We are by no means experts when it comes to pattern cutting or tailoring, but we are part of a long family tradition of women who when faced with a social invitation and not a thing to wear, cut out a garment in the morning and are wearing it out for dinner in the evening. Over the years we’ve done a lot of dressmaking so here on this page you’ll find lots of free advice and ideas and a look at some of the things we’ve been making, together with some garment related workshops. We hope you find it helpful.

How to Sew a Shirt Collar

Have you ever fancied sewing a shirt but been put off by having to do the collar? Laura shows you step-by-step how to do it and it’s really not that bad!

Tips for Sewing a CC Charlie Caftan

The Charlie Caftan by Closet Core is a great pattern. Here’s my latest version and a step by step look at my method for tackling the trickier part of the make.

Sewing Patch Pockets

Laura’s latest dressmaking project has patch pockets. See how she sews them for great results every time.

Garment Dyeing

Video Workshop – Learn how to dye a garment, either a ready-made item or something you’ve sewn yourself. Laura will show you how to dye your clothes with minimal equipment and exciting results. 

To access this post, you must purchase Garment Dyeing.

Dress/Skirt Refashion

Refashion a dress into a simple skirt. This is a super quick project which gives a whole new lease of life to an unworn garment. You’ll just need some elastic and a few minutes of time.

Art T-shirt

Grab a plain t-shirt and some pens and customise it with your own drawn design!

Sew a Simple Skirt

Learn to use a sewing machine by making a simple skirt that you can wear all summer.