From cling film to pattern: making a bodice block directly from the body

Following our recent adventures with plastic food wrap I wanted to test the outcome. My fitting buddy Pia suggested I draw round the pattern, including the darts, and then make a fabric toile. She also advised a CF zip so … Continued

SWAP 2016 0.23 Biki of Milan skirt in Iris chiffon silk

Introduction This is a post about a 1960 designer skirt; it updates my 2016 Sewing with a Plan. But, for those into tips and techniques it tells you how to make a garment with a) insufficient fabric b) the wrong … Continued