What you should know about dart manipulation
There are many pattern drafting techniques you can use to turn your slopers into flattering fashion, there is one technique you'll use over and over again.
How to make bust adjustments on your sewing patterns (The Thrifty Stitcher)
How to make bust adjustments on your sewing patterns, a Sewing post from the blog The Thrifty Stitcher on Bloglovin’
Pattern Fitting Tips—Fit Your Shoulders
Nancy Zieman of Sewing With Nancy shares her Pivot & Slide Fitting Techniques. How to alter or adjust sewing patterns, specifically how to fit narrow shoulders.
Tutorial: How to make bust adjustments on a sewing pattern
When a garment doesn’t fit through the bust, you can get unsightly drag lines or gaping armholes. That’s no good! Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how you can do…
The Two Hour Dress: Gather One-Piece
This dress took me two hours to make from start to finish, including fathoming out the Japanese instructions in Yoshiko Tsukiori's Easy ...
Pattern Alterations: How to remove gaping (or excess fabric) from neckline of a fitted dress
Above: don't you hate this effect? So as I mentioned in the last post a lot of commercial patterns (including butterick 5032) gape on me. There always seems to be excess fabric near the neckline that is lose. So in case anyone else has this problem here is how to eliminate it on the pattern.…
How to Adjust the Bust Apex on a Pattern - Melly Sews
Hey y’all, today we’re going to talk about busts and how to adjust the bust apex on a sewing pattern to match your own measurements. One of the reasons I hear often that women don’t want to sew for themselves is that fit is hard when you have curves. Which is why my goal is...Read More
Adjusting for a Full Bust on a Wrap Top
If you're like many women, the standard B-cup of most commercial patterns isn't enough to, ah, cover your bits without unsightly pulls and wrinkles. But with the popularity of wrap tops and DVF-style wrap dresses, there are some small but significant pattern changes you need to make so your entire bodice fits well. Let's have…
Lotta Jansdotter on Instagram: “It is happening ! -you are starting to make some wonderful versions of garments from my new book lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style. Thank you…”
426 Likes, 7 Comments - Lotta Jansdotter (@lottajansdotter) on Instagram: “It is happening ! -you are starting to make some wonderful versions of garments from my new book…”
FO: Dotty Angel Dress
I liked this pattern (Simplicity 1080) when I first saw it and bought it as soon as it was available in the UK. It took me a long time to settle on fabric to use for it and I ended up choosing this chambray with cream flowers. I decided on matching pockets rather than a…
To Get the Right Armhole, Fit the Bodice - Threads
Learn how to successfully fit an armhole by using a muslin; Adjust bust, back, and shoulder—and your armhole almost takes care of itself.
Dottie Angel Frock-along – Pleats and Pockets, Part 1.
Greetings to all you lovely frock-alongers….. strap yourselves in because this pattern gets wild straight up. I would like to add a disclaimer right now – this post is image heavy, and …
Instagram post by Frances • May 28, 2016 at 10:40am UTC
495 Likes, 26 Comments - Frances (@missmatatabifabric) on Instagram: “I love my Willow Tank! Awesome new pattern by @grainlinestudio and the most beautiful #naniiro…”
Mexican Blouse Embroidery Placement Ideas
Summer is almost here. In fact, it was in the 90's here last week. It's time to sew cool and beautiful Mexican-inspired embroidered tops. You don't have to limit the wearing of these tops to summertime, though, since you can wear them under a cute cardigan in the fall and winter like my daughter does.…