Exhibition – Unpicking Couture

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Manchester Art Gallery to view the exhibition ‘Unpicking Couture’. This exhibition shows some pieces of haute couture from famous designers and also gives the visitor a peek into how this exhibition was designed/planned. I took some photos of an interesting sleeve part of an ‘inside out’ overcoat:… Continue reading Exhibition – Unpicking Couture

Decoration tutorial (01): Upgrading a garment

I was writing a comment on Reddit with tips on how to make a (fancy) garment stretch further by altering it to essentially become a new garment. I think those tips can be helpful to anyone on a budget and/or who wants to get as much wear out of something as possible but who doesn’t… Continue reading Decoration tutorial (01): Upgrading a garment

Sewing tutorial (02): Adding sleeves to a 1/2 sleeve cardigan

In this second tutorial I will show you how you can easily add sleeves to a cardigan that has 1/2 length sleeves. You will need:* fabric scissors* pins or clips to hold fabric together* sewing machine thread* a sewing machine (a lightweight domestic sewing machine will do) I bought a chunky knit cardigan at a… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (02):¬†Adding sleeves to a 1/2 sleeve cardigan

Sewing tutorial (01): Adidas jumper to grocery bag

The first tutorial will be a simple project: turning an old jumper into a grocery bag! Note that my phone camera isn’t great, so until I have upgraded, you will have to make do with these potato-quality photos. Sorry! For this project you will need:* a jumper with set in sleeves* sewing machine thread* a… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (01): Adidas jumper to grocery bag