This weekend I'll be running a one day workshop to make my modern version of a traditional Silk Kimono. The pattern for my Kimono is really simple. It's no-waste sewing at it's very best! All you need is 2 metres of fabric in a 140 cm width, a sewing machine or overlocker, and some simple hand-finishing … Continue reading Silk Kimono Pattern Cutting and Layout Guide
Here's a great project to undertake with your beautiful fabric offcuts. All you need is half a metre to make four lovely placements. Or better still, a metre will make 8! Here, I've used a woven linen with an Ikat design. I made a Linen Apron pattern for a class I'll be teaching soon at Loving … Continue reading Linen Placemats with Fabric Offcuts
You may have landed here because you are trying out my Nadia Dress pattern and you're looking for more details on finishing the neckline and arm openings with bias binding. Perhaps you're looking for tutorials on hem finishing with bias binding for a project you're already working on. Either way, here's a selection of tutorials … Continue reading Finishing with Bias Binding
The Nadia Dress was originally made for my Summer Collection Presentation in 2015. My lovely friend, Nadia, cooked cakes for days and kept the prosecco and coffee flowing through two catwalks presentations and hours of consultations, fittings and measurements in her home! Nadia was intrinsic in suggesting, planning and managing my very first Collection Presentation, … Continue reading The Nadia Dress
I’m addicted to making things. Sewing is my absolute favourite thing to do in the whole world. But I also happen to just love making. I’m creative, I can map out how clothes and sewn objects and handmade pieces are put together in my head by looking at them, and I thoroughly enjoy taking a … Continue reading On Making
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