Happy new month beautiful people! Can you believe the year is almost over, however there is a whole 29 days left. Make the most of it, enjoy everyday and spend quality time with your loved ones. Today is an exciting day for me as I’m attending a Womenswear Pattern Cutting course at the London College of Fashion for the next three weeks, I couldn’t be more thrilled. Will definitely keep you posted.

Pattern Description: Fitted dress has front band and button fly, front princess seams that release into pleats.

Pattern sizing: I cut out a size 12.

Did it look like the photo once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes pretty much until the button fly. It was confusing for me, maybe because it was my first time sewing a shirt kind of bodice. I ended up putting buttons on top of the band, yeah.

What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love the simplicity of the design.

Fabric used: 100% cotton wax print.

Pattern alterations or any designs you made? Made view B which suggests a detachable collar, but I opted to sew collar to the garment.

Would you sew it again? Most definitely.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I think so.

 

Thanks for stopping by…

xo, L

Hi guys! How are you doing?

Who doesn’t love jumpsuits ladies? They are a way to give your wardrobe an edgy touch. You can dress them up with heels or dress them down with trainers and flats. Basically I have used this pattern in the past but I made pants instead, not too sure why. Anyways, got to go. Speak to you and have a great week, xo L.

Pattern: New Look 6446

Fabric: Denim medium weight

 

 

Hallo ladies!  Hope you are all doing well. I had some time off work, decided to spend some time in Germany with family and also had a catch up with friends and former colleagues. Back to work in London and its freezing, can’t believe we are almost approaching the festive season (yay). Today I am sharing this New look 6446( view C) which is actually is jumpsuit but I left out the bodice, instead was tempted to make these wide leg pants. I loved that the pattern is an easy sew. I will definitely be making the other views in the spring.

 

Issa cold and windy day

 

Have a blessed week. x

Hi guys! Hope you are all doing well. Apologies I haven’t been able to shoot and post outfits on here, as London has been rainy and grey, hopefully will that done over the weekend. Today Iam sharing how to draft a skirt pattern. This is basically the foundation, from this you can branch out to make different designs.

You will need:

-Fabric

-Scissors

-Chalk or fabric marker

-Tape measure

-Pins  or washers

-Matching Zip and thread

-Zip foot

-Ruler

-Fusible interfacing

And of course your sewing machine and steam iron.

Note: I am working in inches

Measurements: Waist and hip measurement + waist to hip, hip to hem

Always fold your fabric right sides facing and draft on the wrong side of the fabric.

Front part:

Fold fabric in half, smoothening any wrinkles to ensure the fabric is flat. Mark a straight line 1 inch along the fabric as shown in the picture, this is your waist line. From the waist line, insert your hip measurement and mark a straight line along as shown. Determine your desired length of skirt and mark a straight line as well.

So waist measurement is the smallest part of your waist, to make it easy bend your upper body to the side at the point where the waist curves in is  your line. The figure you get, divide that by 4 + 1″

E.g  34/4=8.5+2. 1″ is for seam allowance, 1″ is for the dart.

Mark the waist figure from the fold.

With your tape measure at the hip line, measure the fullest part around the hips. The figure you get divide by 4 + 1″ seam allowance. Join waist to hip to hem (from the hip-line substract 1.5″ at the hem to make it tapered). Use the curve ruler if you are very curvy, as you see on the above picture. As I am not curvy I had to bring the skirt in. It didn’t fit well on the hips.

Back part:

Follow the same step as the front piece. Except!(cut along the fold to create 2 separate pieces). Add 1″ for the zip allowance. So your back piece should have 3″allowance (side seam, dart and zip allowance)

Darts; Mark  4″from the fold and half an inch on both sides. To determine the length of the dart, mark 2″ above the hip-line and join the lines as in the picture. Cut, pin darts and sew.

From here, place the zip on the back pieces and notch where you want to zip to end and sew from this point downwards, don’t forget to back stitch. Pin the two sides, check fitting and adjust! If you happy, sew the sides, add waist band(optional), attach zip and zig-zag or serg the edges. Remember, always press the seams. I added a peplum to mine.

Hope you found these steps helpful! Xx

 

Hi guys and happy monday! I made this beautiful bold ankara print when I attended a freehand cutting workshop. Having learned making dresses using a patterns, I wanted to explore the traditional way using measurements. To be honest it was a little tricky at first but with time I get more confident, haha. Freehand cutting gives me the boldness to custom make outfits.

I’m so in love with this dress, can’t get over it. The ankara fabric is light and yet of good quality. I paired it with these color block sandles. Thanks for taking your time to check out my blog. Hope you come back soon for another post.