I am starting a new beginner dressmaker series here on my blog. Today’s post, which will go over the things we need in order to be able to sew, and things that will make life a lot easier. If you are interested, why not subscribe to me through bloglovin (the link goes through to my account which you can then follow).
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Now and again I will peruse the charity shops for sewing knick knacks. I don’t often find much, sometimes a duvet cover to toile in, occasionally a new zip but this journey I found a plethora of vintage sewing patterns. What is more, these were all in the same shop and there were lots more but I had to restrict myself (somewhat!).
Di Kendall of www.sew-it.biz has generously offered to guest post on Penguin and Pear. Today, Di offers tips and tricks to achieve a professionally finished garment
As I opened my presents on Christmas morning and found a myraid of fabric, I was under instruction to do a fabric haul on my blog. In fact, I have been reminded a few times since… my husband is not an attention seeker at all! So in order to fulfil his wish I am going to show some fabrics he has given me and some I have given myself recently.
In the three years that I have been sewing I have purchased and used a wide range of notions/toys/gadgets aimed at making my life as a seamstress easier. I have spent a small fortune when you add it up – sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Today I want to share with you my top ten best sewing purchases
In dressmaking there are two ways to get a pattern – either you purchase a paper copy or you download a PDF pattern. There are pro’s and cons to both ways of doing things but it wasn’t until the recent seamstress tag on Youtube that I realised just how many people did not like to download PDFs.
This past year has been the most influential period of time for my dressmaking. I have been sewing for about 3 years now but it is only really through 2016 that I have honed my skills and worked on developing them. When I think where I was in terms of my sewing skill at the beginning of the year, I have come a long way.
The Foldline immediately caught my attention with the release of their first pattern The Billie Collection through their new pattern company Tribe Patterns. Not only because the style of the dress was right up my street, but also by the premise of their new venture. The concept is not only simple but generous and giving. Kate and Rachel have decided that they want to help the sewing community to become designers. They will regularly run competitions where sewists enter their own designs and the winner will have their design turned into a pattern by the girls at The Foldline. They have kicked off this venture by asking Rachel Pinheiro to design the first offering and the result is the Billie Collection.