Would you like to add an elastic waistband to your Gelato Dress? Today we’ll show you how to add a casing that can be used for elastic or a drawstring.Read More
how to do a dartless pivot-and-slide full bust adjustment
Sometimes you don’t want to add a dart to a pattern. The pivot-and-slide adjustments adds room for your bust without a dart. Learn how with our photo tutorial.
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!
two ways to add flare to a skirt
Are you interested in making a slim skirt more A-line in shape? We’ll show you how to add flare using our new Belgravia Knit Dress and Kensington Knit Skirt.
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 convert any pattern to a v neck
If you’ve ever hesitated to purchase or sew a particular pattern because you don’t like the neckline, you don’t need to let a simple detail like a scoop or crew neck prevent you from sewing it. In this tutorial Liesl shows you how to alter a pattern to make it into a V neck.
how to draft a turtleneck using any t-shirt pattern
Drafting a turtleneck for an existing t-shirt pattern is a simple task that doesn’t take much time. Learn how with this comprehensive photo 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 color block the gelato dress pattern
Learn how to color block the Gelato Blouse and Dress pattern–or any pattern–with this photo tutorial.
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.
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