Friday, 22 August 2014

Hemming Very Stretchy Fabric...

Hemming VERY stretchy fabrics - testing various techniques to see which worked best ~ Threading My Way


A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my tunic top. It's not often I sew for myself and I was particularly pleased, as I had sewn this top without a commercial pattern, tracing around an existing garment instead.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

How to make a Rainbow Dress...

Rainbow Dress - Learn how to make a rainbow maxi dress for your little girl ~ Threading My Way


Last week I told you about the rainbow dress I would be making and also talked about the process of making what ended up being a wearable (muslin) sundress. Here is the end result - a maxi length rainbow dress. Today I'll show you how I made the rainbow dress and how you can make one, too.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A super cute project, added to the Sewing Accessories link party. A perfect project for someone new to sewing...

Simple Felt Needle Case ~ Tutorial by Julia, from Sum of their Stories

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Designing a Sundress...

Designing a Sundress - from initial thoughts to the finished dress. Learn how to make your own dress ~ Threading My Way


I was recently asked if I could make a Rainbow Dress, similar to this one on Etsy. It looked easy enough - a simple shirred bodice, with several gathered layers for the skirt. As Little Miss doesn't live with me, I thought it best to make a muslin first. I NEVER make muslins, but, as I wasn't using a pattern and the fabric was not mine, I thought it best.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sewing for Me ~ A Knock Off...


Ha, ha... I didn't make this top! It's one I bought last Winter, or maybe the year before, and I've worn it SO much. I like the style and colour, it fits well and it's oh, so comfortable. And, to top it off, it's made in Australia. Most of our garment industry has gone off shore, so it's really pleasing to see a brand which has some of their items made here.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Threading Your Way ~ Features...

This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...

A versatile top, added to the Women's Tops link party. Made from an upcycled skirt, this top can be worn 4 different ways and one way is not even a top...

4 Ways to Wear Your Upcycled Skirt by Agy, from Green Issues by Agy

Friday, 8 August 2014

Offcuts and Selvedges for Ribbons...

What do you do with selvedges and long, thin offcuts of fabric? Use them instead of ribbons for gift wrapping ~ Threading My Way


What do you do with selvedges and long, thin offcuts of fabric? I used to throw them away, until I realised they're a great way to jazz up gift wrapping and much cheaper than ribbon.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Charlie Tee ~ a Refashion...

Charlie Tee... pattern review. T-shirts refashioned from pre-loved garments, using pattern by Fishsticks Designs ~ Threading My Way

It's been many years since I've sewn a t-shirt and I'd forgotten just how quick and easy they are to sew. Little Mister agree to a photo shoot wearing the first of two t-shirts I've made him, but with a limit of six photos. You can see him counting with his fingers in some of the photos... LOL!!!