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Now Available: Cordova Jacket PDF Pattern

The Cordova Jacket pattern is now available as a PDF download! Do you ever look at a photo and remember how cold it was? That’s what I think every time I see this photo. Brrr. The Cordova Jacket is a great zip-front jacket with peplum-style seaming. It’s interesting as this pattern was first released in […]

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Make Yourself a Topstitching & Edgestitching Cheat Sheet

On a project like the Granville Shirt, there’s a lot of topstitching and edgestitching. If you’re using a very small stitch length, like I am, you certainly want to avoid unpicking at all costs. Here’s what I did – I made a topstitching and edgestitching cheat sheet! It’s just a scrap of paper where I […]

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Now Available: Pendrell Blouse PDF Pattern

Our very first sewing pattern of them all, the Pendrell Blouse, is now available as a PDF download! Now that’s an old photo. This is well before Sewaholic Patterns was a real business! I was still employed full-time at my old job and this was my favourite photo-taking spot on my way to work. Nice brick […]

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Shirtmaking: How to Glue-Baste

Glue-basting is awesome! It feels like cheating, but if David Page Coffin recommends it then it can’t be wrong. I used his book Shirtmaking for the construction of my Liberty-print Granville Shirt and one of the things in it is glue-basting. I thought I’d talk about it in detail as it will come up again […]

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