• Tips + Tricks | for sewing with silk

    Silk… the only fabric that has its own adjective; of or resembling silk, especially in being soft, fine and lustrous. It elevates garments from casual to formal. It’s elegant and of course… expensive. But there is no reason to be intimidated by it. With the right techniques it is easy to work with! Here are […]

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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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  • 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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  • Thread Chains

    We were just talking about our love of thread chains in the studio in relation to a new pattern we’re about to release and we started wondering, do you guys use thread chains? They’re great for keeping two layers of fabric together when you still need to allow for movement such as a main fabric and […]

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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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