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Category Archives: Construction

What i Made: The Nettie Bodysuit + Giveaway

posted on 05/12/2014, by

It’s a familiar scene: a harried woman is perched in front of her closet and wailing to herself, “I have nothing to wear!” The absence of appropriate attire is a legitimate reason to lament, which is why having staples and basics is imperative to well-being and well-dressing. You’ll always know what to reach for. A  Continue Reading »

Colette Guide to Sewing Knits Giveaway

posted on 04/28/2014, by

Sewing knits is uncharted territory for many seamstresses. Unlike wovens, they have a give that it not exact, and because of that, it can be frustrating and hard to handle. Getting to know knits – their structure, how they’re made, best ways to cut, most effective tools, etc. – can make the leap into this  Continue Reading »

Minimum Stretch in Underwear

posted on 04/14/2014, by

Undies are one of the easiest garments to sew (don’t ask me to call them panties, because I won’t). Streamlining construction, I combine the front and the back pieces at the crotch, so the only seams to sew are the side seams. Easy to make, yes, but I need more hands and fingers to tell  Continue Reading »

Madalynne’s Guide to Rhinestones and Beading

posted on 03/30/2014, by













      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In 1 hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now! If you can't attend the class, I will be teaching it in person this winter here in Philadelphia; EMAIL ME to be put on the waiting list.

       

      MORGAN joined the matchy matchy club and made a coordinating set. A little linen ensemble, it's a surefire victory.

       

      What are your favorite films for inspiration? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns discuss.

       

      Even though Oonapallooza is over, MARCE is stunning us once again in another spectacular dress. Stop it, you're making us look bad!

       

      NOVITA inspired me 2 and a 1/2 years ago to get into bra making and she's done it again by constructing a sports bra. Not just any sports bra, but a hot pink sports bra.

       

      Totally loving KATE'S blouse back tee.

       

      DEVON is hosting a fabric stash sale on Instagram. How genius of her, right?! Give her leftover fabrics a loving new home @missmake_destash

       

      I'm not the only one who made a pair of pants recently. RACHEL made the ultimate summer trousers.

       

      On the subject of pants, KATIE made not one pair, but 3! And she offers a tutorial for how to fix a fly zipper. Now, that's a good blogger and a good seamstress!