How the Pattern Barcode Works

If you have a Crescent Skirt or a Pendrell Blouse pattern in your stash, you’ve probably noticed the colourful, pointy-looking barcode at the back of the pattern. Does anyone know what it’s there for? I wanted to put illustrations instead of photos on the envelope cover, so that it was easy to picture the pattern […]

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Lonsdale Dress Patterns: Now In Stock!

It’s here! The Lonsdale Dress pattern is finally in stock! Click here to visit the store. To everyone that pre-ordered the pattern, thanks again for your support! This was by far the most successful pre-sale yet – selling so many patterns, I could barely fit them into my car! I shipped all of the advance […]

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Sewing a Boned Bodice With Plastic Boning

Hey, remember this dress? Here’s the third post in the Padded Bust Series! First we sewed abutted seams in cotton batting, and then we made padded bra cups by layering cotton batting. Today I’ll finish up the tutorial! We’ll sew a muslin version of our bodice, and add plastic boning to the seams. I’ll show […]

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Lonsdale Envelope Back: Metric Conversions

As promised, here is the Lonsdale Envelope Back, converted into metric measurements. Here’s a link to the PDF file as well. Save it to your computer, iPhone or print yourself a copy! Click here to view the PDF. I’ll post the PDF on the pattern store page as well for future reference! And I’ll post […]

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I Want to Learn More About…

Hello, everyone! I thought I’d post something different today instead of more outfit posts, and ask a question! With sewing, you’re always learning. Even I’m learning new things, and I’ve been sewing for twenty years, maybe more! That’s the wonderful part about hobbies – you’re always exploring, testing new ideas, and improving your skills. (Speaking […]

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