Thursday, 7 November 2013

Perfect circular seam allowance

Saturday, 19 October 2013

A fairly tubby ghost

I'm in the early stages of making a daddy bear costume for Blunderbus Theatre Company. Body former and mockup done, even if it is a bit of a patchwork ( didn't have quite enough old sheet )

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Dip dying

I've never dip dyed anything before and it's not quite as smooth as I would like, but it's all a learning process.

The mysterious cube

Part way through my current commission, a million pounds to the person who can guess what the finished project will look like.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Working with barely there fabric

I made this dress from Vogue Pamella Roland pattern V1289. The pattern is for a more structured dress but because I didnt want to loose the floatyness of the fabric, so I left out the interfacing layers.
With the fabric being patterned and quite drapey the pleats have more of a gathered look, but I'm pleased with it still.
The disadvantage of this patterned fabric is that the front being cut from one straight and one bias piece is more obvious, I'll need to remember that for next time.
Overall it was a lovely pattern to work with, very clear instructions. Though I went my own way when it came to inserting the zip because I prefer to machine sew the lining in.
I had to recut the bottom hem because the pleats and drapes pulled it on a wonk, and I wanted it shorter anyway (thank you thank you hem marker). But on a sturdier fabric it would probably have been fine.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Double Welts

Well thanks to the inductions in my  Vogue Sewing book I've mastered the double welt pocket. Actually a lot simpler than I expected, I tried a different method before and it didn't work half so well.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Blue blue blue

6 fair trade bridesmaid dresses with matching linings = lots of piles of blue.