How To Blend Sewing Pattern Sizes When There are Darts or PleatsCamelia Jersey Dress.

My post today is about how to blend your sewing pattern sizes when there are darts or pleats in play.

And as I have just released a stunning new pattern – the Camelia Draped Jersey Dress – I am going to use the Camelia as an example.

The dress has both pleated folds and darts in the side seam –  the pleated folds are part of the design element of the dress and the side bust dart gives the dress a much needed contour to create its gorgeous shape.

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Darts Are Essential Shaping ToolsCamelia Jersey Dress.

My post today is about my most favourite thing in the world of pattern making – DARTS …. yes I just love them.

And as I have just released a stunning new pattern – the Camelia Draped Jersey Dress – I am going to use the Camelia as an example.

The dress has darts in play to give it the wonderful contour needed to create its gorgeous shape.

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Forming the Pleats and How to Apply the Neck BindingCamelia Dress.

A new sewing tutorial on the Camelia jersey dress pattern from Designer Stitch. This time about making the pleats and how to pin the fronts to the back piece.
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How to Bind the NecklineCamelia Dress.

A sewing tutorial on how to bind the neckline on the Camelia Draped Jersey Dress.
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How to Adjust your Skirt for a Tilted WaistlineAllie Faux Wrap Skirt.

When in testing phase for any of my patterns I like to help my roadies get the best fit possible for their garment.
It always means making a toile (test fit garment) so I can see – via pics – what adjustments need to be made to the pattern for their individual body constraints.

No pattern will ever fit someone straight from the get-go so fitting adjustments are always needed and generally they are quite easy to do.

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How to Blend Sizes in a Pattern for a Fuller TummyClara Dress.

One of my lovely students – Karen McD – has to always blend between her sizes as she is a Designer Stitch – Size 3 Bust – Size 6 Waist – and a Size 3 Hip.

So I have written this post with her in mind…..

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Pattern Alteration for a Gaping NecklineClara Dress.

 

In today’s post  I will share with you how to alter your front pattern piece for a gaping neckline along with my amazing pattern tester – Kendel W.

And the Clara Dress pattern again offers a great base to do this with…..

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Pattern Alteration for a Sway BackClara Dress

 

Today I will share with you how to alter your back pattern piece for a sway back adjustment along with my amazing pattern tester – Barbara B.

And the Clara Dress pattern offers a great base to do this with. xx

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Dominant Seams – What and Where are They.

Hello my lovely sew’ist friends. Today I am discussing Dominant Seams – what and where are they.

The order in which garment seams are sewn – or cross over each other – can affect the hang of the garment – it is called Dominant Seams.

When a garment is worn on the body a majority….

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Tutorial for the Keyhole and Neck Binding for the Taylor DressTaylor Dress.

Here is the tutorial for the keyhole and neck binding for the Taylor Dress.
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Review and a small tutorial on the Jojo Top/Tunic/Dress with Calcedonian SewingJoJo Top/Tunic/Dress.

The tutorial starts at minute 13.10. This is a great pattern with lots of options for endless variations.
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Perfect Patch Pockets Every TimeSedona Shirt Dress.

Today I am going to detail to you the very easy method of making your own Perfect patch Pockets – yes – EVERYTIME.

The below method has largely been influenced by the mass Ready-To-Wear market.

I have worked for many large manufacture enterprises that would produce upwards of 2 to 3 thousand garments in a single style.

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The Correct Position of Buttons and ButtonholesSedona Shirt Dress.

I today’s post I am going to talk to you about the Correct Position of Buttons and Buttonholes –
and I am going to recap a few things covered in yesterdays blog post to start us off…..

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How to Create a Separate Button StandSedona Shirt Dress.

Today I am going to show you how to create a separate button stand on the Sedona Shirt Dress

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What is a Concealed Button WrapSedona Shirt Dress.

Today I will share with you all the anatomy of the concealed button wrap – and how it is folded to achieve its button concealment – as featured in the Sedona Shirt Dress PDF sewing pattern.

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How To Sew A Faux Welt PocketHarper Pants.

 

The Harper pants are such a gorgeous style and really encompass the contemporary vibe to modern tailoring.

Given that I thought you may like a photo “how-to” for constructing your Harper Faux Back Welt Pockets….

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How to Shorten Your Front RiseHarper Pants.

 

Greetings my friends and a big Aussie hello to you all today.

I hope that you learnt a new fitting technique from the previous post How to Lengthen Your Back Rise in relation to the new Harper Pants Pattern.

For today’s post I am going to share with you the method on shortening your front ……

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How to Lengthen Your Back RiseHarper Pants.

 

Hello my lovelies and thank you for visiting with me today on this beautiful Monday here in Australia.

Today I am going to talk with you all about back rises – or back crotch lengths – and what alterations you have to do if your rise is longer than the pattern allows for…..

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Chelsea Cardigan Sewing Tutorial DIY with Calcedonian SewingChelsea Cardigan.

This is a full tutorial on how to sew your own Chelsea Cardigan.
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Sewing the Collar with Calcedonia SewingChelsea Cardigan.

This sewing tutorial on how to attach the collar of the Chelsea Cardigan with a different method, bagged method, completely by machine,
fast and pretty easy in my opinion.
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Step By Step ShirringKiera Skirt

step by step shirring

 

A feature of the new skirt pattern – Kiera Skirt –  by Designer Stitch is the technique of shirring the back yoke for some on-trend styling. The pattern has the option of a shirred yoke (or a standard shaped yoke) but if your sewing machine “likes” the idea of shirring here are all the steps to…….

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Easy Pattern Marking.

This is an easy pattern marking method that I have used in my classes for many years.

This technique is fabulous for new sewist’s as it allows for an easy and accurate way to transfer pattern markings to the cut pattern fabric pieces. I also refer to this method in my PDF sewing pattern…..

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Block Your Interfacing

While working in the garment industry for many years I observed that this technique is key in the manufacturing process.

In production clothing manufacturers have to rely on accuracy and speed so the production process is set up in a way that the “units” of a garment are never double handled. When heat setting interfacing …

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