Make a statement by drafting and sewing together your own off-shoulder dress with the added glamour of the ruffles sleeves. I show you how to draft the pattern and the way to construct your dress.
*** Please note that for your hip measurement, depending ...
Seam allowances are essential for every sewing project regardless of whether you're using a self drafted or bought pattern. Without a seam allowance, nothing would fit together properly.
They're crucial for joining pieces of fabric together without compr...
Facings are not really something I tend to mention in my videos but they are an important part of finishing a garment.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create facings for your bodice pattern.
I cover, neckline, armhole and combined facings.
For my last and final project with Minerva Crafts, I made an unintentional bridesmaids dress.
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It can be quite annoying to draft an amazing garment only to have the neckline not sit flat. With simple contouring techniques, a gaping neckline can be easily prevented, in the pattern drafting stages.
In this tutorial, I show you how to create a perfec...
This past month, I have made a few garments, two of which have been for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. Both were self drafted with varying levels of execution but altogether something that I'm happy to share with you all.
Let me know what you think ...
This is a tutorial for beginners on drafting a basic skirt block and a tapered pencil skirt.
From a basic skirt block, you can manipulate it to create different designs such as an asymmetric skirt: http://blog.elewa.co.uk/monochrome-asymmetric-skirt/
In April 2017, I went to visit the fabric markets of Hong Kong. As a seamstress, it was amazing to see the variety available! It's definitely worth saying that I didn't come back empty handed.
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Summer's not quite here yet but in preparation, I drafted this cute little beach dress.
I tried to maintain a level of grace in the video without being swept of my feet by the wind but unfortunately my outward demeanour just wasn’t translating to my ha...
To continue on from the first part of my dart manipulation tutorial, I show you how to create multiple darts.
This is a two part tutorial with the first part being specifically for beginners. The second part is slightly more advanced but straightforward ...
Many of you have taken part in the ham and sausage challenge and I want to use this week to celebrate your amazing creations!
To take part and download your FREE sewing pattern, visit:
Don't forget to use t...
To add to my Pattern Drafting for Beginners series, I will focus on dart manipulation and how you can use the slash & spread or pivot method to transfer darts to the bust, neck, armhole or anywhere you want!
This is a two part tutorial with the first par...
I'm glad to be back guys! And with my return, I bring amazing news and new designs!
Last month, I took part in the Day and Night Dress Challenge where I created two dresses; one for the day and one for the night. I really want you guys to have a look at ...
The first pattern making tutorial of the year is here and I'm kicking things off with a jumpsuit tutorial. In this second part, I show you how to construct a one piece jumpsuit and lengthen the trouser section.
For my birthday I had a giveaway where you ...
The first pattern making tutorial of the year is here and I'm kicking things off with a jumpsuit tutorial. In this first part, I show you how to draft the trouser section by using your bodice block.
For my birthday I had a giveaway where you could choose...
Happy New Year! To bring in 2017, I will be bringing out a tutorial on drafting the sewing pattern for a jumpsuit!
This video features my baby sister Tunmishe who performs an amazing dance routine at the end of it so make sure to remain until the end for...
It is finally time to reveal our little red dresses and here is mine!! I designed, drafted and made this lovely red cape dress to wear to my work's Christmas party and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!
Let me know what you think of the dress or may...
I attempted to record my day, not entirely sure how interesting it is! Haha! But I don't think I'll be vlogging my day again... I'm not very good at it :P
I wanted to try something new so tell me what you think!
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It's my birthday so come celebrate with me!!!
I am giving away a RULER (the best ruler in the world!! A replica of mine) and for those of you living outside the UK, you have the chance to basically CHOOSE what my next tutorial will be on! Yes! The POWER ...
Carrying on with my Pattern Drafting for Beginners Series, I show you how to draft your sleeves and adjust them so that they can fit into your bodice.
You will need to have drafted your bodice block, and you can find the tutorial here:
Now that you've drawn up your bodice block, it is time to put it together. Continuing on with the Beginners series, this tutorial covers all the steps required to achieve a finished, wearable bodice.
You'll learn how to draw seam allowances around your p...
As part of my pattern drafting for beginners series, I have created a tutorial on how you can draft your own bodice block/bodice sloper. I've tried to keep this tutorial simple, using as little body measurements as possible to create this sloper. The bodi...
Are you new to pattern making and want to know what you'll need to get started? In this video, I've collated all the basic starting tools that will be useful for a beginner. I've also added some tips, gained from my experience of pattern drafting, which I...
So I've finally done my own seamstress tag! Thanks Hollie for starting this little tag. Get involved if you can, it'll be fun!
I also briefly touch upon the the sausage and egg challenge that I am starting, I will be giving more information about it soon...
With about a million different responsibilities to focus on each day, how do we find time for ourselves, to do the things we genuinely enjoy?
Working a 9-5 job should not be an excuse to why you cannot find time for your hobby. If you spend all day focus...
I love wearing shirts, even on casual days out, so I bring you this tutorial on drafting one!
I've already released a video on drafting a collar with a stand, which I will link below, so if you want a collared shirt, get clicking!
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A collar not only adds the smart, but also the sexy to any outfit. Learn how to draft a collar with a stand and make your outfit pop! Whether you're making a shirt for work or something for a nice out, a collar will never do you wrong.
*** Cutting instru...
A one shoulder outfit is a timeless piece that everyone should have in their wardrobe so here's a tutorial on making one!!
This tutorial is for those looking to create a nice fitting garment. It utilises a bodice block, which should have already been con...
This tutorial shows how to use your bodice block to create a simple sweetheart neckline.
It's very hard to find strapless outfits that fit perfectly and offer good coverage, especially if your chest isn't proportionate to the rest of your body!
A trumpet skirt is just one of those skirts that look cute anywhere and everywhere. Rock them to work or a night out, it doesn't matter, they'd look amazing!
I have been sewing for quite some time now and I've learnt some bits and bobs here and there and...