How to Create a Tie Front Top - Featuring Lila


This month the focus has been on using one pattern to create as many garments as possible.

If you've been following along, you'll already know about the McCall's jumpsuit pattern that I also used to create a pair of super comfy and floaty pants. If you missed those, click the links below.

How to Fit Before You Sew - Featuring McCall's 6083

How to Develop Pants from a Jumpsuit Pattern - Featuring McCall's 6083

Today I'd like to share another variation on the Lila sewing pattern which, by the way, is already a mini class in fitting and pattern design. Not only will you get the sewing pattern, you'll also get video tutorials on fitting the pattern and several design projects that will show you how to take the pattern even further.

In this week's tutorial I'm showing you how to alter the Lila top for a tie-front hem. Let me show you how I altered the Lila pattern to create this tie-front detail.

Here are the final results. This version of the Lila top features the flutter sleeve which happens to be one of the design project tutorials included with your pattern/mini-class purchase. If you want to make one of your own, I'll leave links to the Lila sewing pattern on this page.

I hope you're starting to see what a super power pattern design skills can be. With just a few basic skills you can create virtually any garment you desire using sewing patterns that you've already fit to your personal body measurements and shape. If you'd like to master these skills, dive into all the tutorials on my website, you'll be glad you did.

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Next week I'll share a review of all my summer me-mades with links to the video tutorials that will help you extend the life of your own sewing patterns.

All My Best,