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How to Sew a Sharp Corner Without Clipping

How to Sew a Sharp Corner Without Clipping

If any of my pattern instructions involves stitching a corner, inevitably one or more of my testers would tell me, “you forgot to say ‘clip seam allowance’ in the step.” That’s what I love about my testers. These ladies are detailed and diligent. I cannot express my appreciation enough for their help. (This post contains […]

4 Easy Ways to Tack Your Lining

4 Easy Ways to Tack Your Lining

Tacking the lining loosely to the garment is a technique used in several Itch to Stitch’s patterns. These tacks are called as “French Tacks”.  (I just looked up how many “French” sewing terms there are. Apparently we have French canvas, French curves, French darts, French seams and French tacks. The French seems to have invented many […]

How to draft a half circle skirt

Add a Half Circle Skirt to Your Pattern

In the last post, I mentioned taking advantage of your tried and true pattern, and do some minor modifications to create a different look. Why not? You worked so hard to make a dress or a top that fits you perfectly, then it is only logical to make more of it. But it doesn’t have to […]

Patch pocket on Emily Culottes

Awesome Patch Pocket – The Smarter Way

My mom told me, if I wanted great results, I had to work hard for it, because beautiful things never came easy. Now that I am a grown woman with my own experiences, I have realized that, most of the time, my mom is right. However, I’ve also learned that working smarter sometimes is more […]