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Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.

Full bust adjustments: A step-by-step guide.
In this guest blog post, Emerald (aka @highbellamy19) shares the step-by-step process that she used to create a full bust adjustment alteration.

Sewing with African wax print fabric? Here are 5 top tips to get you started.

Sewing with African wax print fabric? Here are 5 top tips to get you started.
  Remove any manufacturer’s labels. African wax print fabrics are made from 100% cotton and are printed using a wax-resist method of printing ont...

see us at... Thread

see us at... Thread
Have you been stitching and sewing your way through the pandemic? Are your supplies running low? Would you like some fresh inspiration for your next project? Join us, in person, at the eighth annual thread festival to top up your fabric stash and haberdashery from our curated marketplace and buy unique, handcrafted work from specialist artists and makers. Stallholders will be spaced out across the Maltings buildings. and a one-way system will be in operation.

Dovetailed will be on HOCHANDA TV 📺 again on Saturday 9th May 2020 at 5 pm!!

Dovetailed will be on HOCHANDA TV 📺 again on Saturday 9th May 2020 at 5 pm!!
Adaku Parker returns to Hochanda TV, with her beautiful African wax print fabrics and sewing patterns  this Saturday 9th May 2020 at 5 pm! 

Dovetailed London featured in the Voice Newspaper | 21st January 2020

Dovetailed London featured in the Voice Newspaper | 21st January 2020
Growing up, the Voice Newspaper, was something that was always in our house. So you can imagine that being featured in the news section of the pape...

Introducing the Meghan Tunic in sizes 8 - 26 : Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.

Introducing the Meghan Tunic in sizes 8 - 26 : Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.
Introducing Meghan: Dovetailed London's newest sewing pattern.  This boat neck line tunic is an absolute wardrobe staple that is both stylish yet v...

Dovetailed's African Wax Print Fabric Pop-Up Shop Saturday 25th January 2020

Dovetailed's African Wax Print Fabric Pop-Up Shop Saturday 25th January 2020
Join us at our first ever pop-up in our new and exciting premises at Unit 116, 397 - 411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AE. Come along to shop for beautiful African wax print fabrics, sewing patterns and sewing supplies that you will need to complete your garments such as threads, bias binding, zips and elastic.  You can also bring your own sewing patterns to get advice on fabric selection and amount.  

Dovetailed London has a new studio!!

Dovetailed London has a new studio!!
This move means that the company can meet the increasing demand for the beautiful African wax print fabrics that we sell. The increased space will also allow us to run more sewing workshops.

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.

'Press' as you sew: 'Pressing' tips for a professional finish.
Pressing blends and sets your stitches, eliminates or reduces bulk in some areas and helps create a garment that lies flat and falls properly when you wear it.  When you "press," you move the iron across the fabric by lifting it up and putting it back down in an overlapping pattern. When you "iron," you slide the iron across the fabric with a back-and-forth motion. Ironing may stretch or distort the fabric; pressing won't. 

PRISCILLA TEE Sizes 8 - 26 with box pleats at the neckline finished with bias binding

PRISCILLA TEE African wax print sewing pattern Sizes 8 - 26 with box pleats at the neckline finished with bias binding
This pattern is perfect for beginners.  Whether you are new to sewing, new to African wax prints or both! For more experienced sewers, you'll be able to complete this project in about an hour or so. Pattern matching can be tricky when sewing with wax prints, however, with only 2 pattern pieces, pattern matching is a breeze!