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 realize I’m behind the trend, but I finally made a Halifax Hoodie!! I stopped sewing new patterns nearly 8 – 9 months ago establish my fit and Ryan’s fit through duct tape body forms. I was wasting time and money trying patterns and making a toile – or a muslin – over and over and … More I Finally Made a Halifax Hoodie
Prior knowledge didn’t totally help in making my version of Love Notions pullover. The coordinating pullover is Love Notion’s Constellation hoodie and pullover. I made Ryan the North Star pullover first. Before reading this post, you may want to familiarize yourself with my basic t-shirt pattern and how I compare to most patterns on the market. There’s … More Love Notions Constellation Pullover
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
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?
The first pair of trousers I made from my duct-tape sloper was a pair of stretch skinny jean shorts. I had previously made skinny jeans so I was able to compare my self-drafted version with an altered pattern. This time around, I am trying a new pattern, Alina Sewing + Design Co. Chi-Town chinos Expansion … More Self-Drafted Trousers Using Alina Design’s Chi-Town Chinos