How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece

How to Draft a Bodice Pattern Piece Making clothes for yourself is a lot of fun, and in my experience, making clothes without using a commercial pattern is even more fun! If you don’t use a pattern (or more to the point, draft the pattern pieces yourself), not only will you end up with something […]

How to Refashion a Top Into a Dress

How to Refashion a Top Into a Dress

How to Refashion a Top Into a Dress I’ve had this top in my wardrobe for several years. I bought it because I love the print and the colours. Unfortunately my husband caught me with the camera while I was wearing it and I was horrified to see that I looked fat. Of course, there are […]

Sewing a Backpack

Sewing a Backpack

Sewing a Backpack One of the things I have discovered about being a parent is the sheer amount of stuff you end up carrying about. When my boys were babies, it was little cups, bibs, nappies, wipes and spare clothes. Now they’re older, there’s not much less stuff, it’s just different stuff! No cups now, […]

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts

How to Sew Darts If you haven’t tried to sew darts before, the idea of them can be off putting and you might be tempted to avoid them. This can be said of a number of other sewing techniques as well! But they’re one of those things that once you understand their purpose and you know […]

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern

Blue and White Dress Without a Pattern Being able to make clothes for yourself is one of the best things about being able to sew. So many times have I wandered round the shops, not seen anything I’ve liked, or I’ve liked the colour but the style makes me look fat, or the style is […]