I’m in love with having pockets on my clothes (who isn’t?) and now, so is my daughter! She’s 22 months, and when I get her dressed in the morning she is searching for “pockee.” Taking this into consideration, I now have to make sure to add pockets to any outfit that I make for her. I have made in seam pockets, welt pockets, and applique pockets without a pattern, and my plan over the next two of my blogs is to teach you the same thing!
- how to measure your sidewaist
- how to calculate the adjustments to make to the pattern pieces
- how to adjust the pattern pieces
After reading this blog, you will be able to adjust your romper, and therefore any pattern, to your own sidewaist. And this is really great stuff to learn, because every body has their own measurements. Some of us have a long torso, some of us short one. And when you adjust your pattern pieces to your height, it is very helpfull to know if you need to adjust the bodice, the legs or both for height.
Sewing clothing is a lot of fun, and it gets better if you can make labels for your designs. Having a pretty label with your name or the cloth’s description will give your handmade clothing an authentic feel. You can choose to use ready-made labels or make your own.
Ready-made labels come in different designs, colors, shapes, and sizes. You may also decide to buy a tag from a store that custom makes them so that you can have something that resonates with your style.
This has been one of the biggest challenges for me since I started sewing.
I would love to be able to use the hanging method, but my storage space is very limited and with the number of patterns I print, it would, unfortunately, not be viable.
The best solution I found was to use plastic sleeves and ring binders.
I decided I wanted to try making a version that didn’t have a lined bodice, with a hemmed neck and sleeves. I know those sound like a lot of changes, but I knew it would turn out okay.
First to adjust the bodice, I mashed the Sunny Day Dress with the Watch and See Dress.
Every clothing sewist knows how important it is to make the most out of any great pattern. The Ellie and & Mac Around the Block Hoodie is no exception. Its fun and unique colour blocking allows for endless creative opportunities in itself.
But, I wanted to take it a step further. I wanted a nursing hoodie pattern without buying a nursing hoodie pattern. The Around the Block just seemed to scream it from the rooftops – “UHM, HELLO! HACK ME!”
So I did. And now you can, too!
Here is Lesley alias Frullemieke from the blog https://frullemieke.blogspot.be again for my second blogpost as EAM blogger.
You know me from the Turn the be rad hoodie into a dino sweater hack
and today I’m gonna show you how to hack the girls school cool dress into a fox dress. I wrote a tutorial with steps on how to sew your own fox dress.
Here we go:
1. Print and tape the pattern and cut out the pieces2. Take the front piece and search the middle of the armhole