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Spring Cardigan Jacket

Spring Cardigan Jacket

I love black and white for spring and was inspired by the catalog photos for this knit cardigan jacket, Vogue pattern #8819. Unfortunately the pattern did not come with any instruction for matching...

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Jeans are from the Vogue pattern v2852. I moved the zipper to the front and added pockets in the front. also added a button tab to the front. Made with red denim with little stretch. Very...

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How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

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When it comes to adding support to sleeve caps, you have a variety of options: standard, shaped, extended shoulder pads, and all manner of sleeve heads. In this case, we needed something different; we needed a little internal support.

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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

The design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your...

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The Square Shoulder Raglan Sleeve

The Square Shoulder Raglan Sleeve

The square shoulder raglan sleeve gives emphasis to the garment while also giving the ease of setting in a raglan sleeve. The the entire post on how to draft this sleeve can be found...

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How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

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The strong shoulder is a silhouette that seems to be here to stay for a while. Kenneth D. King shows you step-by-step how easy it is to draft this stylish sleeve style.

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How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

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I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it!

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Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

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Designer Angela Wolf shares a few tips on how to adjust shoulders to achieve a better-fitting sleeve.

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In green

In green

As a base I used a coat from the 90's, a classic form. I cut the pattern from the waist. The top of the jacket I cut open in several places, and extended the model to create a new form. I extended...

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Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

Collette Lady Gray Coat in Linton Tweed couture fabric

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I love this pattern.  I altered the sleeve length from 3/4 to full length and made the jacket double breasted.  It looks fab as a casual or a dressed up coat.

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Vogue Wedding Dress

Vogue Wedding Dress

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I have just made this wedding dress for my friend's wedding................ After looking around at wedding dress styles and a few trying ons at bridal shops she asked if I would make her dress for...

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How to Pretest Pattern Changes with Minipats

How to Pretest Pattern Changes with "Minipats"

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Audition pattern design changes in miniature to speed the process and save your pattern and fabric.

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Bishop Dress with Angel sleeves in pink Swiss Batiste

Bishop Dress with Angel sleeves in pink Swiss Batiste

Basic Bishop style pattern, using Pink Swiss Batiste, French seams, Hand Smocking, hand sewn Swarovski pearls, and delicate French baby lace on Angel sleeves, with a basic hem at the bottom of the...

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Bishop Dress with Angel Sleeves in Periwinkle Blue Gingham

Bishop Dress with Angel Sleeves in Periwinkle Blue Gingham

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This dress is constructed from a basic Bishop style pattern. A 100 % Cotton Periwinkle Blue Gingham fabric, was used.  100 % Cotton French Lace adorns the Angel sleeves.  French seams are used in...

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Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!

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Christening Gown - The Anglican

Christening Gown - "The Anglican"

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The material for this gown is Silk Dupioni with Organza, cotton insertion laces, silk satin ribbon and Swarovski pearls. The embroidery is hand sewn as is the piping and bead work. The buttons are...

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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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How to Add Mock Cuffs on Short Sleeves

How to Add Mock Cuffs on Short Sleeves

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This little detail gives a sporty look to a short sleeve.

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Armhole and Sleeve-Cap Seam Worksheet

Armhole and Sleeve-Cap Seam Worksheet

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Print out this handy worksheet to record armscye and sleeve-cap dimensions.

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