The Ruby Slip #7 – Lace Bodice Variations

If you are sewing the Ruby Slip and would like to use a narrower lace on the bodice – here’s how!  I’ll show you how to adapt the bodice pattern pieces, and also how to convert the princess seam into gathers under the bust – like this one that I whipped up in honey coloured […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #3 – Pattern Amendments – Lining

Today is the day we make the lining for our jacket.  I’ve noticed a lot of patterns don’t even have linings, or  only the front is lined, so knowing how to make a full lining is a really useful thing to know.  Let’s get straight into it… Back Lining: Trace around your Back pattern, include […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #1 – Pattern Amendments – Outer Shell

Welcome to our first official RTW Tailoring Sewalong post!  By now hopefully you have your toile/muslin fitted, and any pattern alterations done.  If you are having any problems, post some photos in our Flickr pool or in the discussion board, and we’ll all do our best to give you helpful feedback.  And if you’re not […]

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The Miranda Skirt Pattern

Here’s how to make the pattern for a skirt with soft pleats on a waistband like my Miranda Skirt:   The pattern pieces are simply rectangles, so with a few measurements you can chalk it directly onto the cloth, but you can make a paper pattern first if you prefer.  It is worth doing a quick […]

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