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The Cressida is the Jumpsuit for everyone
Circular patch Pocket
This is wonderful alternative to the usual shape of a patch pocket.
Welt pockets look wonderful as a detail on a jacket and are very straightforward to sew.
A professional looking pocket to add lovely details onto your garments.
This pocket can be inserted into most seams, both horizontal and vertical
A tutorial to help you create cut-away pockets in your new garment.
Sewing with Sequins
Sewing with Velvet
A wonderful guide to sewing with Velvet fabrics
Rosalind Pyjama Bottoms
Possibly the most comfortable pyjamas... in the world!
All the technical info
Digital Sewing Planner
Our lovely digital planner to help you plan all your new projects!
Choosing the right fabric for your project can make all the difference.
Making a pattern for Your Cargo Pocket
It's easy to create your own pattern to get your pocket just the right size.
Prepping the pocket
Getting started with your pocket
Getting started on your pocket
Types of sequin fabrics
Different types of velvet
Fabric choices for Rosalind
Make the right fabric choice for your Rosalind Pyjama Bottoms
All the other things you'll need for this project
Making up the cargo pocket
Creating the three dimensional Cargo Pocket
Attaching the Welt
Sewing pocket bags together
Creating a nice curve
Sewing with sequins – Do’s
Understanding the pattern layout and accurately cutting out the fabric. Transferring all the patter information you need onto the fabric.
Checking body measurements to get the fabric quantity right for you.
Attaching the cargo pocket
Keep your pocket square as you sew it to the main fabric
Cutting the opening
Adding Pocket bag
Finishing the pocket
Sewing with sequins – Don’ts
Laying and cutting out the pattern
Sewing the crotch
Sewing the fronts and backs together.
Adding a pocket flap can really add to the finish of your cargo pocket
Finishing the Welt
Marking out Stabilising
Adding the Pockets
Sewing the pocket bags onto the trouser fronts.
Cutting Out and Marking Up
The best way to cut out and transfer pattern markings to your fabric.
Sewing the Pocket Bags together
Matching up the side seams.
A little Bit of Prep
Attaching interfacing and stay stitching
Sewing the Front and Backs together
Sewing the fronts and backs pieces together.
Pinning, sewing and pressing the darts
Finishing seams and hems
Making the Waistband
Constructing the waistband
Making up the Top
Sewing up the top and creating the cuffs
Attaching the Waistband
Attaching the waistband to the trousers.
Making up and attaching the collar
Inserting the Drawcord
Optional - adding the drawcord into the waistband.
Starting the trousers and sewing the front and back pockets
Hem the trouser legs
Finishing the trouser legs.
Joining the Trouser Fronts to the Backs
Sewing the fronts to the backs - it's looking more like a pair of trousers now!
Joining the Trousers to the Top
It's all coming together now!
Sewing and Attaching the Facings
Neatening the opening and the collar edge.
Finishing the Front Opening
Topstitching around the front opening and strengthening the crotch seam
Buttons and Buttonholes
Marking and sewing buttonholes and sewing on the buttons
Finishing the hems and anchoring the facings
Sewing the Tie Belt
Making the tie belt to finish things off
Bonus Feature – Belt Loops
You can also add belt loops!
The Finished Cressida Jumpsuit
The finished Jumpsuit - easier than you think to make and so very comfy to wear.