5 Sewing Tips for April

Have you ever sewn a long zip down the centre back of a dress, and it has turned out wavy? Say goodbye to this problem by applying fusetape to the stitching line first: The wavy appearance is caused by the fabric stretching as you sew (either because the fabric is stretchy, or the seam is a curved […]

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Goodbye Miss Supermatic

  Miss Supermatic, you break my heart, I loved you so much I even replaced a part. And after that you sewed like a star – I even managed to make my first bra! So why is it now that you will not start? Miss Supermatic, you taught me to sew, At the kitchen table with […]

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Blue Crop Top, and a Reader Question Answered

This top was finished hot on the heels of my pink cropped kimono sleeve top, but it has taken a little while to take photographs of it – finally here they are! I took the opportunity to use up some leftovers of a gorgeous lightweight cotton sateen that I used making this dress several years […]

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5 Sewing Tips for March

Welcome to the seventh edition of 5 Sewing Tips! I’ve been reposting these little tips that have been hiding long lost in my blog since September now – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am enjoying putting them together. This month is all about cutting bias pieces, sewing a neckline facing, […]

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My First Bra (!)

You all know I mean the first bra that I’ve sewn, don’t ya? Of course you do – this is a sewing blog after all!* I can’t believe I haven’t delved in to bra making earlier. A long time ago I attempted a self-drafted bra, but soon gave up with the large list of items to source […]

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