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melanie’s rush hour pop-on peplum

When you spend so much time working on a handmade garment, you want to maximize how you can wear it. Melanie from the Advisor’s Circle is sharing how she adapted the Rush Hour dress to be convertible. With this modification, she can wear the dress two ways!

fabric shopping in mumbai

We’re continuing our fabric shopping series, visiting cities from all over the world. Today we’re bringing you a fabric shopping guide for Mumbai, India.

how i wear it: lyndsey’s melville vest

Are you ready to transition your wardrobe to fall in the Northern Hemisphere?  How many handmade pieces do you have that span multiple seasons?  Lyndsey shares how she styles her Melville vest for an early fall look.

the fitting room: lyndsey’s lisboa walking shorts

Lyndsey shares how she applied a new pants fitting method to the Lisboa Walking Shorts pattern. While several methods are available for fitting pants, stitchers still find the task challenging. The new method that Lyndsey is trying in this post gets results faster, taking the fear and frustration out of the process.

belgravia knit dress + bento tee mash-up

Melanie, a member of the Advisors’ Circle, is sharing a mash-up of two of her favorite patterns. We love how she created a casual version of the Belgravia by using the Bento Tee for the bodice.

lyndsey’s enmore dress

We love the drama Lyndsey added to the Enmore Halter Dress with a simple pattern alteration. She is sharing the steps she used to create the look.

asmita’s enmore top

Asmita, from the Advisor’s Circle,has returned to discuss how she adjusted the Enmore top for her shape and comfort. She tackled a new fit challenge and ended up with a fantastic new make!

tutorial: classic shirt to tiered dress

We love the tired shirtdress that Mire made from the Classic Shirt pattern. She has provided a tutorial on how she altered the pattern to meet her vision. Check out this easy pattern hack. She liked it so much she sewed two!

the fitting room: enmore full bust adjustment

Lyndsey demonstrates how to use a full bust adjustment and dart manipulation to add fullness to the Enmore Top without adding a dart. The result is a fantastic fit and great look for this pattern.

mire’s lisboa walking shorts

Mire is sharing two pairs of Lisboa Walking Shorts that she made. She used Linen remnants for her stash, perfect for the hot summer months! And we love the self-fabric belt she added!

sharon’s enmore dress

Depending on the fabric choice, two garments sewn from the same pattern can look entirely different. We love the fabulous special occasion dress Sharon made using the Enmore pattern. She demonstrates how choosing the right fabric can take a dress from daywear to something made for a celebration.