My Top 15 Tips for Sewing Silk Chiffon

Pattern Scissors Cloth - My Top 15 Tips for Sewing Silk Chiffon

Silk chiffon, so lightweight and ethereal, there is no denying the beauty of this fabric. Nor the fact it can be difficult to sew. Many sewists avoid the challenge, but I firmly believe silk chiffon is too beautiful to put in the too-hard pile. With extra care and a few special techniques it can be successfully […]

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DP Studio Le 604 Shirt – Sewing Details

Tucks on DP Studio Le 604 Shirt

I recently sewed this shirt (le 604 from DP Studio) and it has quickly become a firm favourite. The fabric is Liberty silk chiffon and is gorgeous to wear – I am an official addict of this fabric, and looking forward to cutting into another gorgeous piece that I have! As you can see by […]

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Tricks of the Trade: Invisible Binding

How to Sew Invisible Binding : A sewing tutorial by Pattern Scissors Cloth

Today I’m going to share with you my method for binding necklines or armholes invisibly. Haha you say – how can binding on a garment possibly be invisible? Well it can! Using this sewing technique the finished garment will have no visible stitching on the outside, and a bound appearance on the inside. Just like […]

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Pretty Piping

I’m a big fan of using piping as a trim on garments, and recently I have been sewing it into the waistline of dresses: Piping in the waistline of my Aurora Dress Piping in the waistline of my 1950’s Red Spot Dress One reader asked if I had done a tutorial on this, right before […]

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More Machine Underlining Tips

Once underlined, the only alteration I really had to do to the bodice on my Red Spot Dress was shorten the back waist.  A lot of the original wrinkles appear to be caused by Polyester-Vs-Skin static rather than the actual fit.   I’ve reattached the skirt with a lining and here it is so far, […]

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