Changing Necklines - Part Two June 22 2015, 1 Comment
How to guide on lowering, widening a T-shirt neckline and then adding the neckline binding.
Changing T-Shirt Necklines - Part One June 10 2015, 1 Comment
By making simple neckline changes, we can personalise our tops as well as getting extra mileage out of the patterns.
Re-designing the neckline by taking 2cm off the front and back necklines and then adding a double band.
Printed Knits are a great way to add interest to your wardrobe March 18 2015, 0 Comments
There are so many great printed knits to choose from, the hardest part is choosing which ones to select! Colour plays an important role, as we are drawn to this first and then the fabric pattern.
Next comes the pattern design, this is best if you have a simple design to highlight your fabric choice.
My 5 top favourite sewing tools March 11 2015, 0 CommentsSewing tools that I couldn't do without are sewing weights, a french curve ruler, tailors ham, variety of different scissors and pin cushions.
Fabric Print pattern matching January 23 2015, 0 CommentsHere are a few tips to get great pattern matching results when cutting out your pattern pieces.
Fabric Layouts – Double V Single January 07 2015, 0 CommentsWe have seen fabric layouts on the pattern instruction sheets but why would we choose one over the other? I have put together a list of advantages and disadvantages to help you select the best fabric layout for your next sewing project.
Sewing dreams, aspirations and goals December 31 2014, 2 Comments
Whether it be reducing our fabric stash, making a special outfit, sewing for the new baby, creating a fabulous quilt or just because you wanted to create a one of a kind garment, sewers unite in having sewing dreams, aspirations and goals they would like to achieve!
One of my sewing goals was to create flattering clothes that fitted my top-heavy figure, it took many years for this to happen but it was worth the journey that I took, even as far as going back to school to study Fashion Design & Pattern-making part-time in search of answers to my many sewing dilemma’s!
Another sewing dream was to let other sewers experience having patterns that were made to suit their unique fitting requirements, so I began designing and drafting patterns for a flattering look but also to hide the multiple darts required to fit larger cup sizes. So Flair Patterns came about. And I was pleased to tick off this sewing dream in 2014!
As another year is about to finish, I hope you also fulfill your sewing dreams, aspirations and goals in 2015. Happy New Year!