- LEARN TO SEW
- SEWING PATTERNS
27 July 2016
The Marigold sewing pattern has established itself as a favourite amongst us here in the TATB studio, as well as amongst you lovely sewists! We've been having (unseasonably!) hot weather here in the UK, and whether we've made the jumpsuit or trouser version, it's quick to whip up, a doddle to fit, and keeps us cool. Here are some of your makes that have caught our eye:
20 July 2016
We are really excited to be sharing another beautiful sewing space with you today, as part of our Sewing Space Tours series. Gina's gorgeous sewing room is bright, colourful, and cheerful, and we love it. Please can we come over for a sewing party?! Let's hear more from Gina...
I’m Gina and I live on the south coast of England, about 5 miles from the sea. I started sewing when I was really young - my mum was a tailor and seeing her put together amazing creations inspired me to want to learn. I used to make tiny little clothes for my dolls and since then, I’ve tried my hand at most sewing techniques!
14 July 2016
I’ve been meaning to show you my latest Fifi pyjamas for ages but I’ve been too busy wearing them!
The fabric choice is a bit of a departure from my usual stripes and spots obsession, but I think it’s sooo pretty and works really well with the pattern. It’s a floaty cotton lawn from John Lewis, with navy cotton poplin used to make the bias binding straps. Cotton lawns and voiles are perfect for the Fifi sewing pattern – you want something that feels nice against your skin, lightweight, preferably with a bit of drape.
11 July 2016
Making the Marigold trousers or jumpsuit? In the final instalment of the sewalong, we're going to make the elasticated waistband and hem the trousers.
Catching up? Order your sewing pattern and read the previous steps in the Marigold sewalong.
The beauty of this is the elasticated waistline is that it will cinch the trousers or jumpsuit in to your exact waist size - hooray!
8 July 2016
Sewing the Marigold jumpsuit? I'm going to show you how to sew the straps and attach the neckline facing, which will create a neat and structured finish on the bodice neckline.
Catching up? Order your Marigold pattern and read the rest of the sewalong - you can join in any time!
Remember in the post on cutting and stabilising we applied interfacing to the neckline facings and to half of each strap? And we added stabilising tape or interfacing strips to the bodice necklines to add structure and help stop them gaping or stretching out of shape. If you missed these steps out, do them now!
6 July 2016
Whether you're making the Marigold jumpsuit or just wondering how to neatly insert an invisible zip into another garment, read on!
An invisible zip (AKA "concealed zip") looks like this - you can't see the teeth from the right side. Once sewn into a garment, you shouldn't be able to see the tapes either - the fabric seam lines will join up to conceal everything but the zip pull.
4 July 2016
Sewing the Marigold jumpsuit or trousers? In today's instalment of the sewalong, we're going to make a start on the waistband - this applies whether you're making the trouser or jumpsuit version. Then, for those of you making the jumpsuit version, we'll start on the bodice.
1 July 2016
Sewing the Marigold jumpsuit or trousers? In the previous post we stitched the trouser darts, pleats and pockets. Today I'm going to show you how to sew the legs together. It's a short and sweet one!