Simple Tutorial – DIY Sybill Trelawney Funny Costume Skirt

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’m going to describe how to make a Sybill Trelawney outfit (skirt) that I’m going to wear myself ;). (Sybill is a fortune-teller and professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft andContinue reading “Simple Tutorial – DIY Sybill Trelawney Funny Costume Skirt”

What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 2

In my previous blog post I described sewing box pleats: hem the fabric, draw vertical lines, pin or baste the fold and press the fabric. However, you can make box pleats without pressing the fabric and create a soft look of the final folds. These unpressed box pleats have the same properties as the pressedContinue reading “What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 2”

Easy Tutorial – DIY Luna Lovegood Costume Skirt

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween I and my family 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 make a space pattern skirt Luna is wearing. It is going to be a simpleContinue reading “Easy Tutorial – DIY Luna Lovegood Costume Skirt”

Easy DIY Tutorial – Sybill Trelawney Headband

For this year’s Halloween (2022) me and my family decided to dress as characters from Harry Potter movies. In this blog post, I’m going to describe how to make a Sybill Trelawney headband I will be wearing . (Sybill is a fortune-teller and professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry). The dimensions inContinue reading “Easy DIY Tutorial – Sybill Trelawney Headband”

What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 1

What are box pleats? A box pleat is a piece of fabric folded in such a way that a box-like shape is created. Box pleats are a series of multiple fabric pleats (see the images below). They add fullness to a garment or part of a garment. You can use them to make a wholeContinue reading “What Are Box Pleats And How To Sew Them – Part 1”

DIY Project – Luna Lovegood Butterbeer Cork Necklace

For this year’s (i.e. 2022) Halloween I and my family 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 would like to show you how to make a butterbeer cork necklace that is supposed to keep away Nargles (smallContinue reading “DIY Project – Luna Lovegood Butterbeer Cork Necklace”

How To Sew An Easy Bubble Skirt

In my previous blog post, I have closely described how to draft a bubble skirt (also known as a balloon skirt) pattern with an elastic rib jersey waist. In this post, I will explain how to sew such a skirt. If you do not have a bubble skirt pattern yet, use the simple pattern calculatorContinue reading “How To Sew An Easy Bubble Skirt”

How To Draw A Circle Without A Compass

When drafting patterns, sometimes you have to draw a large circle. This applies mainly to large, circular pattern pieces like circle skirts or flounces. In this blog pos I’m going to describe, how to draw circles without a pair of compasses as to buy one with long arms is almost impossible. I’ll demonstrate this methodContinue reading “How To Draw A Circle Without A Compass”