From wide trousers to narrow stretch ones – pattern modification
Now that I have the trouser sloper I will turn it into a narrow pair of stretch cotton trousers. I show how to modify the width and how to remove the extra fullness of fabric at the back of the thighs.
The quest for the well-fitting trousers – what I have learned
Sewing trousers isn't really hard, getting a trouser pattern that fits is more difficult. I will show you how to create a sloper just for you by replicating and old pair of trousers and adjusting the fit.
Hey June Handmade Aurora top
Aurora top has a slouchy fit through the body and dolman sleeve, and a fitted long lower sleeve. I made mine out of black roma ponte with patterned insets.
Finally a pair of trousers that fits!
This black pair is the first actual pair of trousers that I am happy with. I started from an old pair of wide linen trousers that fitted me quite well and I traced the pattern from them. I made a toile and after some small adjustments I got a good fit. To get to know this pattern I decided to make a very simple pair with no waistband and a side zipper.
Green jacquard party skirt with Burda young 6650
Marble Lake green jacquard elevates the Burda young 6650 skirt into new heights. The pleats add volume and drama to this skirt perfect for the winter party season. In collaboration with myfabrics.co.uk.
Keep your trusted machines working! Do your sewing machine maintenance!
If you sewing machine keeps ugly noise or misbehaves it is often due to lack of oiling and fluff accumulation. As we use our machines we must also regularly maintain them. Sometimes even the most misbehaving machines can be fixed with some oil!
Sew Over It Betty dress
I tested the Sew Over It Betty dress pattern. I made a dress out of beautiful blue floral cotton poplin in size 10. I will definitely use this easy pattern again!
Suloisena juhlakauteen uudessa juhlamekossa
Talven juhlakauden koittaessa jokainen tyttö tarvitsee juhlavan mekon. Eurokangas lahjoitti minulle ystävällisesti kankaita ja ompelumateriaaleja ja niistä syntyikin sitten upea asu kaikkiin vuodenvaihteen rientoihin.
Vado designs Classic Fit Men’s Shirt from Bootstrapfashion
I made the Vado Designs custom-fit Classic Fit Men's Shirt from Bootrapfashion.com for my father. I finally found out a good method for sleeve plackets.
Beaded Tilly and the Buttons Coco sweater
I made the Tilly and the Buttons Coco sweater out of white knit fabric. To make the sweater special I added pearl and gold coloured beading.