Manipulating Darts Bodice Front
Learn to make your own blocks, then make patterns using those blocks at Dress Patternmaking. Find information on terminology, patternmaking principles, how to draft elements such as collars and sleeves, and follow the step-by-step instructions for creating full patterns. All instructions are accompanied by images.
How to Let Out the Waistband on Jeans
Are your jeans just a little snug in the waist? Learn the easiest way to Let Out the Waistband on Jeans. It only takes a few minutes to find comfort. sewing | mending #seasonedhome
Prevent Neckline Gaping with Contouring
"I like contouring because it’s easy and it can save you a whole load of constructional trouble if you do it right. I’ve had times when I haven’t contoured and I’m left with a whole load of excess fabric that I can’t get rid of, rendering the garment unwearable and it’s annoying! This tutorial will probably make a lot more sense if you watch my more in depth tutorial on contouring! It’s not a prerequisite, but it will help."
In my next post, I’ll be using my bodice block (or sloper) to draft a pleated neckline pattern such as the one I used to make Nicotine Surprise. This won’t be a process of great comple…
Tutorial: How To Move Darts without slashing your pattern
Hello ... is it me you're looking for? Well poke me in the eye with a seam ripper. I can't believe it's been over 2 1/2 months since my last blog post! I blame in part seasons 1-3 of 'The Walking Dead'; what is it about a zombie apocalypse that is so freaking addictive? But mainly I have been a very busy lady. Here's a quick catch up: I just got back from vacationing in Italy (amazing!!) with a six month old child (wow) and bought myself a lot of stunning Italian leather and lace I'm…
Pattern and Proportion: 6 Proportion Tips for a Better Fit — Fair Fit Studio
Choosing the right pattern, and making it work for your unique proportions is really important. Today I want to share with you 6 tips to help you find the right proportions. There are some initial measurements and alterations that will help improve the proportion of your garment before you cut your fabric.
Tutorial: 3 methods for hemming pants
Hemming pants is definitely not one of my favorite things to sew, but I still have to do it now and then. Domenica from Easy Sewing for Beginners shows 3 methods for hemming pants to get the job d…
Shoulder Fitting Adjustments When Sewing - Melly Sews
Shoulders are your body’s hanger for most garments with a bodice, the exceptions being strapless garments. And as such, it’s important to understand shoulder fitting adjustments when sewing your own clothing or adjusting other clothing to fit. So today’s post is going to cover the common shoulder adjustments, which cover slope, arm joint angle and...Read More
An Easy Way to Make Lined Curtains - Create and Babble
Hey everyone! I came up with an easy way to make lined curtains. Yes, you still have to use your sewing machine, but this is super easy. If you can thread the machine and sew a (relatively) straight stitch, then you can make these curtains. I’m probably not the first to have thought of this […]
Teddy Designer Top
This uniquely crafted design comes in two lengths – top or tunic. The gorgeous collar sits high on the neck. The stitched facings and swing back with a high-low hemline give this style a luxe look. Make the top to give your look an instant update or make the tunic for a more effortless silhouette. Skill Level: Medium to Challenging Sizes: 4-16 or 18-30 New, uncut paper pattern
Understitching Tutorial: The Sometimes Forgotten Technique
Discovering understitching was a game changer for me. There are so many time understitching is the better sewing technique than top stitching. If you're learning to sew you need to check out this tutorial- you'll change how you're sewing! #sewingtips #sewingtechnique #tutorial #sewing #learntosew
How to sew pants: ease the inseam (or other seams) - Serger Pepper
How to sew pants: easing in the inseam. Learn to sew a perfect inseam with the pin-easing technique. A step-by-step tutorial from Serger Pepper.