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Today I was thinking about ways in which I could simplify the making of the bodice. Now, I have a bodice that I’ve made following the instructions in Helen Joseph Armstrong’s book, Patternmaking for Fashion…

What is t-shirt reconstruction? T-shirt reconstruction, or t-shirt surgery defines a way to alter or hack a basic t-shirt that completely transforms in into a new garment, sometimes an altered top, other times a cap,…

Hello readers, Last week my blog was hacked and long story short I lost the content I wrote in the last 2 years. If you have a blog and haven’t made a backup in ages…

Today I am launching a new column dedicated to clothing refashions and hacks: Liberty Refashions. The column is sponsored by SewBox and features a series of three tutorials that show you how to turn a garment…

Reuse, remake, mend. Spend, buy, consume. How many clothes do you buy in a month? What about a year? And how many of those do you end wearing more than once? Today’s mantras are “buy…

I was in a shop the other day, looking for a pair of dressy trousers (one of the things I still buy rather than make, but I want to challenge this soon). The ones that…

So. Autumn is here and what a better time to go through your closet, see what you like and what you’re not wearing anymore and more importantly – what you could give a new life…

Remember the grey blouse sketch I made the other day? Well, this is the blouse finished. It was very easy to sew and draft the pattern, I just took the basic measurements: neck – waist,…