10 Best Stocking Fillers for Sewists

Listed are some favourite notions that we can never get enough of. As sewists we treasure our sewing kit. 2. LDH Thread Snips – I have a pair of small snips beside my sewing machine, overlocker and also on my ironing board. I love these because they are super sharp and great quality. 3. GutermannContinue reading “10 Best Stocking Fillers for Sewists”

Best Tools for Every Dressmaker

Having sewn for years, I feel I have found the BEST tools for your sewing kit.  A great pair of Scissors is essential!  I personally need mine to be light weight, as I often get arthritic in my hands.  Of course they need to be super sharp and not blunt easily. Thread Snips that areContinue reading “Best Tools for Every Dressmaker”

Colette Pattern – Moneta Dress

Its not often I purchase a pattern and make a dress for myself, simply because I have the drafting skills to make my own and because most patterns I buy I end up altering somehow because Im so particular and fussy.  This time I wanted to find a pattern to suit the fabric I hadContinue reading “Colette Pattern – Moneta Dress”

Transferring Patterns to Fabric

Transferring your patterns to fabric just got easier! So you buy a pattern and upon opening it you find every size available to you!  (Vintage patterns had one size per envelope).  Thats great but how many of us agonise over whether its best to cut the size we need or transfer the whole pattern ontoContinue reading “Transferring Patterns to Fabric”