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 … More Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee
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 … More Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts
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.
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 … More True Bias Men’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 … More True Bias Women’s Hudson Pant
I had this goal in 2018 to sew “date night” outfits for my husband and me. However, I could never find the time. Therefore, I’m starting 2019 by getting back on track with my sewing goals. I’ve had this ponte knit fabric in my stash for 2+ years and never knew what pattern to use. … More True Bias Lodo Dress in Ponte Knit
I’m excited to be sewing new patterns since most of 2018 was dedicated to drafting basic patterns from my duct tape body forms. Now I can put that effort to good use. I decided to try out the Fulton sweater blazer from Alina Sewing + Design Co. and made alterations even before sewing my first … More Fulton Sweater Blazer Review
I promised to write this post a long time ago, but only now is it getting published. Sorry. In August, I worked on creating flat 2D patterns from 3D duct tape body forms that I would cut to make sloper pieces. I posted a lot on how to do that for pants etc. and I … More Ultimate T-Shirt Pattern Comparison
I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted anything. I got buried with prepping and teaching a new university course. The semester is not quite over, but I’m getting close to freedom. At the end of September, I posted a picture of a t-shirt pocket on Instagram that got a lot of attention. One … More Perfect T-shirt Pocket
Ready to start talking about torso forms? I think I’ve made a good start on my pant form that I thought it was time to tackle the torso form. Who’s ready?