Welcome to another Readers Questions. This is going to be the last in the present format of readers questions for a while because I'm working on something new. It's not yet fully ready to be revealed, but I'm hoping it will work better for you all to be able to post your questions more easily and get quicker answers instead of having to wait for this monthly feature.
Providing you all participate of course. 🙂
So please be generous with your time and advice and help out the So Sew Easy readers with their sewing questions below.
My sewing is technically good but my clothes still often look “homemade”. How do I improve the look? Part of my problem is the fitting because I live alone; I have had to put side zips in dresses because I can no longer zip them up. I found some good sites on Google which have given me some hints but would welcome yours as well.
I have a question that may sound dumb to most sewers, but, since I have recently got back into the swing of things, I have a notions and I don't know how to use it. A “crotch” tape measure. It came as an extra with an order and I have no idea how it works. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Here's a photo of the tape measure I was sent.
I have recently been diagnosed with a polyurethane allergy. This means no latex, spandex, nylon and elastane. I find it very hard to buy underwear. Where can I find comfortable fabric to sew panties. Cotton would be the best and available everywhere, but what can I use instead of the elastic ? Do you have patterns for boy short style panties? I am thinking to use a draw string instead of elastic for the panties. Any suggestions for bra?
I will greatly appreciate any suggestions, patterns or information on where to get hold of the correct fabric to make my own underwear. I am sure the panties will not be to much of an issue to make, but I have never tried my hand at a bra. I am not an expert sewer either, but are willing to learn anything.
I'm looking to sew a poncho type of coat for a teen, so it has to be modern. Something that's warm but still easy to make because I'm new at sewing. Can anyone suggest a pattern I could use?
I have a dress I would like my mom to make for my bridesmaids for my wedding. Here is the dress. Does anyone know of a pattern I could buy to make something similar? Any advice on fabrics please?