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Sarah Veblen

  • From Muslin to Pattern, Step by Step

    One of the best ways to get a great fit in your sewn clothes is to start with a muslin test garment. But once you've pinned the muslin to fit,…

  • Transfer Muslin Fitting Changes to a Pattern

    Transfer Muslin Fitting Changes to a Pattern

    Making adjustments to a muslin to improve a garment’s fit is an important part of my sewing process. But my work isn’t over after the fitting. I always transfer the…

  • 10 Patternwork Skills

    Try these key refinements for more accurate sewing.

  • Pattern Adjustments to Fit a Small Bust

    If you typically find that garments are too loose over and around the bust, you may need to make a small-bust adjustment. Commercial patterns are drafted for a B-cup bust,…

  • Add a Yoke for Fit

    The relationship between fitting and garment seamlines fascinates me. Having a seam go over an area where fitting issues occur—for example, a princess seam at the bust—enables me to fine-tune…

  • Fabric Shopping with a Pro

    Simplify making decisions at the fabric store by systematically comparing swatches.