December 09, 2020
Check out our in-depth video on sewing an invisible zip! This tutorial was created as part of the extra content for the Ella skirt, which you can buy here. But naturally, you can use this tutorial for any pattern which uses an invisible zip!
I have been developing my invisible zip technique for years, and have tried every way of sewing them! I have combined all the things I've learned along the way into my own ultimate method. I absolutely love this pinless way of sewing. And if it scares you to sew without pins, don't worry, I have some handling tips, and even some examples that show you what not to do. If you still prefer to use pins, of course that's okay too! Sewing is all about doing it the way that makes you happy.
October 06, 2020
October 06, 2020
Here's a quick video showing how to construct each type of sleeve found in the Iris pleated tee.
You will find fully-illustrated instructions in the PDF pattern download of course, but sometimes a video really is the best! Plus, I think you'll agree it is pretty satisfying to watch. Seeing a flat pattern piece turn into a 3D object is one of the most exciting parts of sewing!
April 16, 2020
February 20, 2020
What is underlining? In short, underlining is a layer of fabric underneath your main fabric, that you treat as one with the main. With underlining, you essentially create your own 2-ply fabric. It's different to lining, as lining is like a separate unit that is only attached to the main in a few key areas.
November 21, 2019
Today's tip is about fit. Does this look familiar? I deliberately set this mannequin up with the skirt fitting badly to illustrate a common problem - a tilting skirt. So, let’s say your fit looks like this poor mannequin. What’s happening, and how do we fix it?
November 14, 2019
Today I'm going to show you how to create a flounce for the hem of the Sabrina pencil skirt, although you can use this technique for any pattern! If you haven't already got the Sabrina pencil skirt pattern, you can buy it here. It comes in three different fit styles for different body shapes!
The video has step by step instructions, so check that out first, but there are more details below if you need them!
July 30, 2019
Today we'll be going over a very simple pattern alteration. It is totally normal to span a few different columns on the measurement chart. Everyone's body is unique!
In the following example, we’ll go over changing the waistline.
Clementine is designed to follow the contours of the body, so let's play to its strengths and get a really great fit!
July 22, 2019