Tag Archive: toile

My graduation dress!

I have been sewing my own vintage design dress to wear for graduation and I’m pleased to tell you that, after all the tissues and issues, it was finished on time for graduation… Continue reading

Picking the fabric for my graduation dress

Now that I’m sure that the pattern for my graduation dress is right, I can crack on with making the real thing. The practice toile for my dress was a bit time consuming,… Continue reading

Tissues and Issues with the Toile

Toiles are a great way of practising making a dress, but they’re even better for checking the fit of a garment. So I’ve just tried on my toile, and guess what? It doesn’t… Continue reading

Making the toile for my vintage style graduation dress.

My desire for a killer dress for graduation, as well as my own insatiable need to look just like Joan from Mad Men, has brought me to the decision me to sew my… Continue reading

Misadventures in dressmaking – thank God I was only making a toile

Last time I wrote about my latest project, the vintage Vogue dress, I was copying out the pattern. The next thing you need to do after this stage is to simply cut out… Continue reading