Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Lined Bodice/Bridesmaid Dress Adaptation: The Summer Staple Dress

Hi, I am Debbie a qualified designer & tailor but never had the opportunity to work in the industry, so I enjoy sewing as hobby, but I do like to experiment when I have time. Right now time is what we have a fair bit of and like so many others I have been using… Continue reading Lined Bodice/Bridesmaid Dress Adaptation: The Summer Staple Dress

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Hi there! I'm Anisha from @SASSYCreationsByAnisha on Facebook. I got the chance to test Kristy's new Explorer Cloak, and, like Carina (see her post on adding a lining!) I often seem to have a hard time resisting the urge to add a little extra something. This time around, I didn't have any matching knit or… Continue reading Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak

Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.

Over the years, I've really come to love the look of a sleeveless dress bodice.  I love it even more when there is no top stitching, neck binding, or arm bands - the finished product just looks so simple and classy! It has been many years since I've made a garment where this technique was… Continue reading The fully lined sleeveless bodice: Burrito method.