• Sewing Tutorial | Lakeside Pajama Shorts Binding

    I thought I’d share a little tutorial on applying the bias binding to the shorts of the Lakeside Pajamas. The rest of the sewing is pretty straightforward but this part can get a little tricky due to the binding of the side seams. We’ll be starting with step 9 in the Lakeside Pajama instructions. Step […]

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  • Knit Scout Tutorial

    Are you guys ready for the knit Scout Tee instructions? I’ve made this tutorial using a serger for a majority of the construction but if you don’t have one, or just don’t prefer to use one, you can use a regular machine. If you are using a sewing machine rather than a serger, my recommendation […]

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  • Sewing Tutorials | Patching Lace

    I’ve noticed a lot of interest in sewing with lace around the internet lately and there seems to be a bit of trepidation in working with it. Lace can be intimidating – it’s usually more expensive than other fabrics, especially as you get into high quality lace – which can cause a bit of stress during the […]

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  • Notes on Marking

    After yesterday’s post about cutting out your Archer I got a lot of questions regarding the fact that I use a #2 pencil to do the majority of my marking. I thought I’d talk a little more about my marking methods really quickly. Above are my favorite marking tools, and they’re pretty much the only […]

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  • Tips + Tricks | Cutting Silk

    I get asked a lot what my tips for working with silk are and honestly, I don’t have that many. One thing I do every time I’m cutting silk, either for myself or at work, is cut it through paper. This is how I learned to cut silk in school and it was reinforced once […]

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  • Tips + Tricks | Smooth Collar Curves

    You know how sometimes when you clip and notch a curve, then turn it right side out it can create a very slight angle at the point where the clip or notch is? To avoid that and get super smooth curves trim and grade the seam close to the stitching line as I’ve done above. […]

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