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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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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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Coming Up: Shirtmaking Tips and Tutorials

The Granville Shirt pattern is one of my all-time favourites and a pattern I plan to sew many times for myself! Coming up, I’m putting together some shirtmaking tips. I took a ton of photos when sewing my Liberty-print Granville Shirt and thought I would write up some tutorials on the tricky parts. It’s not a sew-along […]

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My Liberty-Print Granville Shirt

First off, I’m so happy that you like the Granville and Oakridge patterns! What an exciting week last week. First a very positive reception to our pattern improvements, and then a successful launch of our two new designs. Caroline, Marissa and I worked hard on these ones and it’s so nice to have them out in the world. […]

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oakridge blouse by sewaholic patterns

Introducing the next pattern… the Oakridge Blouse!

I’m excited to introduce our second new pattern for 2015, the Oakridge Blouse! The Oakridge Blouse is a modern take on the bow blouse. It also includes a collarless version without the bow. Originally when I was working on this design, I wanted to include all of these variations in the Granville Shirt, but it worked […]

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granville shirt from sewaholic patterns

Introducing the next pattern… the Granville Shirt!

I’m excited to announce our first new pattern of 2015 today… the Granville Shirt! I just love this photo. Look at that crisp collar! The Granville Shirt is a button-front collared shirt with a great fit. It’s got a two-piece collar and stand, self-lined yoke, tailored plackets and cuffs, and front button band. Basically, it’s […]

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