3-Step Zig-Zag Top

top back cut-away armhole

I know this place is at risk of turning into a lingerie blog lately, but I can’t help naming this top after the 3-step zig-zag! I made it mainly to wear to work. Yeah, I know – I spend my summer holidays sewing clothes to wear to work! It gets really hot in my workplace […]

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Review – Evie la Luve Esme Panties Kit

Esme Panties by Evie la Luve - a pattern review by Pattern Scissors Cloth

All I needed was a bit of ivory picot elastic… but I can never order just one thing from Elle Joan’s! It makes far more sense to maximise shipping and order a few more things, don’t you think? Good, I’m glad you agree. Anyway, that is how this Esme Panties Kit from Evie la Luve […]

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5 Sewing Tips for December

Have you ever turned your fabric selvedge into stabilising tape? Because of its firmly woven structure, a strip of selvedge is ideal to incorporate into a seam to hold things in place. I used these strips of silk selvedge to fix the gathers on my Ruby Slip bodice where they joined the bias skirt. An added advantage […]

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Remnant Bra and Undies

One thing that inspired me to sew underwear was the fact that I could put all those leftover fabric scraps to some use.  All those little bits and pieces of cotton, silk, jersey, precious lace – tiny remnants too precious to discard, or too large to throw away guilt-free. In my sewing room all scraps […]

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Oversized Tee

Sometimes you just need basics. Stuff for lounging around, doing errands, hanging around the house in – but without rips or paint splatters (yes, they do feature in my wardrobe!) This is one example: A slouchy oversize striped tee – so comfortable and perfect for blobby days. But totally acceptable in case somebody knocks on […]

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