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Class on Copy your favorite garment

Class on Copy your favorite garment   Another update on our weekly pattern making class.   The exercise of the class was to copy one’s garment. We had to apply our pattern making technique on our blocks made on our measurement. Here is the original It is a t-shirt with sleeves. the neckline is assymetric : a […]

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How to sew a zip on Jeans or Trousers

How to sew a zip on Jeans or Trousers A lot of people hesitate to make trousers because they are deterred by the assumed difficulty of sewing a zip on a pair of trousers. That zip is not placed straight on the center front, thus it is not symmetrically positioned. The only difficulty is due […]

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How to sew the Easy Shirt- Tutorial

How to sew the Easy Shirt- Tutorial that is the instruction to sew that shirt. How to start the shirt is explained in an earlier post on how to sew a pouch. We start there: the pouch is in place. We start by attaching the two front panel at the right side closure (where it […]

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How to sew a pouch or a patch pocket

How to sew a pouch or a patch pocket   This tutorial is part of the instruction to sew the “easy shirt”. It is very similar to thee applique we saw in an earlier tutorial there and can be used for sewing patch pockets. First, cut X2 the pieces : upper pouch and under pouch the […]

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How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt

How to enlarge (semi) circular skirt   In my alteration studio, I am asked very often to enlarge garments : to make it fit again. Most of the time it is a real challenge, I have to insert pieces on the sides, cut, add….. but for the circular skirts, it is a piece of cake. […]

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Finishing a shirt : Putting a mandarin collar

Finishing a shirt : Putting a mandarin collar That particular shirt in the pattern store there, is finished like a jacket. The collar is “sandwiched” between the shirt and facing. As that tutorial is the following of the previous (how to sew a placket), the front facing is part of the placket. Taht finishing is […]

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how to sew a shirt with front placket

  How to sew a shirt with front placket We can create an opening on a shirt with a placket similarly to the one for sleeves classic shirt. The pattern for the placket is in the bib shirt in the pattern store there. Here is a step by step instruction with picture. It looks difficult […]

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How to sew a very neat appliqué

How to sew a very neat Appliqué : Example of a bib shirt   Applique give such a nice detail on clothes. Many techniques can be applied : the easiest is to apply the shape of fabric on a background and ziz zag along the edge of that shape with a narrow stitch. The technique explained […]

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How to sandwich-sew a yoke

How to sandwich-sew a yoke   That method is for sewing a yoke at shoulder level. The Sandwich technique is applied to collar as well. It consist in taking a piece between two and turn inside out. Method to use to sew the bib shirt in the store.   That particular yoke is in two parts. […]

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Pattern making-Finishing a Jacket – Method 4

Finishing at the front facing/lining/hem junction That is following the post method 1, method 2 and method 3.   Method 4 That way of finishing looks more logical but,in fact,is harder to do. It gives a very neat horizontal line at the bottom-center front of the jacket because the seam + seams allowances give weight and […]