The most commonly asked question is where to find good fabrics... The obvious choice is to visit a fabric store which offers a good variety with quality fabrics... With that in mind, I have decided to compile a list of fabric stores for makers/designers, anyone wanting to create something from cloth. Happy fabric shopping... Continue Reading →
A step by step for anyone wanting to sew or repair a lapped zip. These steps can be used for skirts, dresses, and pants generally on the side seam or center back, finishing off with a waistband. If your drafting your own pattern allow yourself a 1.5cm seam for this finish. Whilst an invisible zip... Continue Reading →
by Tasha Simeon, melbournedressmaker.com, on September 14, 2017. We all have our favorite items of clothing. Sometimes, that evening or formal dress, business/ work suit, casual frock or garment needs replacing. We can help recreate the coveted item. Our replication service is second to none. Simply contact us for discussions and send in your items,... Continue Reading →
Cloth worn around ones neck can be dated back to the 17th century Croatian mercenaries who wore scarves with a unique knot; what we know as the cravat. Whilst men predominately wore neckties, it was not unusual for a women to wear them. Many variations have developed since then including the ascot or "hanker-tie", bow... Continue Reading →
Created through the pen & ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson, The "Gibson Girl" was portrayed as the feminine ideal from the 1890's until World War I. With a beautiful symmetrical face, she was tall and slim-waisted yet voluptuous. The Gibson Girl was depicted by her talents and interests, and she set the standard for feminine... Continue Reading →
A deep décolletage will certainly catch the eye, yet some necklines will suit you more than others. about jewellery discusses the different necklines and how to wear them. If you're already planning your summer vacation, chat to us about how we can help refresh your wardrobe.
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Whether you've purchased a tailored or a store bought item, the difference between a good and a bad garment is the quality of the fabric, the cut and style, and the quality in the finished construction. Sometimes it's worthwhile investing that little bit extra in your wardrobe, for a well fitted, well made item to... Continue Reading →