Stitching · Tips & Tricks

Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

I came across this very useful video today, and I already know it's going to improve my fabric marking process tremendously.  First because I spend way too much time transferring pattern markings first onto one fabric layer, then the other, and so on. Secondly, it took me time to find a pen marker that would… Continue reading Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

My Creations · Shirts · Stitching

Colette Penny Dress Hack

I found finally time last week to sew my first garment of the year, about time too, because I have been making sewing plans since forever 🙂. This one is a sleeveless shirt using the bodice of the Colette’s Penny shirt dress pattern. I loved the pattern as soon as I got notification, and I’ve been… Continue reading Colette Penny Dress Hack

My Creations · Stitching · Trousers

Pants Fitting Palaver

Yes, fitting misses pants (or trousers) is a lot of trouble, at least for a first timer like me. I had thought my practice run with the pair of shorts I made for my son would prepare me, but fitting ladies trousers is a different kettle of fish. It turned out to be my most labour-intensive… Continue reading Pants Fitting Palaver

Stitching

Another Addition

Okay; I finally ordered an overlocker last week, the popular Brother 1034d. I'd been thinking about it for some time but kept procrastinating because I sew in one of the rooms upstairs, and always thought about the noise disturbing my family (I mostly sew at night after work). At this point in my sewing, I… Continue reading Another Addition