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Aug 30, 2014

Check out these "Fashions of the Future" - Circa 1939!

Apr 27, 2014

Finding Sewing Classes to Upgrade Your Skills

This site isn't about how to sew, it's about how to make clothing patterns. But sewing skill is essential, so here's a list of sewing classes that will help you upgrade your skills.

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Apr 16, 2014

Full Bust Adjustment

If you are larger than a B cup, you'll probably need to make a full bust adjustment (FBA) to your fitting pattern.

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Mar 28, 2014

Why Do We Make "Muslins"?

Mar 03, 2014

Padding the Body Form

A body form is very helpful in getting great fit -but they never replicate YOUR body. But not to worry - you can pad your dress form for better shape and fit!

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Feb 28, 2014

100 Years of Fashion - in 100 Seconds

Feb 16, 2014

Classic Jackie!

Jan 19, 2014

It's all in the details!

Jan 07, 2014

Draft a Basic Blouse

A basic blouse pattern is the first step in designing and creating a whole wardrobe of beautiful tops and blouses. And it's really just a variation of your fitted dress block!

Jan 01, 2014

What's Your Favorite Sewing Machine?

Nov 23, 2013

Duplicate your Body with Duct Tape!

Nov 18, 2013

How to Draft a Drop-Waist Dress

A drop-waist dress is flattering on almost any figure. It can hide a large waist and improve the proportions of almost any body. And it's a snap to draft!

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Nov 17, 2013

Drafting a Skirt with Yoke at the Waist

Using a yoke at the waist of the skirt is a great way to hide waist darts. You'll have a nice, slim line with excellent fit, and no waist darts!

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Nov 03, 2013

How to Make a Cap Sleeve

A cap sleeve is hardly a sleeve at all - but this shoulder detail is easy to draft and sew, and adds interest to what would otherwise be a simple sleeveless top.

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Oct 29, 2013

Sewing is on the Upswing!

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