Sewing Patterns

Understanding Garment Ease

In this article, you will learn the definition of ease; the three types of garment ease; and the minimum amount of required ease. You will also learn at the end of the day, on the subject of ease, you decide.

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How to Assess Your Figure

In this article, you will learn an often unknown or unstated FACTOID about commercial sewing patterns; how to assess your figure for easier fitting; and an attitude adjustment that all women need to hear and embrace with their whole heart!

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How to Duplicate Your Sewing Patterns

In this article, you will learn the benefits of duplicating your commercial sewing patterns; the supplies you need to do so; and how to efficiently duplicate a sewing pattern. You will also learn the virtues of expanded sewing patterns and how to make them.

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What You Need to Know to Fit a Sewing Pattern

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!

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How to Layout a Sewing Pattern

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!

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