IN FITTING FASHION

How to Determine Fabric Stretch Ratio

Apr 09, 2019
 

This week I’ve got a special treat for you. This month we’re covering the topic of fitting knits so I thought you might enjoy a glimpse inside my online course The Custom Stretch Kit Bodice Block. This course teaches you how to draft a...

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How to True a Hem Line and Create a Mitered Corner

Mar 26, 2019
 

Today I’m wrapping up the series on "details count" and have some quick but important pattern truing tips for you that I think you’ll enjoy. These are simple but very effective in helping you create a professional finish on your hand...

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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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