Tips for cutting fabric from the Ainslee Fox Sewing Den

Tips for cutting fabric

Yesterday’s task in the ainsleefrocks_easter sewalong was cutting out your fabric.  We had a group post in the Ainslee Fox Sewing Den and lots of people shared their best cutting tips.   General Tips Do your cutting on days when you’re feeling really switched on & store the cut out pieces in zip lock bags.…

Ainslee Frocks easter Event

Easter Frock Event

  Do you always find yourself running late when it comes to sewing for a special event?  Sewing a bookweek costurme the day before, or completely missing the handmade Easter dress train?  That’s usually me but this year I’m going to be more organised!  My friend Lina came to me with a fabulous idea and I’m…

How to sew lazy girl bunting

Lazy Girl Bunting

Sometimes unexpected problems give rise to wonderful solutions.  That’s what happened with this bunting! I was making bunting to go around the top of the Hoop Tent I contributed to One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine Issue 9 and because it had to co-ordinate with the rest of the magazine, I had a specific colour scheme…

Shirring how to and troubleshooting

Shirring 101

You’re doing the kindy the pick-up when it happens … “Oh – we just love seeing what little Katie wears each day…  She says you make her clothes! How clever…  Actually our dress up box has been looking really tired…  Will you make us some fairy dresses?  About ten should do the trick!” Now if…

spin that pattern - alyss dress

Make a Sleeveless Alyss Dress

Have you ever had an idea for a dress that completely takes over your mind?  You find yourself getting in trouble with your kids because you’ve just been busted “hmmmming” along to a conversation.  You lie awake thinking about your pattern stash and how to bring your idea to life!   Some of the best pattern…