Hello, I'm Jen, a designer & patternmaker living in Chicago, IL. I publish a line of sewing patterns, post tutorials, tips & tricks, and personal projects. For more info about myself, the patterns, and a few FAQ, click here
Author Archives: Jen Beeman
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to work French seams on the waistline seam of the Alder Shirtdress. Here’s a little tutorial to show you how to make this happen. This tutorial assumes that you already know how … Continue reading
It’s getting to be fall which is always a time where I start reassessing my wardrobe. Probably something to do with the ingrained back to school feeling, the fact that fall is my favorite season, my love for long sleeves … Continue reading
Today I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to turn the Alder Shirtdress into an Alder Shirt! I’m showing View B here but you can do the same thing with view A for a more classic sleeveless … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve done a finished project post but I’m getting back on the horse and today we have my finished Benton Sweater! I started this sweater in mid April when I needed a road trip knitting project. … Continue reading
Now that I no longer work from home and now have”after work time,” I’ve been getting a lot of evening knitting done which is pretty exciting! I just finished up my Benton sweater, now it’s back onto Stonecutter. Personally I’m not letting the fact … Continue reading
Today’s Alder Shirtdress variation is an easy one, the Mandarin Collar. You don’t need any extra pattern pieces, in fact you need less. The mandarin collar is actually just the collar stand without the addition of the collar. Start by … Continue reading
Today’s a quick post…the hem. Before you begin, line up the front button bands of your dress to make sure they both ended up the same length and adjust accordingly. Fold the hem up 1/4″ and press. Fold up 1/4″ … Continue reading
Today in the Alder Sew Along we’re binding armholes. To follow along click below!
Today we’ll be assembling and attaching the collar. This post is extremely photo heavy, about 32 photos, so if you’re here for the sew along, click below. If not browse on!