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Sabrina B.

  • I was hesitant to buy the pencil skirt pattern because I bike to work, but a colleague of mine says she can bike in her pencil skirts. I’m excited to use the Extra Sharp Pencil Skirt to give it a try. Pencil skirts *are* extremely sharp looking!

    In preparing, I’m curious to know more about the issue of lining. The pattern calls for an unlined…[Read more]

  • I’m glad to hear it wasn’t just me!

    In my second version, I did use a bias strip to finish the sleeve hem and it worked much better. I first trimmed the sleeve so that the hemming would match the 1/4″ seam allowance for the bias binding (instead of the 5/8″ hem the pattern is designed for). Then I used a bias strip and followed the instructions…[Read more]

  • The book Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa has a shirt with a collar like this, but there is no front placket, only a front seam (and it is for boys, not grown ups). I think it is a classy look. But finding another pattern with this element may be a good place for you to start in adapting your current shirt pattern. Good luck! Sabrina

  • Hello! On my first Terrace Dress I found it difficult to sew the hem on the sleeves (View A). When I turned the hem under, it wouldn’t meet the fabric of the sleeve near the side seam. When I stitched the hem, I was unable to stitch it down at the side seam.

    I’ve cut a second dress and am wondering if I should try a different strategy. Any…[Read more]

  • Thanks for your reply! I figured it was not a big deal. I was mostly curious. But I often need to move the shoulder seam forward, so was thinking that if I did it for this pattern, I’d wonder where I was shooting for.

  • Hello! The Terrace Dress is described as having a “forward shoulder” and I’m wondering where the shoulder seam should sit.

    I’ve already made one version and have planned two more. This pattern has been great for jump starting my sewing mojo. Thanks, Liesl!

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