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green dress with long sleeves and shirring at cuffs and waistline. There are pleats around the neckline
Dressmaking

The Dayo Dress

My version and review of the Dayo Dress with some tips on using shirring elastic for waistlines and cuffs.

covered button tool, metal and plastic self cover buttons and a needle and thread
Dressmaking

How to Cover Buttons with Fabric

What are covered buttons and how do you cover them? This blog post shows 3 methods to cover buttons with fabric including the use of a self cover button tool.

table with 4 chairs with black seat pads
DIY Home

How to Re-Cover a Chair Seat

How to easily cover a chair seat with upholstery fabric and a staple gun. Featuring Ikea Roger Chairs with geometric grey and yellow fabric.

Julia in blue boiler suit
Dressmaking

The Lennox Boilersuit

My version and review of the Homer + Howells Lennox Boilersuit complete with a fly front.

retro print red grey white and black fabric in a gemetric print with scissors, patterns and pins
Dressmaking

Stella Shirt Dress

Making Named Clothing Stella Shirt Dress using retro print crepe fabric.

McCalls dress pattern
Dressmaking

Animal Print Dress

Making McCall’s M6713 using super soft animal print jersey fabric