Tag: dressmaking

As a newbie looking to dip their toes into dressmaking it must be overwhelming to discover just how much resources and information there is out there. I know I am always looking at patterns and could spend an absolute fortune on them if I wanted without really knowing what I was buying (hint – I and many others have done this!). With this in mind, I asked the lovely members over at the Dressmaking Blogger Network on Facebook to tell me what their go to patterns are and why:

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The Fabric Tag

When #theseamstresstag did the rounds (you can see mine here), there was a phenomenal result from it – the tag did lots to bring seamstresses together and so when Renata and Lisa put together #thefabrictag, I just had to take part. Here are my answers – I would love it if you did this whether you are tagged at the end or not 🙂

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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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I’m always interested to see each Tilly and the Buttons pattern release. They are a very good design company and are at the top of their game for a reason. I do sometimes get Tilly fatigue from the sheer volume of versions that pop up in the hours after a release. The Cleo dungaree dress was no different.

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You made that!

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

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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

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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.

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