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I bought this used pattern in a charity shop, as it reminds me of my favourite summer top. It's for a 'trapeze shaped blouse' in two lengths with front button fastening, five different neckline and collar variations and patch…Continue
So, while I wait (impatiently) for my fiberfill to arrive, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on sewing some birthday gifts for my niece.…Continue
Many patterns feature jackets that don't have linings. But if you are used to wearing one with a lining, you will know the advantages. A lining covers up all the unsightly seams inside and eliminates the need to finish those seams. A lining helps the jacket keep its shape better. It provides more warmth if you need it. And, one of the nicest things, the lining makes the jacket slip on and off with ease over any item of…Continue
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Block fusing is a method that many modern tailors and home-sewists use to apply interfacing to fashion fabric yardage before the pattern pieces are cut out. Have you ever struggled keeping the interfacing layer from…Continue