IN FITTING FASHION

What is Seam Line Ease?

Mar 19, 2019
 

Most sewers are pretty familiar with the term “easing”. You’ll find it in almost all pattern assembly instructions and you’ve probably done it several times if you’ve been sewing for any length of time at all. If...

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How to Correct Seam Line Lengths

Mar 12, 2019
 

This week I’ve got a super quick video for you! Last week I showed you how to true your seam line lengths and check your notch positions after you’ve completed your pattern alterations, but from the feedback I received this was...

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How to True Seam Lines

Mar 05, 2019
 

This week we’re continuing on the theme of "details count". Last week we talked about button placement rules that will help you get the perfect button placement on every garment you make. In today’s video I’m going to show you...

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Button Rules: How to Position Buttons and Button Holes

Feb 26, 2019
 

This week I thought we’d start a little series that I’m calling “Details Count”. I often get questions and comments on my videos that indicate that most of you aren’t spending enough time reviewing your pattern...

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How to Find the Bust, Waist and Hip Position on Your Sewing Pattern

Feb 19, 2019
 

Last week I got a great question from Kimberly in the In-House Patterns Studio private Facebook group.

She asked:

"How do you find the bust, waist and hip position on a sewing pattern that doesn't have any of these markings?"

If you have a...

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How to Get a Professional Finish [The Order of Operations]

Feb 05, 2019
 

We’re back on track this week! Last week we did a little side step and I showed you some throw back photos from my trip to Shanghai a few years back. If you’d like to see some photos of the sewing factory I visited and get a behind the...

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How to Get a Professional Finish [Hints from a Factory Sewing Floor]

Jan 29, 2019
 

Last week we talked about seam allowances and how varying them can help you get a professional finish on your handmade garments. If you missed that post, you can watch it here: How to Get a Professional Finish [Seam Allowances]

This week I was...

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How to Get a Professional Finish [Seam Allowances]

Jan 22, 2019
 

Last week we talked about how to get a professional finish on your handmade garments and I introduced you to some fashion industry techniques that you can use at home to help you achieve a high-end ready to wear look.

This week we’re diving...

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Ask Alex: How to Get a Professional Finish on Your Handmade Garments

Jan 15, 2019
 

Welcome to the first video tutorial of 2019!

First of all, thank you for your time and attention to the all the tutorials I created in 2018. It is your insights, comments and questions that keep me motivated to continue, and I truly do hope that...

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Plans Make it Happen - 2019

Jan 01, 2019

As 2019 begins to shine, I've been thinking about where to best put my time and energy in the New Year. While you may be thinking about the sewing projects you'd like to tackle, I'm planning how I'm going to serve you better this...

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