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
If you're jeans are a little snug in the waist I have a simple solution with How to Let Out the Waistband on Jeans. Minimal sewing skills are required.
Prevent Neckline Gaping with Contouring
I like contouring because its easy and it can save you a whole load of constructional trouble if you do it right. Ive had times when I havent contoured and Im left with a whole load of excess fabric that I cant get rid of, rendering the garment unwearable and its annoying!
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…
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.
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2 discussion posts. Santos said: The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations: A Step-by-step practical guide on how to alter clothes is available in PDF and...
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
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 t
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 […]
Understitching Tutorial: The Sometimes Forgotten Technique
I haven’t been sewing for too many years, but one thing I noticed when I first started was a movement to #topstitchallthethings. I’m telling you, it didn’t matter what group I was in, if you were sewing, you were topstitching. What I later discovered was the lost art and technique of understitching. Understitching is the […]
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.