Tag Archives: dressmaking

Behold – the Junk in the Trunk dress!

I did it, oh yeah,┬ájust in the nick of time! Here is the Junk in the Trunk dress for the 3D category at the Quilt and Stitch Village show in all it’s crazy glory. The competition rules dictated that entries must be three layers and it didn’t say that this was with exception to this […]

The beginnings of a dress…

Patchwork pieces- blurry pictures- check… Patch pockets, check… My dress is (almost) ready for quilting! I’ve got lining fabric coming imminently- it’s fuchsia pink, I thought it might be nice to have something a bit zingy as this dress is hardly going to be shy!

Raglan top

Imaginative title, huh? I’ve finished sewing up a top with Art Gallery Knits – specifically one of the Priory Square ones, and Interlock Solids for the sleeves and trims, both from Village Haberdashery. The pattern is Hey June’s Lane Raglan, which was very clear and easy to follow. I made this up in a medium […]

How to make- and use- tailor’s tacks

You know how on dress making patterns, they often have marks for darts or buttons maybe, but the dots for them are right in the middle of the pattern? You can’t draw them out, and if you’re not using carbon paper to mark your pattern onto the fabric you may wonder how to transfer them […]

Weekend sewing

I had planned to spend Sunday finishing my goldfinch quilt finally. I then got distracted by the Tova sewalong over at VeryKerryBerry and finished this in about 4 hours… Sorry for the crap photo- lighting was not good and my camera doesn’t cope well with high ISO (though Fujis used to back when I worked […]

I made a dress!

Finished finally! Yesterday was the last of my dress making class and whilst there are some bits I would do differently if I was making this again, I think it was pretty successful!