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Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a mandarin collar

Pattern Making Tutorial : How to draft a mandarin collar   That is a very simple tutorial showing step by steps instructions on how to draft a mandarin collar. The mandarin collar is the easiest of all the collars. You just need the neckline measurement (the neckline of your block needs to be enlarged slightly […]

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Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a puff Sleeve To understand the construction of a puff sleeve, I will illustrate that tutorial with 3 variations : Sleeve puff at the crown level Sleeve puff at the biceps level Sleeve puff at the elbow level In the three casses, the method is the same. I start […]

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Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum

Patternmaking Tutorial : How to draw a Peplum Choice of blocks This tutorial shows variations of peplums from hardly flared to full flared. A peplum is a kind of skirt attached to a top. In the pictures I used the same top part and pinned different peplum to show the contrast. We can either start […]

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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 […]

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Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line

Pattern making tutorial-how to draw a princess line   Drawing a princess line is part of our beginners pattern making classes. Here is a summary of ‘how to proceed” with step by instructions and pictures. We choose to show a princess line cut into the armhole but it could be done into the shoulder seam […]

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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 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 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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Instruction to sew the Top cowl

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