I finally made this double layer Washi Dress! You can see my first one, and the full bust and neckline adjustments that I made, here. For this version, I used two beautiful grey and indigo fabrics from Fabworks. The check is a light, crisp, pure linen (sold out now but this and this look wonderful). The fabric underneath is a… Continue reading Double Layer Washi Dress
In my last post I showed you my drunk dress; made while enjoying too much Brandy, because of not enjoying a toothache. This is an easy modification to make to any jersey dress pattern. I think it would look nice with solids or with a print jersey and a solid woven. The stretch fabric needs to… Continue reading Drunken Dressmaking Part II: How to Make a Pattern for A Contrast Hem Panel
Dressmaking Detective Do you play dressmaking detective by going “shopping” on the high street and taking spy photos? I have been loathe to. One of the beauties of sewing is not having to go shopping. But it can save a ton of time and disappointment if you try on different styles and fits before sewing.… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: Dressmaking Detective
I have been humming and hawing about which pattern to use for my spring coat, or whether to draft my own. Right now, I’m enjoying exploring all the indie pattern companies, so I decided to try that path first. I have a few in mind but I thought I would start with trying a muslin of the… Continue reading Lotta Jansdotter’s Pilvi Coat Adjustments
Today I am revisiting the Alice Top/Dress by Tessuti. I previously demonstrated how to alter the pattern to accommodate a fuller bust. However, I know that there are still concerns that a yoked top can look unflatteringly like maternity wear on larger busted women, so I have one more suggestion – give the Alice Top… Continue reading Alice Top: V-neck Pattern Hack
In my last post, I showed you how to lengthen, slash-and-spread a pattern to convert a T-shirt into an A-line dress. I usually draft my own patterns but I tried this technique on one of the patterns I recommended. I chose the Centerfield Raglan T-shirt pattern by Green Style Creations. It was available by instant download and… Continue reading Waist and Hip Alterations to T-shirt Pattern
In my last post I really admired this simple A-line, T-shirt dress from Gorman and went looking for a sewing pattern to make it. I couldn’t find one, so I’ve decided to illustrate how to do a pattern hack of a basic raglan, T-shirt to turn it into an A-line dress.