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 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 […]

How to Take Measurements

How to Take Measurements

How to Take Measurements When Making Clothes Making clothes is a lot of fun, but we want the things we have made to fit right. In order to do that, we need to take measurements that are accurate. This is true whether you are using a pattern, or if you are making something from scratch […]

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK

5 Best Places to Buy Fabric Online in the UK There’s such a huge choice when you want to buy fabric online that it can be difficult to know where to start. What kind of stuff do they sell? Is it just quilting cottons or do they sell dressmaking fabric too? Do they sell haberdashery or […]

How To Sew Piping

How To Sew Piping

How To Sew Piping Piping is a fab way to give a professional looking finish to your sewing projects. But it’s also something that can be a little bit intimidating if you haven’t tried it before. I felt intimidated by the idea of sewing piping until I tried it! But I decided in the end that I wanted […]