3 March, 2015
judypeg commented on the forum topic lengthening a skirt with multiple, curved panels
Hi. You could try sticking the front pattern pieces together, then add the required length and redraw the right angle seams. Might work.
15 July, 2014
judypeg commented on the forum topic Pattern for Valentino yellow suit
I think you will have to improvise. Burda 7072 is a pattern for a coat, but has a similar collar. There is also Burda 6901, which might be worth a try. Make a muslin first, before you try it with e…
26 April, 2014
judypeg commented on the project classic trenchcoat but like my burberry ;-)
I am in awe! This is a really beautiful piece. Classic and classy. And it looks great on you.
25 March, 2014
judypeg commented on the technique Tutorial: Finish underlining and seams in one (a.k.a. "flatlining")
OMG! This is brilliant!!! Thanks so much for posting this! Also – what a clever idea for trimming seam allowances – to use the serger without needles. I am truly inspired!
21 March, 2014
judypeg commented on the article Just Jersey: 4 New Tunic Patterns
Jersey is a wonderful fabric; but why would you want to make such baggy and unflattering clothes with it? Be bold!!! The fabrics are great! they need to be used in figure hugging items that really …
17 March, 2014
judypeg commented on the forum topic Tips on Teaching Sewing Lessons?
I have just given my daughter-in-law a short lesson in quite difficult circumstances. We had no fabric and only an hour. We found a fabric shopping bag, which I picked apart. First we flipped throu…
14 February, 2014
judypeg commented on the forum topic Trouser/pant material
There are three tutorials on this website for pants fitting; don’t try to make trousers without reading them, they will make all the difference between loving and hating your project! They are call…
18 November, 2013
Hi redscootergirl! I recently came across this free resource, which I think will help you with this problem http://www.allbrands.com/images2/common/pdfs/FIT%20MADE%20EASY.pdf – it has certainly giv…
16 September, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic Burda #104
Anders, are you sure you have the right pattern? You mention sequins and zippered trims in your post, but the picture I have of Burda 104 is a princess coat which does have voluminous sleeves; but …
10 August, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic interfacing as a way to reinforce a completed dress?
Regarding the person who sewed the dress for you; difficult though it might be, I do think you should tell them about the mistake; just to help their learning (we are all learning all the time!), a…
28 May, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic How to create a pattern for this dress
Hi there sewingfan1.
This is just my opinion, but as you say you are new to sewing, creating a pattern for this dress would be quite challenging. The skirt is relatively straightforward, as it is …
27 April, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic Floral Fabric Search!
Hi Neama! Try http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/cotton-with-stretch/
They have some lovely stretch cottons. One in particular called red rose that might be what you are looking for.
23 January, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic Sewing with Jersey
I had this problem recently on a garment I was altering, using the “right” needle & thread but still getting skipped stitches. Try other needles, a universal needle worked for me, surprisingly.
9 January, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic Triple Tiered Tail Skirt pattern
Kwik Sew do a high waisted skirt – KS 3580 – that you could use for the waist to hip piece. Then you could improvise for the flounces. I think once you have your basic skirt piece done it will be m…
1 January, 2013
judypeg commented on the forum topic HELP : Gathered Sheath Dress 11/2012 #138
I can understand why you would want to use cotton for this dress. See if you can find some stretch cotton to give you more ease of movement. I made a fitted dress not too different from this one an…
6 December, 2012
judypeg commented on the project Silver grey chiffon blouse
Wow! You have made a lovely job of this blouse. Well done!
2 December, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Wardrobe essentials - Patterns and Inspiration
Make them all classics and they will last for ages with the addition of a couple of “in style” items each season. If you live somewhere were the weather is drastically different depending on the se…
23 November, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Performance sports wear
In the UK there is
11 November, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Do I Need an Overlocker?
Wow! Thanks Guys! I think that really answers my question because I never feel my outfits are quite good enough to call professional, no matter how well I sew them. I know what’s going on my Christ…
17 October, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Sewing fur
I would line it with a heavy satin lining fabric. It will make it more windproof.
22 September, 2012
judypeg commented on the technique Piping On Knits
Well you could knock me down with a feather! That’s such a clever idea and I’m really impressed!
5 September, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic A Challenge for you
I like a challenge so I looked at some patterns that are available in the UK. Not sure if they can be had elsewhere. One that looked most suitable was McCalls pattern M6251. There are a few differe…
1 September, 2012
judypeg commented on the project The GGQB Blazer
Its beautiful. Well done for all your hard work!
29 August, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic How to make a closure in chiffon fabric
I think the seam allowances need to be very narrow and just finish them with the nearest thing you can get to overlocking – unless you have an overlocking machine, which I don’t. I found a couple o…
11 May, 2012
judypeg commented on the project Nude Office Dress-Rubik's Dresses Collection
Wow! This is beautiful! The neckline is great and the fit is awesome. I love the back zip.
8 May, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Help with Burda pattern 7880 needed
I looked on the Habitthat website and it looks like the pattern you are trying to make is a 1880’s style dress with what I think is known as a “bustle”, a gathering of fabric at the …
17 April, 2012
judypeg commented on the forum topic Pattern for a bra
Thanks so much kate! I have ordered the pattern – what a great website for all things lingerie!
3 March, 2012
judypeg commented on the technique No zig-zag Applique-motifs
What a clever idea. I wasn’t sure where this was going at first, but its a great way to maintain the shape.
10 December, 2011
judypeg commented on the technique Perfect Points Tip
I’m blown away! I just can’t believe it’s so simple. But it makes sense doesn’t it? Thanks.
4 August, 2011
judypeg commented on the forum topic Puckered Polyester Problem!
The thread, needle, fabric combination is probably the problem. Also, do you hold the ends of the threads when you start to stitch? I always hold tight to the thread until the first half dozen stit…