• Day 9: Sewing The Skirt

    Sewing the skirt? Yep,¬†we’re on the home straight my friend! ūüôā Yesterday you inserted the zipper. How was it for you? Did you get it inserted ok or was it a tad trickier than expected? My zips don’t always go in right first time, so if yours didn’t, you’re not alone! Supplies For¬†Sewing The Skirt […]

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  • Day 8: Inserting The Zipper

    Today is the day we start sewing up our Saucy Skirts… I’m really excited to see your results, so today is a big day for me! DAY 8:¬†Inserting The Zipper If you haven’t already downloaded it, grab my 18 step sewing guide from the free resources library. (Pleas note: You do have to be a […]

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  • Learn How To Sew A Pin Hem

    How To Sew A Pin Hem – A Photo Tutorial! When learning how to sew your own clothes, there will come a time when you’ll need to sew a pin hem. So, in order to prepare you for such a time, today’s post is all about how to sew a pin hem! Yay! There are […]

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  • How To Sew A Machine Button Hole

    Button Holes – Using A Machine Have you wondered how to sew a machine button hole? I wrote a post a few months back about buttons and button holes, but I completely skipped the part about SHOWING you how to make the button hole on your machine. So today, a quick video tutorial on how […]

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  • Full Circle Skirt: Make a Circle Skirt Pattern!

      The Full Circle Skirt. We love them right? That fab¬†swooshy noise from the fabric swishing around our legs. Circle skirts are great either long or short, and can be high waisted to define our waist, or sit lower down, resting on our hips. Circle skirts of all kinds work in so many different fabrics […]

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  • Weaving Inspiration For Your Fashion Creations

    I thought I’d write a little about weaving inspiration. You see, when it comes to creating our own fashion, we can take many different roads as a starting point. Create something that is a very simple design and use a very simple fabric. Great option for those who are sewing beginners and unsure of how […]

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  • How To Be All Trued Up: Truing Darts, Seams And Then Some!

    I left off last week¬†thinking¬†that this week’s post would need to¬†be all about¬†truing up our newly created patterns. It seemed then, as I wrote that piece on creating a block /¬†sloper from a commercial clothing pattern, that the idea of truing up our patterns was coming across as being quite complicated. I even got some […]

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  • Selfish Sewing? Why Sewing For Money Just Isn’t My Dream

    Selfish Sewing? What do you class as selfish sewing? Is it selfish sewing if I, as a fashion design and creative pattern making freelancer, do¬†not want to sew for others? Specifically if it is paid? Quite a few months back a friend, JK, asked if I could make two chefs jackets for her. She’d need […]

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  • Daenerys Targaryen Dress: Sew Your Own!

    Daenerys Targaryen Dress I decided back in late October that I would make myself a Daenerys Targaryen dress. I’m sewing it as my competition entry to¬†a Facebook group sewing competition that I am part of. The original competition date was 26th November, but has now been pushed back to 29th January 2017 due to the […]

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  • Knit Fabrics: Top Tips for Sewing with Knit Fabrics

    Sewing With Knit Fabrics in Your Fashion Creations I had an email from one of my fashion creative gang last week. Her name is Ella. She mentioned that her biggest struggle at the moment was sewing with knit fabrics. And it got me thinking. Anyone that thinks of themselves as a sewing beginner is probably […]

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  • 2 Simple Ways To Sew Stunning Sleeves

    Sleeves. I know a lot of people who are terrified of sleeves. They get such a bad rep! I’m of the mind that sleeves can be quite stunning. Sleeves can change the overall silhouette of a garment. A basic fitted dress with a simple grown on cap sleeve will look drastically different next to the […]

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  • Collars: What Do You Know About Them?

    Let take a peek at collars today. Collars circle the neck, either quite closely, or further away, and work to add design flair to a garment. They come in different shapes, sizes, widths and styles. Collars should ALWAYS work to enhance the design of the garment you’re attaching it to. So, what collars do you […]

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  • Graduate Fashion Week: Showing A Womenswear Fashion Collection

    Graduate Fashion Week The dream us students have when we’re still studying for our fashion degree is to show our final collections at Graduate Fashion Week. Nobody tells you about the cost involved. Both time and monetary. When I decided to go and study fashion design as a mature student, it was to have the […]

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  • 3 Pockets To Be Perfectly Particular About

    Pockets When it comes to adding design features to our garments, the easiest and most functionable option¬†are pockets. How many pieces in your wardrobe that you wear regularly, have pockets? Jeans Trousers Skirts Dresses Tee’s (though I guess the itty bitty patch things don’t really count?) Shirts Sweaters Jackets And what type of pockets do […]

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  • 4 Fantastic Facings: How To Get That Professional Finish

    What are facings? Facings are used to give a professional finish by finishing the raw edges of a garment. You’ll find facings on: Necklines Armholes Waistlines Hems of skirts, dresses, jackets and sleeves Openings of jackets and coats too. They can be purely functional, in that they keep the garment clean and professionally finished, or […]

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