I love getting stuck in to dressmaking projects.
Some of the projects below have been for customers, but most are just for my own enjoyment. There’s few things more satisfying than wearing and being complimented on something you’ve made yourself!
Some of these pictures are of simple alterations or repairs such as trousers hem shortening – I am always happy to take on this kind of work.
I particularly love Tilly & The Buttons patterns at the moment. Excellent colour photographs included in the instructions, rather than dismal black and white line drawings as is the case with other brands!
Shortening bootcut jeans
To widen the waist on this skirt I removed the waistband, eased out the gathering slightly and added a new waistband in a contrast fabric
Suit trousers shortened and hand stitched
I added some pocket detail to these plain jeans
I altered a 1970 dress by removing the sleeves, some length and adding a peter pan collar
I bought this jacket in a charity shop and added embroidery, new buttons, a lace trim and back bow!