Have you fallen in love with a pattern, only to find that it doesn’t come in your size? A few ladies told me that Itch to Stitch’s patterns don’t come in their sizes – some are smaller and some are la

How to Grade a Pattern Up or Down a Size (or Two

Have you fallen in love with a pattern, only to find that it doesn’t come in your size? A few ladies told me that Itch to Stitch’s patterns don’t come in their sizes – some are smaller and some are la

Make dress patterns from old clothes – Sew Some Stuff

Make dress patterns from old clothes

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratching off a pattern from clothing that I did not take apart. Either way there are several steps and accuracy is easier if you have the pieces to lay flat. I was not excited about using tape on a garment I planned to wear again, but 3M's blue painter's tape is made to be less tacky so there is no residue. As it turns out this is…

How to Copy a Garment That Fits Perfectly Without Taking It Apart

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratching off a pattern from clothing that I did not take apart. Either way there are several steps and accuracy is easier if you have the pieces to lay flat. I was not excited about using tape on a garment I planned to wear again, but 3M's blue painter's tape is made to be less tacky so there is no residue. As it turns out this is…

Free pattern! This sewing pattern for the York top from Seamwork is so versatile, plus you can make it in just 2 hours AND it's free. Their pattern subscription is the best! It's super affordable and I love that you can make all the patterns in just a few hours. For this free sample, just enter your email and they'll send it right to your inbox immediately.

Free pattern! This sewing pattern for the York top from Seamwork is so versatile, plus you can make it in just 2 hours AND it's free. Their pattern subscription is the best! It's super affordable and I love that you can make all the patterns in just a few hours. For this free sample, just enter your email and they'll send it right to your inbox immediately.

How to resize a pattern! This worked great! Made a size 12 pattern fit a size 14 - took a few tries to get it right.

How to Resize a Pattern

How to resize a pattern! This worked great! Made a size 12 pattern fit a size 14 - took a few tries to get it right.

How to do a full bust adjustment and a small bust adjustment, from patterns with darts to princess seams to patterns with no darts, there's a method here

How to Do a Bust Adjustment

How to do a full bust adjustment and a small bust adjustment, from patterns with darts to princess seams to patterns with no darts, there's a method here

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