Mum, look! Alex is sewing on the telly!

Let’s see which of you eagle eyes can spot me! Clue: I could not compete with Claudia on the fringe front, so I waited until after the show to have it cut.

[Sustainable Tuesdays] Three unusual sustainable fabrics

Welcome to my newly created (as in just now) ‘Sustainable Tuesdays’ posts (only because the first one happened to be posted on a Tuesday, so I thought I keep with this day of the week). The aim of the series is to share my discoveries in the space of sustainable fashion and to inform and inspire other sewers to join me on this journey. In today’s post, I’m showcasing three sustainable fabrics that I for one never imagined could be actually made into garments. Unfortunately, some of them are not readily available in the UK, but if you’re travelling through…

How to make a DIY plaster cast custom dress form – Part 2: Filling the mould

Welcome to part two of the custom dress form making. In part one, I talked about how to make the plaster cast mould.  In part two, we’re getting down to foamy business and talk about how to prepare the mould and fill it, resulting in a mannequin in your exact shape, that will become your best buddy for fitting your own projects.

DIY COWL WINTER DRESS | BURDA 10-2012 #118A

As 2014 was on its last legs, there was still one project on my to do list. It was a lovely woollen winter day dress that would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. I really wanted to wear it to the NYE party, a dinner with friends, nothing fancy really, so true to myself, I had to rush and finish everything in one day.

How to make a DIY plaster cast custom dress form – Part 1: Casting the mould

As you might have found out in one of my previous posts, I have gone through what I can only call a period of insanity and DIY-ed my own custom dress form. It came out so great, better than I could have ever hoped, so I thought I would share my experience with the world. I have seen a few attempts here and there, so very curious to swap notes and anecdotes (there must some, you can’t do this without adventures!!).

Favourite makes of 2014

As it is customary in this time of the year, a nice little review of the year is in the cards for me as well. Obviously, the blog is only about 3 days old at this point in time, so you will have to be content with some nice pics and a quick summary.