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Thursday, 12 March 2020

Sewing for Beginners - Fabric, Cutting out, and Patterns

This is a Jaycotts Post

All about Sewing Patterns, Fabrics and Cutting out.

It is daunting knowing where to start isn't it, so I am going to talk about the basics of cutting out and why you need to follow the guidelines on your sewing pattern.  I am making two garments, one in velvet the other in suiting and at the end of the post you should be well on your way to cutting out with confidence.

You can start with any garment but I have chosen a pair of straight leg trousers which are actually simple to make and always look good on.
All the links to patterns and haberdashery are given in the post making it easy for you to place you order with Jaycotts
When choosing a pattern consider what styles you already own and like and look for patterns which are similar. After a while you will want to make garments which are new to you, so it is a good idea to go and try clothes on and  to take a photograph if at all possible, then you can look for patterns in a similar style.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

My Marcy Tilton Designer Top

This is a MinervaCrafts Blogger Network Post.

I enjoy making and wearing clothes which are a little bit different. This Vogue designer top is cut out  on a single layer of fabric apart from the sleeves, so every piece is different.

I chose this Lady McElroy single knit in Dusky Pink.
A jersey such as this one is perfect for this design As it drapes well but yet holds its shape.

This is a loose fitting style, with or without sleeves and there are no fastenings.
A lot of the work is in the preparation and I found that it took me a couple of days to prepare everything but slightly less time to stitch it all together.
To read the rest of the tutorial click on this link where you will also find details of the pattern and fabric used

My Marcy Tilton Designer Top

I do hope that you enjoy making this garment as much as I did



The jeans tutorial in full is on this link .

My Ginger Jeans

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

The Vogue 9329 Marcy Tilton Designer dress

A MinervaCrafts Blogger Network Post

This beautiful Abstract Print Jersey Ponte Roma is an absolute dream both to sew and to wear. It has a fabulous design and the fabric itself is substantial but very soft to the touch.

Coupled with a Vogue designer pattern this makes for a beautiful wearable dress - with or without a belt.

To read more then go straight over to MinervaCrafts on this link My Vogue pattern designer dress in Abstract Print Ponte Roma

Where you will be able to purchase everything you need.