Simply Sewn: Under-Stitching

If you are wanting to create a professional ‘ready to wear’ look to your self-made clothing, you’ll be wanting to familiarise yourself with the term and technique of UNDER-STITCHING. Ever had a facing or pocket lining refuse to stay hidden and pop out for...
How To Alter the Height of the Dropped Waist Dress:

How To Alter the Height of the Dropped Waist Dress:

  With this Dress (or any drop waisted dress) PROPORTION is really important to making the dress work. Depending on your height and body length you may need to shorten (or lengthen) the bodice of dress to change the height of the dropped waist. Heres how: PATTERN...

{How to:} Sew an Exposed Zipper (with a seam)

  Lately we have been experimenting with our existing patterns, ironing out any quirks and bumps and generally making things better. One thing that came to our attention is the method for sewing the exposed zipper in our “Relaxed Shift Dress” pattern, as it...

Jacket Terminology:

Since completing my tailored jacket, I have become slightly obsessed with jackets in all shapes and sizes and can’t stop analysing every jacket I see;  fit, type of collar, width of lapels, height of notches and depth of break points are all coming under...

{How to:} Sew a Single Welt Pocket (with pocket bag)

Hi Sewing Friends, at long last here is the tutorial for sewing the welt pockets with pocket bag that are in the Sweet scalloped shorts pattern. If you’d like to follow along and create your own example ( I recommend this if you haven’t sewn a welt before) download...

{How To:} Neaten your seams like 3.1 Philip Lim

On a recent trip to Sydney I was “researching” the amazing designer ready to wear as I am always interested in the construction and finishing techniques that the high end designers employ with the aim to replicate that level of quality in my own sewing. I...

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