Tools for adding seam allowance

November 12, 2008

Sømometer, Saummass, Zoommaatje, Seam gauge, Pfiffkus. It has many different names in Europe, but the purpose is the same – making the dreary process of adding seam allowances to patterns a little easier. It’s a simple but pretty ingenious tool….

A tote named Vanja

November 10, 2008

The Vanja bag in corduroy This is the Vanja bag. The story behind her is that I mistakenly ordered some wide wale corduroy off Ebay earlier this year. It was too wide for the pants that I had in mind…

The Sew U series

October 26, 2008

  The Sew U Series Sewing books comes in many forms and shapes, some are great while others are pretty redundant – I mean who needs yet another book with pictorials on how to sew an invisible zipper or hem…

Up Front

October 24, 2008

Know of the Belgian electronic mavens Front 242? They have been going strong since 1981 and has been dubbed fathers of Electronic Body Music (EBM). Although I have been a huge fan of electronic music since I first heard Depeche…

Liberty love

October 23, 2008

Yoked blouse made of lantern print Liberty lawn Empire cut dress made with ribbon print Liberty lawn. The design, pattern making and sewing on both accounts is by me. Lawn cloth or lawn is a plain weave textile, originally linen…