Girl in Stitches

Being the occasional and rambling account of one young lady's adventures with fabric and a soldering iron

Category Archives: clothes


Over a year, and they’ve changed the post-writing bit in WordPress. That serves me right for procrastinating. I don’t feel like I’ve done much sewing over the past year, but … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment


Waheeeey. This has taken so long, mainly because I have procrastinated and accidentally put holes in the fabric. But it’s done. I can now claim to know the process behind … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

More eDrafting

More drafting! This is fun. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. I’ve got a bodice sloper now -and diagrams for measurements- I’m on a roll. 🙂

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Computerised drafting

I got an email from Burdastyle yesterday advertising an online course in pattern drafting using Adobe Illustrator, for something like $130. That’s more than I can afford and I don’t … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Bodice – part 3

I can think, off the top of my head, of at least a dozen urgent things I needed to do at the weekend. That dress for my childhood bestie’s mother, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Bodice – part 2

I did some cyanotype photograms the other day and it went superbly. And then I tried it on a square of hand-woven Vietnamese silk and I botched it. It looks … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper bodice

      Hello mummy. I had this idea for a dress and grabbed the first useable thing to start the bodice, which happened to be mulberry paper (that I … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment