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Making a Collar Stand Template

To get a really nice collar stand, the stitching around the centre front corner needs to be perfect. Each side needs to be exactly the same, too! One way to get nice results is to make a collar stand template. Here was my first attempt at sewing the collar stand: Yeah, no. Not good enough […]

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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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Tailored Coat Project: Progress

Happy Wednesday everyone! Caroline here. Before I talk about the progress on my tailored coat, I want to tell you about some fun Blackbird Fabrics news! It’s my birthday on Monday, so why not celebrate with a sale? I’m offering 20% off all fabrics and dressmaking supplies, starting on Friday. Just use the code ‘BIRTHDAYSALE’ […]

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