Category Archives: Sewing methods

Neat Handstitching Tip

This week I set the lining into the coat I’m remaking and attached the collar. I needed to make some shoulder pads, and re-attach some little ‘tapes’ of lining to hold the bottom of the armhole seam to the top … Continue reading

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Downsizing a Coat

How do you feel about doing alterations?  About as much fun as a wet week-end in Margate? So, round of applause please, for the simple fact that I’m getting to grips with trying to size down a coat. (OK. I … Continue reading

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Fusing a Fifties Jacket

The pattern I was busy tracing last post was a Burda jacket, from one of their extra magazines. It’s a rerun of a 50s pattern. The pieces are cut and I’m fusing like fun. Well, no, not fun. My relationship … Continue reading

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No Seam Trouser Pockets

I made a couple of pairs of linen trousers in 2012 and am fishing out my pattern for a re-run. It’s a fairly standard shape, wide legs but not elephantine, side pockets, shaped waistband set slightly lower than natural waistline. … Continue reading

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Truck with Tucks

I’ve taken a few days out from the coat decision process to sew a shirt in some orange voile I bought in a sale from a local Myrtille three years ago. The idea was to play around with meandering pin tucks as … Continue reading

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Fitted Blouse Construction

The pattern. The front bodice section has a deeper than average underarm dart because the cup size is increased. Similarly there are four waist darts in the front to grab the fullness under the bust line, rather than increasing shaping … Continue reading

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Ufology dilemmas

Backstory.  I saw a sleeve I liked in an Armani collection. I ordered red bouclé for the coat, but didn’t want to risk hacking into it without testing the pattern. A test jacket got half made. Afficionados of Fabricland will … Continue reading

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