Here is a dinky little Zine all about the sewing books I find most helpful, including some blinding Vintage sewing book finds… print off double-sided, cut along the dotted line then pop the top layer inside the bottom and fold to create a teeny tiny little book. Enjoy!
Browsing Category: Sewing Techniques
Corset Month!! This was one of the biggest Sewing Pattern and Kit releases I had managed to date, it took me months of prep and sampling to be happy with. The Corset Kit has a re-usable graded Pattern for a Victorian inspired Over Bust Corset, with an Instruction Booklet which covers every aspect of making […]
Hello lovelies! Having been very inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee a couple weeks ago, here is my A-Line Skirt Hack based on my super duper popular Patternless A-Line Skirt Tutorial to make an Inverted Box Pleated Skirt as they did. The original Tutorial is amazingly simple, and I highly recommend it if you are […]
From Practical Home Dressmaking Illustrated by Lynn Hillson Welcome to the first Tutorial of Pattern Month!! Firstly, you will find it useful to know the four stages of Pattern development: 1. The Basic Block. This is the Basic Pattern that is used as a basis for all adaptations. The Block Pattern is traced on to […]
So, you’ve picked out the perfect Pattern, or your making your own during Pattern Month, you’ve chosen your fabric & are generally wildly excited about learning how to make your own clothes, but where to start? The very first thing to do is to take some measurements, in order to figure out what size is best […]
Now, I have the proper old school copy of this, and I’m fairly sure I stole it from my Mum many moons ago! I find it is synonymous with good sewing techniques, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Often found in charity shops (my second copy for classes was just £4), this hefty tome […]