easy sewing; shift dress with pocket sewing tutorial

I posted a step by step illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern last week. Click here for the tutorial.


I made another shift green dress for myself with eyelet detailing and a ruffle bottom. It’s my new work/church dress. I love the texture of the fabric, so relaxing and hairy.

Today, we are going to learn how to sew a shift A-line dress. (more…)

shift dress; illustration on how to draft a shift dress pattern


As promised, I will be starting my sewing tutorials with an illustration before the main sewing. Nothing technical or complex, I will make it easy and straight forward as I can.
The whole shift dress idea was from a beautiful sewing and fabric blog visitor, she knows how to sew, but find it difficult drafting a pattern that will fit her body.


body measurement



Yay! My first post; I have a few contents to post, but I want to start with this as my first post, Reason…, I didn’t know the proper way to take my measurement when I started making my clothes. So, I did a lot of adjustment on my clothes for them to fit me properly. My diagrams are a little bit unprofessional, but you know what? I’m learning, so learn with me.


The PDF measurement sheet is just a guide on how to take your measurement. Use the measurement sheet if you want to draft a bodice sewing pattern or if you want to cut out your size directly on your fabric


Download and print out the measurement sheet, fill in your measurement. Follow the picture diagram for directions.