Pattern Play Tutorial: extended sleeves with thumb holes

I’ve been seeing athletic jackets and long sleeve tees featuring this hand warming detail. I wanted to add thumb holes to my own lounge wear. This tutorial can be used with any jersey long sleeve top pattern (women, men and kids!) as it shows how to custom fit to anyone’s hand. Materials: long sleeve pattern…

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The Perfect Princess Dress: Pattern Selection

While trying various styles as part of my Silhouette project, I have filled my closet with wearable muslins of multiple skirts, dresses, and blouses. I love some, hate a few, and found most are “okay” but don’t inspire a blog post. Now, I want to return to my first love: professional/advanced sewing techniques! These will invariably include technical explanations like my wool jacket…

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Finally Unpacking and Sewing!

I haven’t had as much time as I would like to sew these days, that ends now! While I was in the US I bought all the odds and ends that I need to make my couture dress with Susan K, and a few other projects. I’ve also unpacked my jacket muslin from my fitting…

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My graduation dress!

Before I left for the US, I mentioned a UFO that needed a zipper and hemming. I packed that dress up, finished it by hand around writing essays, and wore it to MA graduation. Without further ado, here it is. No idea what the look on my face is for… Anyway, this is 100% linen…

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Budgeting My First Coco Jacket

Planning for a Chanel style jacket is insane! I ordered the pattern from Stylearc and they shipped it before Easter. As soon as I got the shipping notice, I began pacing. I want this jacket to be sewn couture. I want it to look amazing. I started reading up about the Chanel style and all…

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