Hi, I am Debbie a qualified designer & tailor but never had the opportunity to work in the industry, so I enjoy sewing as hobby, but I do like to experiment when I have time. Right now time is what we have a fair bit of and like so many others I have been using… Continue reading Lined Bodice/Bridesmaid Dress Adaptation: The Summer Staple Dress
Hi there! I'm Anisha from @SASSYCreationsByAnisha on Facebook. I got the chance to test Kristy's new Explorer Cloak, and, like Carina (see her post on adding a lining!) I often seem to have a hard time resisting the urge to add a little extra something. This time around, I didn't have any matching knit or… Continue reading Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak
Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak
Hi everyone! This is Marta from @the.pickle.and.the.banana on Instagram. I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. I'm here to talk to you about what it means to be a pattern tester. I've been testing patterns for a few years and I've worked with lots of different designers. Hopefully this blog post will… Continue reading So You Want to Be A Pattern Tester?
(Pattern: Summit Peak by New Horizons Designs. Fabric: Urban Grunge French Terry from Buttons & Bibs) I don't know about you, but there was a very long period of my sewing life where I avoided zippers. I was terrified of them. However, over the years, many amazingly wonderful patterns have… Continue reading Shortening a coil zipper