Gorgeous Hemming Idea

"Sometimes it's nice to have fun surprises inside your garments. Little things you do can make your garment even more special and unique. Hems are a great place to customise. You can finish the edge with a contrasting serger or zig zag thread or bias binding. When sewing lace, simply line up the lace to the edge, slightly covering the edge of the fabric then slip stitch to the inside. Lace looks beautiful and also helps to conceal hand stitches very well."

I subscribe to Colette Patterns' weekly newsletter and yesterday I got this! Isn't it sweet? I think I'll use this idea for my mum's dress.

Dreaming of spring

Hi everyone! Just a quick update as I know I haven't posted in a while- I've been working on a shorts tutorial and also my mum's gown for my parents' silver anniversary!

In the meantime here's one a video I want to share with you all. It was, and continues to be, one of my inspirations to make clothes. 

I've also been reading Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer on GoogleBooks. It's pretty good background on the style and also explains how to actually sew for couture, which is really helpful when working with delicate cloth. 

Lastly I'd like to say 'hi!' and 'thank you!' to new JLTFK followers Padme, Lucija, Reynakatrina and Lucyyu1996! Hope you enjoy the blog!