• Knitting And Stitching Show: Spring 2017

    On Friday I took advantage of a friend’s generosity… Nicole, a beautiful girl who teaches screen printing, offered me a ticket to the Knitting and Stitching show at London’s Kensington Olympia. She was teaching several screen printing classes over the weekend. Having attended many a varied show held at Olympia, I gladly accepted the offer. I […]

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  • How To Draft A Mandarin Collar Pattern

    This week’s post is how to draft a Mandarin collar pattern because I have been receiving many emails from my readers about collars. Drafting of collar patterns as well as the sewing construction techniques too! So, I thought this week I would start with the mandarin collar, as it is the collar used on my new […]

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  • Sewing Pattern Survey: Results Are In!

    Many of you know that my background is in fashion design. I have been sewing and pattern making for years, with pattern cutting being my big passion. I have a gazillion patterns in my cupboards that I have developed over the years and I could really do with going through them all. You know, have […]

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  • Day 3: Fabric Choice for Saucy Skirt

    Wowsers!!! Are you feeling the excitement yet of creating your very own Saucy Skirt? I know I am! I’ve made this skirt quite a few times – and it ALWAYS looks different, depending on my fabric choice and how I modify the pattern. This time I am making it in a charcoal sandwashed silk, which I’m up-cycling […]

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  • Day 2: Make a Skirt Pattern (Saucy Skirt Sewalong)

    Happy Saturday! We’re back for Day 2 of our Saucy Skirt Sewalong and we shall now make a skirt pattern! Have you gotten your supplies together? Are you ready for the second day ?? (If you missed Day 1 – check it out here first!) I’m excited that you’re here with me, inspired to learn this […]

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  • 13 Top Tools For Drafting Your Own Sewing Patterns

    I hear tell that there are top tools lists all over the internet for drafting your own sewing patterns. Being that my first love is pattern making, I thought I would weigh in with mine. I have thirteen. Boom! Headsup! The images of recommended top tools will take you to a link on Amazon UK when clicked. […]

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  • How To Use Clothing Patterns To Create Your Own Block

    Using Commercial Clothing Patterns If you’re just getting started with making your own clothes, you will most likely have turned to commercial clothing patterns to begin with. These are clothing patterns that have been created by a designer or a pattern company, and made available for you to use to make your own clothes. There […]

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  • Pattern Making: The Process Of How To Make Your Own Patterns

    Pattern Making I love pattern making. It is the thing that gets me most excited. Either pattern making on the flat, or as draping on the stand before transferring that drape off the stand and creating a pattern from it. Why do I love pattern making so much? I think it is the freedom it […]

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  • Betty Dress by ‘Sew Over It’ London: Pattern Review

    Betty Dress – The Pattern Review The Betty Dress stood out to me as being one that is HUGELY popular on all the sewing blogs I read, and looks rather cool too. Its a 50s inspired dress, with a big circle skirt! I decided a while back that I’d even be tempted to wear it (if […]

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  • 5 Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginners

    Easy Sewing Patterns for Beginners: An Overview If you’re just getting started in the world of fashion creation, I highly recommend experimenting with some easy sewing patterns for beginners. These more simple patterns will help you to better understand the process of creating garments. By selecting various easy sewing patterns for beginners you can almost guarantee […]

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