Coat Sewing for Beginners: Tips and tricks to get a great finish

Last year I embarked on a sewing saga making my namesake coat, the Rumana coat (By Hand London). It was one of those slow and steady projects, with toiles and tribulations- but the end product was something I was really really proud of. Apart from the actual pattern itself, there’s a few things that I learnt along the way which stepped my sewing up a notch, giving it a really clean and crisp finish. So, I thought I’d share the top 5 tips and tricks I learned to get a great finish. I should add though- these are speed tailoring techniques I picked up from my research, combining a bit of traditional tailoring with some short cuts.

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Sew Fancy Pants 2020- Fancy details

I’m sorry this is coming to you much later than expected! I try to keep my Friday mornings set aside for recording videos/posting updates on my Sew Fancy Pants 2020 progress but as you might have seen on my Stories, I couldn’t get around to it this week! But I figured late is better than…

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Refashioning: Maxi skirt to cardigan

This might sound like a familiar story to you: I’ve had this skirt since 2013, bought whilst away on holiday in Istanbul. I wore it loads, on and off over the years but for the last little while it’s been firmly sat in my wardrobe without being worn. Something about the proportions/shirred waistband just didn’t…

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Pattern Review: Ness Skirt

This outfit gives me so much joy. Why? It’s just a throw on jumper and skirt right? Pretty, but kinda unremarkable? …Apart from the fact that I made it out of fabric remnants in my stash! YAS. Stash busting win! One of the problems with needing to dress modestly is that I rarely have use for…

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