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 →

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 →

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 →

Fulton Sweater Blazer Review

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... Continue Reading →

Duct Tape Torso Sloper

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? DUCT TAPE TORSO FORM Here are the supplies you'll need: 2 rolls of duct tape saran / cling wrap scissors permanent marker The method... Continue Reading →

Self-Drafted Skinny Jean Shorts

This blog post is going to be another technical post, but isn't that my shtick?! Over the past few months, I've been getting into the nitty-gritty of fitting pants. I tried to work through patterns and make numerous test pairs to get the fit right. I was methodical and very precise about documenting my alterations.... Continue Reading →

Quick Sloper using Duct Tape

Raise your hand if you: struggle with altering patterns, don't know how to get pants to fit right, have no idea what your crotch curve should look like, and so on! I have been sewing for less than five years, and pants are still a bit elusive to me. I can sew pants blindfolded with... Continue Reading →

True Bias Emerson Crop Pant in Linen

I struggle with summer outfits. Namely, I haven't been able to find a style that I can wear to work. I only need to be casually dressed for work, but wearing sneakers, shorts, and a t-shirt is a bit too casual. I don't mind dresses, but I need outfits that don't look bad with sneakers.... Continue Reading →

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