Category Archives: Tutorial

How to Sew an Exposed Zipper

Greetings my lovelies. Today I am detailing my easy method of insertion for an exposed zipper. This is an easy method for showcasing a lovely metal zipper for a statement in a seam – especially the Centre Back of a Dress. The only thing I would say is that you have to be very accurate […]

How to Blend Sewing Pattern Sizes when there are Darts or Pleats

  HI Ho my lovely sew’ist friends – My post today is about how to blend your sewing pattern sizes when there are darts or pleats in play. And as I have just released a stunning new pattern – the Camelia Draped Jersey Dress – I am going to use the Camelia as an example. […]

How to Adjust your Skirt for a Tilted Waistline

  Hello and welcome my lovelies. And thank you for joining me here for Day 4 in the series of Allie Faux Wrap Skirt posts. If you have missed the previous days posts here are the links. Allie Faux Wrap Skirt Inspiration and Influences¬† Allie Faux Wrap Skirt Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1 Allie Faux […]

How to Blend Sizes in a Pattern for a Fuller Tummy

Greetings to all my fabulous sew’ist friends from around the world and thank you for joining me here for Day 6 in the series of Clara Dress blog posts. I hope that you enjoyed reading the last 5 days of blog posts and if you have missed them here are your links. They make great […]

Pattern Alteration for a Gaping Neckline

Hello to all my lovelies on this temperate Saturday in Australia and thank you for joining me here for Day 5 in the series of Clara Dress blog posts. I hope that you enjoyed reading the last 4 days of blog posts and if you have missed them here are your links. They make great […]

Dominant Seams – what and where are they

Hello my lovely sew’ist friends. Today I am discussing Dominant Seams – what and where are they. The order in which garment seams are sewn – or cross over each other – can affect the hang of the garment – it is called Dominant Seams. When a garment is worn on the body a majority […]