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The perfect waistband

Full skirts and their infinite variations can be the quickest and most satisfying sewing project, whip-uppable in under an hour. That is, once you’ve mastered the basics that make up … Continue reading

October 4, 2012

3 ways to gather

Gathering, or ruching, is a technique used to bunch together a length of fabric to create a ruffled effect. Gathering is most commonly associated with gathered skirts (aka Dirndl skirts) … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

Circle skirt maths – explained!

∏ = 3.141592653589793238462… How many times in Maths class did/do you ever wonder when in the hell you’d actually need to know equations like this in real life? Well, to … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 18 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – French seams

Last week we started talking about the importance of paying attention to the little details when making our own clothes in order to achieve a professional finish and ultimately, a … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 4 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – finishing your seams

As every good seamstress knows, it’s not only what’s on the outside that counts – the inside of your garment should be just as neatly finished as the outside. Paying … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Nerdy sewing tips – rolled hem tutorial

With just a little practice, a rolled hem can give the neatest and most professional of finishes in the shortest time. Especially useful for hemming circle skirts, and especially convenient … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · 8 Comments

Inserting an invisible zipper: the definitive tutorial

I’ll be the first to admit that invisible zippers have been the bane of my life for a long while now. Having taught myself to sew, I was never showed … Continue reading

June 21, 2012
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