Review: Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 1]

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 1] by Antonio Donnano, How to make Skirts, Trousers and Shirts for Women and Men, promopress 2014 About the author “Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family’s tailor shop and later, after majoring in history and philosophy, focused on the teaching of costume history and patternmaking techniques. In 1982, heContinue reading “Review: Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [vol. 1]”

What Are Knife Pleats And How To Sew Them

What are knife pleats? A knife pleat is a piece of fabric folded sideways along the fabric length. Knife pleats are a series of multiple such pleats folded into one direction: to the right or left (see the images below). They add fullness to a garment or part of a garment. You can use themContinue reading “What Are Knife Pleats And How To Sew Them”

DIY Tutorial: Luna Lovegood Beetle Ring

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween my family and I have decided to dress as various characters from the Harry Potter Movies. One of them will be Luna Lovegood and in this short blog post, I’m going to show you, how to create Luna’s interesting beetle ring. To make Luna’s glasses you will need theContinue reading “DIY Tutorial: Luna Lovegood Beetle Ring”

6 Reasons You Should Try Tissue Fitting

I first found out about tissue fitting when I bought the book The Palmer Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting and I found it weird. People are covered in paper that usually tears really easily. It all looked really strange. But as I learned more about patterns and sewing I realised tissue paper fitting is anContinue reading “6 Reasons You Should Try Tissue Fitting”

DIY Professor Trelawney Costume – Tunic

For this year’s (2022) Halloween my family and I decided to dress as characters from the Harry Potter movies. In this blog post, I’ll describe how to make a Sybill Trelawney outfit (a green tunic, that I’m going to wear myself ;). (Sybill is a fortune-teller and professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft andContinue reading “DIY Professor Trelawney Costume – Tunic”

DIY Luna Lovegood Glasses – Spectrespecs

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween my family and I have decided to dress as various characters from the Harry Potter Movies. One of them will be Luna Lovegood and in this short blog post, I’m going to show you, how to create Luna’s funny glasses called spectrespecs from the Quibbler magazine. To make Luna’sContinue reading “DIY Luna Lovegood Glasses – Spectrespecs”

DIY Professor Trelawney Costume – Sweater

For the Halloween 2022 my family and I decided to dress as characters from the Harry Potter movies. In this blog post, I’m going to describe how to make a Sybill Trelawney outfit (a brown sweater) I will be wearing for this occassion ;). (Sybill is a fortune-teller and professor at the Hogwarts School ofContinue reading “DIY Professor Trelawney Costume – Sweater”

Simple Tutorial – DIY Luna Lovegood Earrings

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween my family and I have decided to dress as various characters from the Harry Potter Movies. One of them will be Luna Lovegood and in this blog post, I’m going to describe, how to create Luna’s fancy beaded radish earrings no one overlook. In this tutorial you will learn:Continue reading “Simple Tutorial – DIY Luna Lovegood Earrings”

DIY Professor Trelawney Socks/Leg Warmers

For this year’s Halloween (2022) my family and I decided to dress as characters from Harry Potter movies. In this blog post, I’m going to describe how to make the Sybill Trelawney socks/leg warmers that will be part of professor Trelawney’s costume. (Sybill is a fortune-teller and professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft andContinue reading “DIY Professor Trelawney Socks/Leg Warmers”