Please browse these fabrics to choose your favourite, then go to the shop page and type it in the box provided.
All fabrics are hand picked by me and 100% cotton (NB not chemically treated with fire retardant). If you're interested in other fabrics you've spotted on the gallery page, please message me and I'll check if I can source it. Please also get in contact if you'd like Liberty fabric as the price will be dearer.
Using blocks I have created and tweaked for all my designs and sizes. This is a time consuming and backbreaking stage (probably my least favourite) as it's vital cutting is precise for all the stages to work!
I trim the seam allowance to ensure a lovely smooth curve.
This is double sided for a tidy finish.
Making sure it is positioned absolutely centrally with an equal gap at either end, as this is a focal point on the finished garment.
Turn Collar out and top stitch
To reinforce the collar.
Front piece, including lace, and back piece.
Attach Back Panel
Roll the back piece inside the back yoke
Pull Back Panel Through
This leaves the seam on the inside, for a neat, seamless, itch free back seam.
Attach Front Panel to Front Yoke
Press and top stitch seam above lace for strength.
Gather top (mid arch) of sleeve. Zig Zag stitch elastic to wrist section.
Attach Sleeve to Bodice
Overlock edges AND reinforce with running stitch as a stress point.
Gather and adjust to correct width.
Stitch to front and back panels.
Overlock and running stitch both sides from wrists, along sleeves and down to ruffle hemline, remembering to insert size and washing labels.
Double fold and sew sleeve and hem seam
Finishing Touch - Buttons
Machine sew two buttonholes and hand stitch buttons, judging position by eye.
Sewing complete! As I Iron, I check over all the seams and snip any loose threads. Press collar into place.
Off They Go...
Fold and wrap in tissue paper and string. Pack into eco-friendly parcels ready to be posted!
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Contact Thimble London Emily O'Connell email@example.com Facebook / Instagram: @thimblelondon My sewing room is at my home in New Malden, Surrey