DIY pressing tools: sleeve rolls aka tailor’s sausages, a dauber, a tailor’s clapper and a point presser and what to do with them
I have studied some tailor's pressing methods. To get the best results I made myself a dauber, a sleeve roll, a clapper and a point presser. Here is how...
From Knits to Wovens – 10 things to know
The wovens make it possible to tailor the garments to flatter your body and look polished. Here is 10 things that you need to know about sewing with wovens.
The evolution of my Granville-Mélilot shirt combo
Previously I combined the Sewaholic Granville shirt with Deer and Doe Mélilot blouse. The old "Melville" was very fitted and this time I wanted something a bit more relaxed, so I started modifying the pattern further.
10 Sewing Tricks That You Didn’t Know
Some sewing tricks that make your life easier are never mentioned in any sewing book. They aren't necessary expensive or require anything that you don't already have in your closet. Here is my collection of 10 sewing tricks that I have found very useful
Made in Me Couture Sophie dress
This dress called Sophie and the pattern is from French company Made in Me Couture. It is an A-line dress with princess seams and 3/4 sleeves.
Sewing and doodles #3
So, according to these fitting instructions I’ll need a full seat adjustment, a flat seat adjustment, a thin thigh adjustment, a full thigh adjustment, a short crotchadjustment, a long crotch adjustment, a full tummy adjustment, a low butt adjustment, knock knees adjustment and a sway back adjustment... Should I call a doctor?
Ottobre design 4/2017 9. Black Rabbit turtleneck
This yellow ribbed jersey was just perfect for Ottobre design 4/2017-19 Black Rabbit pattern that is a modern loose fitted turtleneck. The collar and the cuffs were cut of single fabric and edges were finished with rolled hems that were made with a serger.
Padding and updating a dress form
Tiivistelmä suomeksi lopussa… Dress form is a fundamental tool for a dressmaker. Before I got my dress form about five years ago, I ruined numerous sewing project while trying to get them to fit me. I can honestly say that buying a dress form has saved me a lot of money! My dress form My dress form is Adjustoform size XS. After I got it I adjusted it and padded it and it has been working ever since. Unfortunately my body shape has changed in five years. I got frustrated pinning the skirt waists on the dressform to prevent the skirt waist from moving annoyingly when I was trying to…
Make your own Sandra skirt – a free sewing tutorial
I must admit that I love all kinds of circle skirts. Unlike pencil skirts they allow much more movement and are so much more comfortable. One day I saw this skirt on Pinterest and thought I could easily draft something similar. I made my first attempt and it got a lot of compliments. When I got this red tartan fabric I decided to improve the design and write a sewing tutorial for everyone to enjoy. What is a Sandra skirt? Sandra skirt is based on 1/2 circle skirt and 3/4 circle skirt patterns. The skirts are layered and the overskirt is shortened from the right side to make a nice…
Vintage dressing gown
During the colder months I often have eaten breakfast wrapped inside a blanket to keep warm. However, some decades ago there were more stylish options in the form of dressing gowns. When I saw this vintage dressing gown pattern, Advance number 953 from the 1940s at Etsy I couldn’t resist it, especially because it came in my exact size. I have tried some vintage patterns before but never really succeeded in making anything useful. I knew to expect something different than modern sewing patterns. Firstly, the pattern was one size only. The pattern pieces were pre-cut and all the markings were perforations in the pattern pieces. However, the instruction booklet described…