IN FITTING FASHION

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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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 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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Five Essential Pattern Making Skills for Garment Makers

Aug 28, 2018
 

If you had a chance to watch last week’s video, you’ll know that this week I’m going to cover some of the most essential pattern making skills you’ll need when working with existing commercial patterns or designing your own...

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What to Do with a Block Pattern

Aug 21, 2018
 

Recently this question popped into my inbox: Once I have a block, what do I do with it? I get this question a lot so I thought it would be good to address it so everyone can get the benefit of my answer.

Before I do, here’s my...

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How to Get Started with Pattern Making

Jul 17, 2018
 

In this week's video I wanted to answer a question that I got from a member of the In-House Patterns Studio Facebook Group.

She asked:  How do you get started with pattern making?

She wanted to know where to go to get the best pattern...

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Pattern Fundamentals: Strapless Contour Darts

Jul 10, 2018
 

This is video number four of this pattern fundamentals series all about the bust circle and contour darts. If you've missed the first three, you'll find them here:

Video 1: The Bust Circle Defined

Video 2: Neckline Contour Darts

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Pattern Fundamentals: Armhole Contour Darts

Jul 03, 2018
 

This is video number three of this pattern fundamentals series all about the bust circle and contour darts. If you've missed the first two, back track a little and watch them here:

Video 1: The Bust Circle Defined

Video 2: Neckline Contour Darts

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Pattern Fundamentals: Neckline Contour Darts

Jun 26, 2018
 

Today we're using the bust circle that we defined last week to map out the contour or gape darts for the neckline area. If you missed that video, you'll need to watch it to understand how this works.

Pattern Fundamentals: The Bust Circle Defined

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