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  • Morris Sew-Along: Sleeve Facings

    We’re now onto the last step of our Morris Blazers, attaching the sleeve facings. To begin, sew the edges of each facing together, press the seams open, and grade the seam allowance. Next sew the narrower edge of the facing to the edge of the sleeve with the underarm seams aligned. Grade the seam allowance […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Attaching the Facing

    We’re now going to attach the facing we made yesterday to the blazer. Start by aligning the center back seams of the blazer and facing with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. From there match the lapel points and pin between them and the center back seam. Next we’re going to align […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Making the Facing

    Today we’re going to assemble the main facing that finishes the collar and hem. Begin by taking your two front facing pieces and stitching them together along the center back seam. Press the seam allowance open and grade it in half. This is an alternative to the finishing method in the booklet, instead of turning the […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Setting Your Sleeves

    To begin the process of inserting your sleeves we first need to assemble the sleeves. Start by sewing the underarm seam of each sleeve, finish the seam as desired (I serged mine) and press them towards the back of the garment. Next you’re going to place two lines of basting stitches to help gather any […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Assembling the Body

    Today we’re going to work through Morris Blazer steps 1-8 in the pattern booklet. Begin by fusing all of your interfacing to the corresponding pieces. You don’t need to do this immediately but I prefer to get it out of the way at the beginning of the project so you don’t have to stand around […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Cutting

    Cutting the Morris is pretty self explanatory but I wanted to touch on a quick point or two. Above are the pieces you’ll need to cut from your self fabric – this is the main fabric you’re using for your blazer. To the left in the above image are the pieces that you’ll need to cut in […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Adjustments

    Today as requested I have a few specific fit adjustments for you – lengthening and shortening the pattern, and a full bust adjustment. First up is lengthening and shortening the blazer. I’ll be showing the back here, but the same method applies to any piece in the pattern. 1. Start by locating the pattern piece you […]

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  • Morris Sew-Along: Choosing Fabrics

    Today we’re going to talk a little bit about choosing fabrics for your Morris Blazer. The Morris is drafted for use with fabrics that have a bit of stretch so lets talk about what this means for both wovens and knits. one | two | three | four If you’d like to make your Morris in a woven you’re […]

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  • Morris Blazer Sew Along Announcement

    Just wanted to drop a quick note that the Morris Blazer Sew Along will be starting next week. The pattern isn’t very difficult so it’s likely it will only be 6 days long, but a lot of people have been asking for it so I want to get it up on the site. As of […]

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  • Introducing The Morris Blazer

    I’m so excited to finally announce that the Morris Blazer is now available for purchase! Now lets get to know the Morris a little better. I originally designed the Morris back when I was still doing Hound and produced it for 2 seasons (Fall ’11 and Spring ’12) before I quit to have more time to […]

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  • December is Archer Appreciation Month

    Hey guys, I have some super exciting news for you. Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy and Rochelle of Lucky Lucille have put together a little challenge called Archer Appreciation Month for December! I was beyond excited when they contacted me about it, you guys know I need no reason to sew one up for myself but […]

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