To make garments with a professional finish, it's a sensible idea to get yourself a tailor's ham and/or sausage. So when my darts wouldn't sit right and curved hems were a nightmare to press with a regular ironing board, I decided it was time to make up some of my own. I'd already saved Victory Patterns free tailor's ham and sausage pattern to Pinterest, so all that was left was to choose my fabric. 

I found this gorgeous sausage-dog print cotton fabric months ago from Fabrics Galore on Lavender Hill in Battersea. At Christmas time I made a washbag for my mum and some cushions for a friend using the fabric but was struggling to find other uses for it.

So that you can easily press different types of fabric, the opposite side of the ham and sausgae should be made out of a wool, so I used some leftover scraps of grey wool from my Victoria coat.

I haven't used them yet but hopefully they will come in handy at some point soon!