Holy Cow Batman, those are some darts!

Also known as the front bust shaping darts in my wool jacket muslin. They took 6 steps to finish! Crazy. Here’s how they started. Burda’s directions left me scratching my head, so I had to muddle through hands on. I took pictures of the second one just to show you. Luckily all my mistakes in…

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My first Lace AND my first Couture project is finished!

Remember way back in February the Muslin with the side zip that wouldn’t pose? The result is all finished! What a relief! I wanted to finish it up before our trip but I set it aside to clean the house since my Mother-in-Law was threatening to come back to Rio in our car. All I…

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Anatomy of a Style Arc Pattern

Meet the Laura Jacket pattern from Style Arc. Personally I’m thinking of this as a cardigan, but what’s in a name anyway? Each pattern (I ordered 10 remember?) came in its own personal plastic sleeve that fits perfectly into a ring binder. It makes them storage ready, which I think is a nice plus. Each…

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How to Make an Easy Facing

First, welcome to my first tutorial! This is the method I developed to make facings on patterns that don’t come with them. I hope this is clear and concise as well as informative for all levels of seamstresses. I would love to hear your feedback in order to improve! Thanks! Difficulty: Easy-Peasy Now why would…

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From Wadder to Wonder

As I mentioned in my last post, I pulled out New Look 6557 to make view A from that lovely Brazilian fabric I picked up. However, upon reading the various reviews on patternreview.com, I realized that my fabric wouldn’t work. Why? Because it is a loose weave light weight rayon-cotton blend. One reviewer in particular…

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