Jenny Overalls, Trousers & Shorts Pattern | Dungarees Pattern – Closet Core Patterns
Inspired by vintage work-wear, Jenny is a modern interpretation of a classic overalls pattern, dungarees pattern, shorts pattern and wide leg trousers pattern with an ultra-high rise, sleek, functional details and a comfortable all-day-long fit. Available as PDF download and print pattern
Burnside Bibs Sewing Pattern (PDF Pattern)
The Burnside Bibs pattern is our feminine update to traditional overalls. It features cropped wide legs, front and back patch pockets and ties that can be worn a multitude of ways.
Don't Fear the (invisible) Zipper
Today I am going to talk about the dreaded zipper. I know there are many of you out there who despise them....really they are not to be fear...
How to Add Pockets to a Skirt . Sewing 101
Valerie of Threads, Thoughts, Things and Dottie Adele is back with another fun tutorial! I'd love for you to go visit her blog to leave her a comment so that she knows how much we appreciate her incredible sewing tutorials!
How to sew an invisible zipper in a side seam with pocket
Alright, we continue our adventures in pocketeering and bring you a tutorial that covers relatively uncharted territory in the internet wilderness: How do you add in-seam pockets to a skirt or dres…
A Little More Oomph: Making Bust Padding | Sewaholic
One of the reasons I rarely wear my first version of Vogue 1174 is the fact it makes me look completely flat. Not just not busty, but super flat. The foundation and boning is so stiff, it presses everything flat as a board. So it looks great from the front, but from the side – …
Sewing a Butted (or Abutted) Seam | Sewaholic
Hey everyone! Today I’ll show you how to sew an Abutted (or Butted) seam in cotton batting. Why? Well, it’s a great way to sew flat seams in very thick or stiff fabrics, such as cotton batting! I’ve never sewn this type of seam before, even though I always knew it existed. To be honest …
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Hey, remember this dress? Here’s the third post in the Padded Bust Series! First we sewed abutted seams in cotton batting, and then we made padded bra cups by layering cotton batting. Today I’ll finish up the tutorial! We’ll sew a muslin version of our bodice, and add plastic boning to the seams. I’ll show …
Tutorial: How to Make a Waist Stay
Today I want to show you how I made the waist stay for my Emery dress. There are many reasons for adding a waist stay: they can stabilise the waist seam and prevent it from stretching, they can support the weight of a full and/or heavy skirt and reduce strain on the zip. They're also there to ensure your garment 'stays' (there's a clue in the name!) in the correct position. Unlike your garment, there is no ease in a waist stay, it's designed to allow the wearer to move around comfortably…
Craftsy.com | Express Your Creativity!
If you ever had to sew a right-angled seam, you know how difficult it can be to get a neat and flat corner without any pluckers. As a pattern designer, it's always a challenge to explain these complex steps with easy-to-understand illustrations.
Circle Skirt App
Looking for a circle skirt pattern? Well, we can show you how to make a circle skirt just by using our easy circle skirt calculator.
Sewing silk: layout, marking and cutting - Iconic Patterns
After careful preparation (see previous posts here and here) your silk is now ready for cutting. First of all, you have to find the grain and make sure it is straight. To do so, first of all straighten your selvages. I usually align my selvage with the edge of the cutting table. Very often the …