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Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.

Pattern Making Tutorial – Balloon skirt with 8 inverted box pleats.     That page should be part of the update from the patternmaking class. We use designers clothes to train our patternmaking skills. We started a new project with that picture :     It is challenging for first year’s patternmaking student and Yoshiko […]

Final : we are not too far from the original

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat accross

Study on a pencil skirt with pleat across That post is another project done in the class. We took the model from my favorite blog and started from that picture. The pattern plot was already drawn and my student Jeannie had to give it shape and developed it to her own measurements. Here is the […]

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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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Last year student wanting more knowledge and skill

    A student from last year came back in the class with 2 dresses she had done with the knowledge she add after attending the beginners level course. She had learnt with us how to enlarge her block to feel comfortable, place the bust dart on the side, design her neckline and draft the […]

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How to make the faux-wrap jeans Skirt

How to make the faux-wrap jeans Skirt Here is the detailed instruction of the skirt in the pattern store there. The skirt can be done in two different fabric to enhance the assymetry. Jeans/denim is great. the fabric needs some structure. It doesn’t need to be lined. First cut all the pieces and interface the […]

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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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Instruction to sew the Top cowl

Instruction to sew the Top cowl Instruction and guidelines to sew the top cowl  of that pattern .                                  

That skirt now fits.

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 […]