Vogue 8769: So that’s how it goes together!

I love reading pattern instructions. Especially complex or vintage patterns. (Or complex vintage patterns.) How did they do that? How do all of those flat pieces of fabric combine to form a finished garment? I’m always curious to read how they come together! Like this dress: Vogue 8769. This is the one I traced off […]

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Presenting the next pattern… the Crescent Skirt!

I’m thrilled to introduce the next pattern from Sewaholic Patterns: the Crescent Skirt! It’s a fantastic gathered skirt, that’s both flattering to wear and easy to sew! Here’s the envelope front: And here’s the finished skirt! This is View B, the fully gathered skirt in the shorter length, with optional trim added along the yoke […]

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How to Sew On a Button

Using the Tartan Plaid Cape as an example, let me show you how to sew on a button! It’s the ‘joke’ task, when people talk about not knowing how to sew, they say they can’t even sew on a button. It’s amazing that people will throw out perfectly good suits, coats, and trousers, all because […]

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A Cape Update: Padstitching

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! How about a change of scenery after all the school updates and Pendrell blouse posts? Here’s an update on the vintage tartan cape I started! We’ve matched the plaids, we’ve pressed the darts, and pretty soon the cape will be finished! This is a very simple piece to […]

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