Bridesmaid Dress Alteration

Hey there,

So I’ve been MIA for a while BUT I’ve been super busy with class, alterations & dressmaking!

I have recently finished a bridesmaid dress….


The hem was taken up by 1.5 inches… There were 3 skirts, outer, cotton and a lining too.


The outer fabric was a little tricky, it frayed heaps on the bias but I got there with a little fight!!





So after the hem, I altered the corseted back. Both sides needed hand stitched the snaps needed moved by 1.2 inches and the other side was moved by the same amount.


Mrs D was happy with the results!



Have you been sewing/altering lately?
Please do share!


My pattern cutting adventure

Hey there,

Just wanted to say hi, I’ve not disappeared! I’m still working from my phone, as my photos are on here.

I’m in the last few weeks of my Pattern Cutting Course, it’s all about tying up the ends and drafting my sketches now.

I have my 3 sketches down, a skirt, top and a dress. And I’m now drafting my skirt, I have class tomorrow and can’t wait…. It’s brilliant seeing my designs come to life!

There’s a lot of “Underpinning Knowledge” in my course, and I really just want to get on with the “Practical Activities” but the 2 go hand in hand!




I’m so happy to be nearing the end if the course, I can get down to the pattern making!


This is my skirt progress.. I’m on the last draft, my trio shall hopefully be me on my way to being a designer… Once I’ve got to grips with some software. Then I can offer PDF patterns!

Well I have a few posts to do so I’m off for a coffee!