Put an ombré spin on a gored pattern.
You can reduce a collar and its stand at the center back. Learn more about how to make a collar smaller.
Too-wide shirt shoulders can have different causes. Learn how to alter shirt shoulders.
You can start with a store-bought shirt and easily customize the sleeve length with these techniques.
A new exhibition showcases exquisite works from the Royal School of Needlework’s 150-year history.
This spring, enjoy the contemporary trend for coats with extra-large embellishments by trying large appliqué.
Altering a fitted dress pattern to create a one-shoulder design is easy, and you can adapt the look to suit any aesthetic.
Is there a best practice for determining the shape of the reinforcement piece?
Although the lattice collar appears to be woven, it’s less complicated than that.
An outside vent on the sleeve is a make-or-break detail on a designer jacket.
Diop is a Detroit-based fashion label started in 2018. Learn more about this streetwear that celebrates heritage and diversity.
One of the most underappreciated pieces of sewing equipment is the lowly ironing board.
The arrival of a new season feels like a fresh start, and the memo from designers is clear: It’s time to forget the sweats and have fun with fashion again.
If the pattern you choose doesn’t have pockets, you can add some that don’t interrupt the lines of the garment, such as in-seam pockets.
As you start custom-fitting commercial sewing patterns to your own figure, you may find yourself doubting the pattern shapes you create.
Nothing prepared me for the joy experienced by sewing for my nieces, Lucianne and Audrey, and my nephews, Ian and Domenic.
A youthful, off-the-shoulder, blouson style, this top has an edge that sits above the waistline. Read our full review of BurdaStyle 112621.
This ensemble pattern contains several garments. Read our full review here.
This fully lined, A-line raincoat ends at the lower hip. Read our full review of the Amy Nicole Studio Whitney Raincoat 5007 pattern, here.
Put on your dancing shoes—this dress is meant for twirling. Read our full review of the By Hand London Sandeep Dress pattern.
This flowing surplice-front top with a peplum has a nice drape. Read our full review here.
This is a calf-length dress features a round neckline with a slit opening at center front. Read our full review here.
Belt loops for jeans can be difficult to sew onto the garment since they are thick and narrow. Make a custom jig for easy, even topstitching.
Check out these reader tips for improvised sewing notions.
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