Sloping Shoulder Adjustment: the Hughes Dress

Prefer a video? Modista Patreons have access to in-depth video tutorials, Q&A's with indie sewing and monthly discounts over at the Modista Patreon page! This week I made a start on my #MakeNine2021 - they do say how you start the year sets the tone for it so if I start off sticking to a…

Interview with Jessica Novianti from Karta Batik

One of the brands featured in this month's Modista newsletter is Karta Batik, run by the lovely Jess who started the business in 2020 and stocks the most incredible fabrics from her home country of Indonesia. Jess lives in Leiden in the Netherlands and we were able to meet up in Amsterdam for a socially…

Welcome to the world of Canadian sewing!

So what do you know about Canadian sewing, eh? Not much? That's ok because it's that time of the month where we take a virtual trip around the world to take a quick introduction to the sewing community in a new country. As autumn is fast approaching (just kidding, it's already here) I thought we…

This month’s Modista indie brands

Each month the Modista newsletter brings you updates from around the sewing world, useful links and videos and exclusive discounts and offers from some fabulous indie brands. This month we have THREE brands to choose from so here I'm listing some of my favourite picks.... Dragonfly Fabrics Dragonfly are one of my favourite UK online…

Bienvenido to the world of Spanish sewing!

Welcome to this month's stop on the global sewing tour - Spain! One of my favourite countries, Spain in my opinion has it all. Gorgeous landscapes, delicious food, amazing culture and of course the FASHION. @maria_bernad Dressmaking in Spain, in my opinion, is perhaps not as mainstream as it is in the UK or France…