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how to do a broad shoulder adjustment

Do you have broad shoulders? If your tops feel tight across the shoulders, you may need a broad shoulder adjustment. A garment that is too narrow in the shoulders can pull at the armhole seams. The sleeves may look distorted, …

adding welt pockets to the extra-sharp pencil skirt

Shelley modified the Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt to look even sharper, by borrowing a detail from another Liesl + Co. pattern. We think this is such a clever idea. Read on to see how she did it.

tutorial: how to pattern-match a patch pocket

Lori’s Montauk Trousers feature comfy patch pockets big enough to hold her cell phone. Wait, you can’t see them? Neither can we. She did an amazing job of matching the floral, and she’s here today to teach you how she did it!

erica’s montauk shorts: a tutorial

The Montauk Trousers pattern makes a fabulous pair of summer shorts, too. Erica is here from the Advisors Circle to show you how to alter the pattern in this simple tutorial.

how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment

Adjusting the shoulder width of a sewing pattern is a simple alteration that can drastically improve the fit of your handmade garment. Learn how to do a narrow shoulder adjustment with this photo tutorial. These instructions can also be used in reverse to do a wide shoulder adjustment.

how to sew a fully enclosed welt pocket

Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to sew a welt pocket with a clean finish on the inside that allows you to show off a beautiful design or a fun print.

how to do a high round back adjustment

Pattern adjustments are often necessary to achieve a custom fit. Learn to do a high round back adjustment with this photo tutorial. It’s a simple adjustment that can make an enormous difference in the fit of a garment.

how to add a bust dart to a dartless pattern

If your bust is larger than a B cup, you might want to make adjustments to some patterns to add a bust dart in order to help get a better fit. This tutorial shows you how to do it.

how to shorten a metal zipper

Would you like to shorten a metal zipper? Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial that will show you how you can do that.