Here is a list of 10 sewing related items that I found very useful during the year 2018.
I was lucky to be sponsored by Spoonflower to test their Cotton Poplin Ultra fabric so that I could share my experiences with you, my dear readers. To test the fabric I made Named clothing Helmi tunic dress.
The Dutch Label Shop had contacted me a while ago and offered some labels for me to test and I jumped to say "Yes!". This is what I got with the voucher they gave me.
My big project for this autumn will be a long and warm winter coat. For a project this size, it is a good idea to start with the planning.
If you have ever looked at haute couture fashion shows, you have seen the breathtaking embroidery designs that combine thread, sequins and beads to create fantastic elaborate designs that decorate evening gowns, collars or perhaps jacket cuffs. In haute couture, those intricated patterns are created by hand. Sometimes whole skirts are full of intricate swirls of both beads and thread. How are those made?
I sewed a camera strap and a leather wrist strap for my new Nikon D5600 DSLR to replace the ugly one that came with the camera.
As part of my Sensible Sewing Challenge I made a stripy Lago tank top using the free pattern by Itch to Stitch. Here is my review of the pattern!
I tested the new Sheona pattern by Athina Kakou. It is a relaxed jersey shift dress that has plenty of options and is easy and quick to sew.
I tested the new online course by Make Bra, where you'll learn how to sew a foam-cup bra. Testasin Make Bran uutta verkkokurssia, jossa opetellaan ompelemaan vuoritetut rintaliivit.
The Zara corset is a Victorian style corset, each side of which is constructed out of five pieces. It is used in the Craftsy course by A. Smith that I took.