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 →

Fiber Mood Norma Blouse

For me, fitting shirts are just as tricky as fitting pants. I have an excellent fit for my everyday t-shirts with a modified Union St pattern, but I've struggled to get a decent fit in a woven pattern. When the Norma blouse didn't fit, instead of altering, I ended up drafting a pattern from my... Continue Reading →

Draft Pants to Fit Your Quads

I learned a lot between drafting pants for myself and drafting pants for Ryan. Specifically, I learned where the crease line should go at the crotch level in order to fit quadriceps. Fitting pants is more than just widths and lengths put together. Your unique body shape is important too. Continue reading to learn more!... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Haori House Coat

This will be a short post about my Wiksten haori since the pattern did not require extensive alterations. After my failed quilted jacket that I ended up giving to my mother, I think I might have hit gold with my haori. Materials I went kind of wild for the materials. Years ago, I made blankets... Continue Reading →

Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket

Since 2020 is the year of stretchy pants and big sweatshirts, I figured I needed to join the trend and make myself a comfy quilted jacket too. This was a big and intimidating project for me. I don't have a lot of experience sewing jackets, and to make things even more interesting, I planned on... Continue Reading →

Camisole: Part 2 Construction

Welcome back! I've been talking about camisoles. My first post was about how I drafted my own camisole once I tried a recently released pattern that just didn't work for me. This post is all about constructing the camisole. I didn't love the instructions on the pattern I purchased, so here are my improved methods.... Continue Reading →

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