Five Good Reasons to Make Your Own Bra

We’ve all been there ladies, wearing the wrong size bra for years and then you finally discover your correct size and voila, life is complete! Well, the good news is you can change the way you feel ‘supported’ forever. My top five reasons below will help you...
Making a tester bra

Making a tester bra

Making your own custom-fitted bra is a really rewarding experience.  Having to make two or three tester bras on the way to that perfect fit – not so much.  But sewing a tester bra is defintiely a necessary evil. Unlike with other clothes-making projects, you...

How to sew a Gothic Arch

Adding a gothic arch to your bra band is a must if you find the conventional straight band rides up or is generally uncomfortable.  Or if you just prefer the look of it.  So here’s a little guide for how to sew a gothic arch – the way I do it, at least....

Choosing the right size pattern

Choosing the right size pattern – the first hurdle in making great looking clothes. Not wishing to state the obvious, but I’m fanatical about fit.  (Not to be confused with fitness – most definitely not!) There’s pretty much always an answer to...

Why don't commercial patterns fit properly?

How many times have you been excited about starting a new dressmaking project, raided your stash for the perfect fabric, carefully cut the pattern out and faithfully followed the sewing instructions – only to be disappointed with the result?  More times than you...