Marking In Dressmaking

Paper pattern pieces have several construction marks which are usually indicated by dots for darts, gathering, etc. These marks need to be transferred accurately onto the fabric and in a way that marks both layers of fabric simultaneously. This may be done by making tailor’s tack stitches or by using a tracing wheel and dressmaker’s … Read more

Sewing for Beginners

Basic Sewing Equipment The type of equipment you need obviously depends on the type and amount of sewing you intend to do. For most basic tasks, including mending, you should have: Packet of ‘sharps’ hand sewing needles in mixed sizes, to suit different yarns Small, sharp scissors, used only for sewing Thimble Tape measure Dressmaker’s … Read more