In this article, you will learn three of the best approaches to adjusting commercial sewing patterns. This knowledge will add another layer of understanding when you fit sewing patterns.
In this article, you will learn the anatomy of the perfect beginner dress sewing pattern and why Vogue 9237 is it!
In this article, you will learn rules for transferring markings accurately; what registration marks you need to transfer from the sewing pattern to your cut out fabric; and how to transfer markings using various marking tools.
In this article, you will learn a few rules of cutting so that you avoid fugly results; several cutting approaches; and how to cut out a sewing pattern so that you end up with beautiful, smooth, even edges all the way around!
In this article, you will learn a few helpful rules to pinning a sewing pattern to fabric accurately and then how to do so accurately.
In this article, you will learn the important rules of laying out your sewing patterns; the four most common pattern layout options; the definition of nap vs. without nap; how to tell the right side vs. wrong side; how to use the pattern guide sheet to choose the best layout; and how to prep your tissue pattern for laying out!
In this article you will learn key tips that will make the journey to fitting your sewing patterns easier. For example, you will learn the definition of good fit; a mega cruise shipload of tips for making basic alterations; the 4 critical lengths; and several excellent fitting resources to help a sewist out!
In this article, you will learn the #1 rule of taking your body measurements; tips for taking accurate measurements; what supplies you need; and the four critical measurements you must take.
In this article, you will learn how to use your body measurements to choose your starting pattern sizes for dresses, blouses, jackets, coats, and skirts. You will also learn about the importance of finished garment measurements (FGMs).
In this article, you will learn how to read an imperial ruler: halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths. It is super easy, I promise!