• 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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  • Cutting Fabric Folded vs. Flat

    I was cutting out this sweatshirt over the weekend and ended up trying a few different layouts before I settled on the one that worked. I thought I would show the difference in yardage needed to cut this pattern with the fabric folded vs. the fabric flat. Home sewing patterns have you cut your pieces […]

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  • Tips & Tricks | Archer Yoke on the Bias

      A quick little tip for your plaid Archers if you’d like to cut your outer yoke on the bias, consider cutting the inside yoke on the straight grain. I find this cuts down a bit on stretch at the shoulder seam and neckline. Super easy!

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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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