Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

We finally have warm weather, and that means I'm living in my short-sleeve t-shirts. Unfortunately, all of my favorite t-shirts have changed shape and size all of a sudden. Even though I'm super aggressive when I prewash my fabric, the shirts didn't take kindly to drying during one of my business trips this year. I… Continue reading Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts

I'm finally getting back to sewing and blogging after a crazy few months. It's now spring and I desperately need some warm weather pieces. I've never sewn a pattern from Papercut Patterns but I've seen a lot of other sewers make the Palisade shorts / pants and I wanted to give it a try. Sizing… Continue reading Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts

Forward Shoulder Alteration for Willamette Shirt

I only had to make one adjustment to the Willamette shirt from Hey June Handmade, and that was a forward shoulder alteration, an extremely common alteration. I thought it would be helpful to provide a tutorial on how to do that since the Willamette shirt does not have a standard set-in sleeve. SHOULDER WIDTH I… Continue reading Forward Shoulder Alteration for Willamette Shirt

True Bias Men’s Hudson Pant

I wish there were a way to get a 3D printed body form for the lower body. I'm convinced that pants are always going to require massive alterations to fit a person. After my blog post about the differences between my pattern and the True Bias Hudson pant pattern, I wanted to see how Ryan's… Continue reading True Bias Men’s Hudson Pant

True Bias Women’s Hudson Pant

I've postponed this blog post for months now because I don't know precisely what I want to convey. Drafting a pattern from a duct tape body form isn't exactly easy-peasy, and I've spent months tweaking my self-drafted pattern. I've got no clear cut answer for how I went from a block form to a pattern… Continue reading True Bias Women’s Hudson Pant