Archive for the Patterns Category

Matching Prints

This is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder, but even then there are some rules.  One of the best ways to study this is to look at the designers. Here is a Koos from Vogue 1377 and shows a great combination […]

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How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

This is a typical question from a lot of my student and subscribers.  Here’s the bottom line on this:  what is the hardest part to alter? I know you’re saying all of it – well, not so fast, there really is a pecking order here and it […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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Why is this a good jacket pattern?

There are a number of things that are right about this jacket from BurdaStyle. This is the basic pattern, and it does have a little younger cut, but it’s a cut that is classic enough that it works for a lot of different styles – ingenue and […]

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Vogue’s New Winter Patterns

There are some very interesting patterns here and I thought it would be interesting to spotlight a few of them that are particularly good. This doesn’t look like much but it’s got some great fitting lines.  If you are busty or need a lot through the bust, […]

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