Crease Line Placement at the Knee

Center grainline evenly bisects at knee level. I'm researching how different pants are styled, and I realized I never officially explored how the center grainline placement at the knee level impacts fit and style. It has been almost a year since I talked about the center grainline or crease line placement at the hip level,... Continue Reading →

Caramel Sweater by Petite Knit

I finished this marshmallowy soft sweater just in time for my birthday! The pattern is the Caramel Sweater from Petite Knit, and it is so lovely. I made a few adjustments to the original pattern, so the front and back were balanced. Otherwise, this pattern is well-written. Project Information Here's the size information about the... Continue Reading →

Vinyl Covers for Babylock Machines

I got a new machine last year and needed to make a cover. So I thought this would be perfect for updating all my serger/sewing machine covers. This was a super-fast project. It just requires some careful measurements, which is why I'm writing this post. I want to make sure I never lose my measurements... Continue Reading →

Grasser Sports Leggings 468

Just because leggings aren't considered pants doesn't mean they have to fit poorly. When I first started sewing, I did what every sewer does, I made leggings using a basic pattern. The standard design often does not have a side seam to "make it easier" for the beginner sewer. I prefer having side seams because... Continue Reading →

Nadine by This.Bird.Knits

I'm glad I know a little about fitting clothes onto my body. One of the things I know is that a basic yoke sweater where the front and back necklines are even will not work for me. What happens is that the back of the sweater pulls down, dragging the front neckline upwards, making the... Continue Reading →

Polo Shirt Collar Tutorial

I used a pattern not available anymore to add a polo shirt collar to Ryan's standard t-shirt pattern. You can download the collar and button band pieces by clicking the button below, but obviously, the pieces are just for Ryan's size. Download Pattern I want to document the method since the original instructions were translated... Continue Reading →

Fibre Mood Constance Overalls

Wearable toile with missing hardware. I've always loved the look of traditional overalls. I saw the Fibre Mood Constance overalls and knew I needed to make myself a pair immediately. My goal was to alter the original pattern as little as possible. I know I tend to just self-draft patterns based on my measurements. This... Continue Reading →

Cumulus Tee by PetiteKnit

Project Info PatternCumulus Tee by PetiteKnitMade forMeSizeLNeedleUS 2½ (3.0mm) and US 1½ (2.5mm)Gauge28 sts / 40 rows = 4 inin Stockinette Stitch using larger needlesYarnKnitting for Olive Pure SilkHow much?4 skeins, 1092 yards, 1000 metersColorwayCopper This was a straight forward project. I didn't have to make any alterations and the pattern fits beautifully. Part way... Continue Reading →

So Basic Sweater by Maxim Cyr

Project Info I completed this sweater in April 2020. Yoke I only repeated raglan shaping 31 times (not 35). Sleeve I started reducing stitches immediately on the sleeves, every 4th row. The sleeves looked really bad the way the pattern was written. I knitted 100 rows on each sleeve, which after washing, was the perfect... Continue Reading →

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