Browsing Tag: diy

Notions: Pattern Weights

… … … and introducing Christmas Month!! Yes, crazy and certifiably insane though this makes me I am declaring November to be Christmas Month!! There will be tutorials covering Christmas Decorations and Gift Makes with a couple extra special makes for the Girls… … and the Boys! I’ll also be sharing some of my favourite […]

Pattern Cutting Resources

Welcome back to Pattern Cutting Month!! Remember to snaffle a button for your Blog if you are following along! Some invaluable Pattern Cutting resources are listed here. If you are to take drafting your own patterns seriously, some, if not all, of these basics should inevitably be purchased. Obviously there are many Pattern drafting and […]

Notions: Herringbone Stitch.

Illustration from McCalls Sewing in Colour, 1960.  I know this seems complicated but I use Herringbone Stitch for all my hems. I first got taught this technique when I was working at the- now sadly closed down & sold off for parts- BBC Costume Department in West London. The reason it was being used on […]