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Altering a Sewing Pattern
Altering a Sewing Pattern
A guide to the different factors you need to consider when adjusting a pattern to make clothes that will fit a particular person really well....
Elements of Style
Elements of Style
Understanding the basic elements of style can help you to design new clothes and adapt old ones more effectively, creating an attractive tailored look....
Fashion Fundamentals
Fashion Fundamentals
Thinking about making your own clothes? Learn the basics with our quick rundown of the tips and tricks. This is all you need to know to get started with your very own…...
Following Patterns
Following Patterns
You are all excited. You have just got your hands on your very first pattern and can’t wait to get started on your latest sewing project. But where do you start? There…...
How to Make a Boned Bodice
How to Make a Boned Bodice
A boned bodice can put the finishing touch to a dramatic evening dress and it's surprisingly easy to make....
How to Make a Hat
How to Make a Hat
Beginners often shy away from hats, thinking them difficult - but whilst some types of hat do require professional expertise, there are others you can make at home…...
How to Mark Your Fabric
How to Mark Your Fabric
Marking your fabric is a necessity. If you want to follow your pattern and if you want perfect straight lines you need to mark your fabric. Here is a guide to doing it…...
How to Sew Cuffs
How to Sew Cuffs
Making cuffs may take some practice but are relatively simple. They will give the clothes you make a professional look....
Making Simple Waistbands
Making Simple Waistbands
A guide to making waistbands suitable for different types of skirts and trousers....
Pattern Terminology
Pattern Terminology
Patterns are the foundation of garment production. Get it right and you have a success on your hands. Get it wrong and it may just be a disaster. This is why it is so…...
Sewing Costumes: A Creative Experience
Sewing Costumes: A Creative Experience
We learn about the real life experience of creating costumes from re-enactment enthusiast Marianne Wells....
Taking Body Measurements
Taking Body Measurements
Taking body measurements is a fine art and requires some time and dedication. It is not just a case of bust, waist and hip inches – clothing measurements are far more…...
What Equipment Do You Need For Dressmaking?
What Equipment Do You Need For Dressmaking?
What exactly are the essential elements that make up a dressmaking kit - we find out here....
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