What Equipment Do You Need For Dressmaking?

If you fancy trying your hand at dressmaking, or indeed are already proficient in running up a new outfit, there is a select set of tools that you will need in order to get off the mark. Here we look at what are primarily the most essential pieces of equipment …

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Altering a Sewing Pattern

Shoppers frequently complain that all the clothes to be found on the high street seem to be in the same narrow size range, and the same complaint can be heard about sewing patterns. Few of us have bodies that fit exactly into the standard shapes, but resizing a pattern isn’t …

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Making Simple Waistbands

If you’re just learning to sew, one of the easiest garments to make is a skirt, but to do it successfully you need to know how to make a proper waistband. Though this is fairly simple to do, it’s also simple to get wrong, so – as always in sewing …

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