The deadline for this photo challenge has been extended – lucky me! I was very busy in the past weeks. I’d like to share with you my construction process of Merida’s dress for Alexandra. Drawing the pattern. I used a suede-like non-stretchy dark blue fabric for the dress and a calico for the “underdress”. My… Continue reading Merida the Brave: dress construction
Cap sleeve T-shirts consist of two pieces of fabric. They are perfect for beginners in knit sewing – you don’t have to fit sleeves in the shoulder and worry about matching seams in the underarm. In this case, the stretchy fabric will do the fitting for you. I traced Alexandra’s body on the fabric with… Continue reading Cap sleeve T-shirt for Sashenka
There is a lot of knit myths widely told among people – “you can’t sew it by hand”, “you need a coverlock sewing machine”, “you need special elastic thread”… This is not true at all, however, all myths have a racional core. First, you need a high-quality knit fabric. Synthetic/natural fibre does not matter for… Continue reading Few observations on knit sewing
I was experimenting with several shapes but ended up with this one, developed by a theatre seamstress – easy to make, practical and variable. With just a rough idea on the pattern, I started with a rectangle. The wavy line is actually a tunnel for the wire. Do not forget to use an insulated wire… Continue reading 1767 Princess Carolina dress: hoop petticoat
I am not entirely sure if ladies wore some sort of panties back in 1767. However, bloomers are very useful – they protect your modesty, protect you from getting cold and if you are made of resin, bloomers protect your butt from being scratched by a doll stand. Original bloomers from 19th century were not… Continue reading 1767 Princess Carolina dress: bloomers
I’ve just finished this shirt for Samantha’s boy. It was sewn according to the provided measurements without a try. I hope that it will fit! First one is finished. I will sew one more white shirt for her second boy. I’ll start tomorrow – but for now, I’m going to sleep.
I just finished Sashenka’s trousers. This is the second attempt and looks good! The final pattern. The fabric is thin, non-transparent and slightly stretchy in one way. It was labeled as “blouse material”. First fitting and pinning. I added bigger seam allowances than usual to be sure. But for next time, I’ll buy some thinner… Continue reading RMN uniform: the trousers
Working with a knit on a hobby sewing machine is always a pain. Don’t buy the cheapest (and very thin) knit, the machine will try to eat it and the knit will make ugly fluffs in the bottom bobbin space. Or whatever will come to its mind, you can never be sure. This turtleneck is… Continue reading RMN uniform: the turtleneck