Happy Valentine’s Day!
For once I made something that I’m at least 80% happy with. I thought this would be the most confusing thing I’d ever have to make because I just couldn’t imagine how all the little pieces would be drafted and put together, like the loops for the tie back and the slit down the centre back. But I prevailed and I succeeded. I’m genuinely proud of myself for this sexy little number that I made. Continue Reading
Cut it. Cut it. Cut it. ✂
I’ve been saying I need a new cutting mat for about a million years. And so I finally splashed the cash and bought one. I’ve never cared much for my green one – it’s really ugly and the colours are harsh on camera. Continue Reading
Love is in the air
It’s Valentine’s Day next week and although that shouldn’t be the only day we choose to surprise and gift our loved ones it’s still nice to celebrate this whole concept of love.
The 14th February is usually about spending time with your other half and that, of course, isn’t limited to time outside the bedroom 😉 but even if you are single, there’s nothing better than some sexy lingerie to make yourself feel beautiful. Continue Reading
How do you even pronounce it?
Tool? Twa-lay? Toyol? To-lez? Twarl?
/twɑːl/ (according to the dictionary).
Creating toiles, aka muslins, were something that I didn’t do and I’d cut into my fabric first time and end up messing everything up. But what can I expect when I did everything last minute? Continue Reading
I have new dress forms!
And I’m not going to lie. I have no idea how I’m going to use them. I bought one for garment hanging and photography purposes and the other for fitting purposes but I haven’t really used them. They’re sort of a nice addition to make my sewing space look pretty. Continue Reading
My Journey into Pattern Drafting
I often get asked to recommend resources that have helped me with pattern drafting and to be honest my biggest resource has always been my willingness to experiment. Of course, books, websites and videos can help, but once you know the basics, it’s really up to you to push boundaries by, for example, drafting your own designs. Continue Reading
First tutorial of the year!
2018 really does feel like it’s going to be a good one! Well to kick things off I have a tutorial that is literally so important I only wonder why I haven’t done it earlier.
To be honest, facings are always something I draft when I want to finish my neckline or armholes without a lining. I’m not too keen on bias binding finishes so these are usually my go-tos. Continue Reading
Happy New Year Comrades!
Is it me or was 2017 such a year of complacency? I don’t know what happened. I had all these big plans and suddenly it was 31st December 2017 and I’d done nothing. Continue Reading
First tutorial for a while and it’s a good one (I hope… well it’s an important one because no one wants a gaping neckline).
I like contouring because it’s easy and it can save you a whole load of constructional trouble if you do it right. I’ve had times when I haven’t contoured and I’m left with a whole load of excess fabric that I can’t get rid of, rendering the garment unwearable and it’s annoying! Continue Reading
And I was too busy being depressed to notice!
It’s actually amazing how far my little blog has come in a year! Thanks guys! Continue Reading