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  • Hemlock Variation 01: Split Hem Sweater

    As promised in our last post today I have instructions on how to make your own Hemlock pattern with side splits! It’s really very easy so you’ll have one of your own in no time. For this tutorial you’ll need the Hemlock pattern, which you can get by signing up for our newsletter in the sidebar. […]

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  • Archer + Alder Version 02

    Today I’ll be walking you through another version of combining the Alder and Archer patterns to create a dress. If you remember, we posted the first Alder + Archer variation shortly after the Alder was released. That version used the complete Alder pattern and required you to re-draft the yoke to combine with the Archer […]

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  • Willow Variation 01: Cropped Tank

    Today I’m going to talk about turning the Willow Tank into a cropped top! Typically when lengthening or shortening a pattern piece you’ll want to use the lines marked on the pattern. When shortening the Willow into a crop however, we recommend shortening from the bottom. This keeps the top from becoming too wide at the […]

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  • Archer Pleated Popover Variation Tutorial

    Back when we introduced the Archer Popover Variation Pack we had a lot of people interested in a tutorial on how to put a pleat at the bottom of the center front placket. Today we’re going to show you how to do just that! You’ll need to make a few alterations to your pattern to begin […]

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  • Best of 2015: Variations and Tutorials

    Have you noticed we have a theme going this December? We have spent this last month of 2015 talking a lot about the patterns we have put out, our personal makes, and what’s been a hit on the blog. To stay in that theme, we wanted to take the time to look back on some […]

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  • Lark Variation Three: Colorblock Top

    Today I’ve got our third Lark Tee variation for you, and this one is a classic colorblock tee. You can see our previous variations here and here if you happened to miss those. This variation has a lot of potential for print and fabric mixing which I always love. It’s a really easy variation that adds […]

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  • Madewell Scout Variation: Pattern Tutorial

    As promised, here is the first tutorial in making the Scout Tee Madewell variation. I broke this down into two sections because it was getting pretty long as one post. For this variation tutorial you will need the following things… Scout Tee Pattern Rulers (straight and curved) Pencil Paper You can click the below images […]

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  • Pattern Tutorial | Long Sleeved Scout Variation

    Okay, are you all ready for the tutorial portion of this variation? Here we go! Crazy patterned tights are optional, you will need the Scout Tee pattern however. Figure 01 | Begin by tracing off your sleeve pattern. Draw a line from the center of the shoulder down the length you’d like your sleeve to […]

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  • Pattern Tutorial | Full Length Kat Variation

    Turning the Kat Dress into a floor length dress without colorblocking like this version is really pretty easy. As far as the bodice you’re going to use the four lining pieces not only for the bodice lining, but for the bodice itself. For each of these pieces double the amount listed on the pattern piece […]

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  • Alternate Archer Pocket

    Sorry this took so long guys, it’s been a wild and crazy week. I turned 31 on Saturday and ooh boy it was an odd feeling. Anyway, I’m back and ready to show you how to make the pocket I used on my Sleeveless Archer. In order to make this pocket the way I did […]

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  • Pattern Tutorial | Maritime Shorts Variation

    I’m almost ready to post the sewing tutorial for the Maritime Shorts but I figured I should post this pattern tutorial before I do the sewing tutorial since I’ll be showing you how to sew the both the original version and this modified variation with a curved side hem (shown here).  Here goes…the curved hem […]

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  • Pattern Tutorial | Adding Lining to an Unlined Blazer

    You may know that I am planning a polka dot blazer this summer and in deciding what sort of blazer I wanted to make I went to three places… My closet to see what types of blazers I have that I wear a lot, the internet to see what sort of blazers are out there […]

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  • pattern tutorial | scout full back pattern

    I mentioned in my post on my Red Wool Scout that I would be posting this tutorial on how to get the fuller back. Unfortunately it’s about a week late, but better late than never right? I hope so at least! Anyway, follow these directions and you’ll have a scout with a swing! As usual […]

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