Sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey!

I may have mentioned I like to get some mileage out of my patterns and when I was asked about sewing The French Dart Shift in jersey, a Ponte Roma knit to be specific,  I thought let’s see! (...

Lengthen a Sleeve

A quick little pattern hack to lengthen a sleeve. I’ve lengthened the short sleeve from The French Dart Shift pattern to a 3/4 length sleeve, with finished measurements of 44cm long and a hem ci...

The Bicep Adjustment Tutorial

Hello! What’s a bicep adjustment I hear you ask? Because it sound painful. It’s not, no biceps were harmed in the making of this tutorial… So the question is, how are your sleeves fi...

The Kitty Dress – pattern features

Thanks for all your kind words about the new Kitty dress pattern! It’s always a little scary putting a bit of yourself out into the world, but I’m so delighted to be part of the sewing co...

New Pattern: The Kitty Dress!

It’s August Bank Holiday here in England and traditionally the whole of the UK either queues in traffic on the M5, or does a spot of DIY, falls off a ladder and queues up in the local A & E....

How to Make a Button Loop Tutorial

A handy little tutorial to show you how to make a handworked button loop….. SUPPLIES to make a button loop: Firstly gather your supplies: garment (obviously) button (1.5-1cm in width works well ...

Block Fuse and Spot Fuse Tutorial

 HOW TO BLOCK FUSE OR SPOT FUSE  Block fusing your facings is a great little industry trick that anyone can use. Why? It is more accurate to cut out facings from a pre-fused piece of fabric, rather...