Tutorials

How To Grade a Pattern To Your Size

How To Grade a Pattern To Your Size

Tutorial: How To Grade A Sewing Pattern Smaller or Larger This past weekend, I made something for my daughter using a pattern that was too large for her. I had to grade the pattern pieces that I used down a couple of sizes to fit her. So, the great news is that I made a tutorial on how to grade a sewing pattern! It's a skill I learned at a local event called Project Sew, hosted by That's Sew Monica. I've been guilty of grabbing a pattern that wasn't my size only because it was the last pattern. But, I...

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DIY Hooded Sweater Dress // DIY Hood Tutorial

DIY Hooded Sweater Dress // DIY Hood Tutorial

Hey there! I've been wanting to make this dress for a while. But, since I'm super indecisive about my sewing, it got put off and put off until I finally realizing that cool weather was winding down and Spring was on its way. I completely self drafted this dress from my knit body block to create this look. If you want to break into self-drafting your own pieces, starting out with a well-fitted block is the way to go! You can watch the free class here. I also self-drafted my hood (tutorial below) to give this dress a bit more...

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Free Class: How To Make A Knit Body Block

Free Class: How To Make A Knit Body Block

I'm so excited to show you how to make a knit body block today! I've already begun making pieces from my block that I'll be sharing with you next week. I can remember being super intimidated at the thought of slopers, but I was excited about expanding my sewing skills by self drafting more pieces for myself. After taking a sloper class and spending a full weekend on it, I was overwhelmed and getting a bit frustrated (patience is not a virtue of mine). So, I learned about blocks and drafted my own. Blocks are like building blocks that can...

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DIY Tutorial: Stretch Pencil Skirt + Flat Elastic Waistband

DIY Tutorial: Stretch Pencil Skirt + Flat Elastic Waistband

Well hey! Today, I'm bringing you a tutorial for a chic and simple stretch pencil skirt! The stretch pencil skirt brings a funny memory to me as it was my very first project when I started sewing. Let's just say it ended up being an entire mess! So, I'm happy to create a tutorial for you for something that was once a struggle for me. This goes to show you that with practice and patience, you'll tackle whatever you set your mind to! One spin I'm showing you on this skirt, is how to create that flat and chic look...

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