I recently had a request for a couple of romper designs featuring a zip in the back. The zip in the back is to stop little ones from being able to pull off their clothes. One design is a full legged romper suit with an asymmetric zip reaching down one side. The other is a […]
Soon to be released is this comfy open shoulder top suitable for jersey fabrics. It’s that time of year now when I want to put the chiffon dresses away and put something a bit thicker on! This sample is made using a loop back jersey which is better insulation than a regular jersey.
The Frané Jumper has had a new look and update to the pattern. It is now not quite so long, reaching the hips instead of just below them. The jumper is still quite long (great with leggings) but will from now on be called a “peloncat” instead of the previous “dress jumper”. Find the […]
How to Calculate your Cup Size Use a dressmaker’s measuring tape to measure the circumference of your rib cage, just under the bust. Take the measurement of the bust at nipple level. The difference between these measurements determines the cup size: 12-14cm = A cup 14-16cm = B cup 16-18cm = C cup 18-20cm = […]
Basic Sewing Kit Sewing Machine: These vary in style and abilities. Some are computerised allowing for a multitude of different stitch combinations and designs. Most very old versions allow only for straight or zig-zag stitch whereas newer models can allow you to create embroidery stitches. All are threaded up and used in a similar way […]
Use this way of inserting zips for use at necklines, center and front backs on tops and dresses. The zip is placed directly on a seam-line and will appear part concealed when complete. Machine baste the zip opening in the garment and press open. With the zip closed, lay it along the seam line, dan […]
Darts shape your garment and accentuate the features of the body, such as the bust, waist and mid-back. Depending on the style of your garment you can have them fitting close to the body or fitting loose to the body. cara baik, they help turn a flat piece of fabric into a form fitting garment. […]
There are many different seams for different fabrics, finishes and garments. You can stitch a garment without pins straight away if you are skilled, but in most cases it is advised to use pins. To correctly pin two pieces together for stitching, begin by inserting a pin at right angles to the seam line at […]
The Jersey bra pattern has had an update so that the pattern pieces are now separate for each cup size. This should simplify the cutting process. Find the Jersey Bra PDF Sewing Pattern here
The set of tank and crop tops in the Ellie Top Sewing pattern has been updated for improved fit and now includes bound straps, armholes and necklines.