I’ve got my dressmaking hat on today: making a copy of a favourite summer dress for a customer. The original has been loved and worn until it is falling apart at the seams. Time for a new version! #lovedclotheslast
Made-to-Measure shirt dresses now available! 💃🏻 Possibly the perfect summer outfit: Short sleeves (although it’s made to measure so they can be any length you like), cool cotton, choice of lots of lovely fabrics and button shades. And tailored for you so it fits properly.
Always keep a spare thimble. A tailor’s thimble is different from a dressmaker’s: it doesn’t have an end, and we wear them on our middle finger. It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but now I find it weird to sew without it! ✂️ ✂️ ✂️ #toolsofthetrade#handsewing#thimble#tailoring
Yesterday I put some of the finishing touches to this charmingly quirky cotton jacket. My question for you guys is, should I change the button to a red one? It’s blue, just looks darker in the picture. ✂️ 🚴🏻♀️ ✂️
Does anyone else improvise for pattern weights? My very high-tech solution is stones collected on a beach in Scotland. Previously I’ve had antique cast-iron irons, old brass baker’s weights...I don’t think I’ve ever bought an actual proper pattern weight! ✂️ ✂️ #whateverworks#toolsofthetrade