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New Sewing Instructions for N.32 - Asymmetric Shirt

Many of you will have already noticed that I no longer user symbols in my sewing instructions - this applies to the new sewing patterns, but I'll gradually update the old ones, and some will be published here on this blog. So, here're the new sewing instructions for N.32 - Dropped shoulder cotton Shirt with wide neckline, Asymmetric Collar, and oblique button Placket:  Step 1 Join the shoulder seams. Make a French seam. Instead of the French seam, you can make a regular straight stitch at 1,5 cm from the edge, then finish the raw edge with a zig-zag stitch or a serger/overlocker.    Step 2  Join the collar P4 to the neckline of the shirt. As shown alongside, fold...

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New Sewing Instructions for N.7 - Knit mini Blazer

I have recently updated the sewing instructions for the sewing pattern N.7, so I decided to insert the sewing steps in this blog post, especially for those who purchased the pattern before September 2020. Step 1 Join the center back seams (segment X→Y) of the two front pieces P1. Make a straight stitch with a regular sewing machine at 0,7 cm from the raw edge. Press the seam opened. Step 2 On the previously joined together two front pieces P1, make a small cut almost up to the seam allowance into the corners with notch S. Then, join them to the back piece P3. Align the notches and center back. Make a straight stitch with a regular sewing machine at...

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How to Print my Sewing Patterns

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to print my sewing patterns. 1. Download the sewing pattern to your computer. 2. Open the sewing pattern using only Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. If you don’t have this software - get it here for free from Adobe website. 3. Once opened - find the Bookmarks button on your left of the screen and click. Browse the Bookmarks and find the sewing pattern bookmark. You will see two versions of the sewing pattern - the Print-at-Home and Copy-Shop version. If you print at home on A4 (210 mm×297mm) or Letter (8.5”×11” or 215.9 mm×279.4 mm), click the Print-At-Home Version. The Print-At-Home Version will be displayed on your screen.  4. Now find Layers button  , always on your left of the...

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The new Pattern file - what's in.

You might have already noticed, the last week I skipped the blog post - I'll try to make it up with this week's post. So today's post is not on how to sew something - in this one, I'll try to make an introduction to the new pattern file. You already know that when you purchase my sewing patterns on Etsy - you receive from 4 to 5 .pdf files per sewing pattern. Now, the new sewing patterns will come in one single file - you will still have the 4 or 5 separate files on Etsy, but when you purchase a pattern on my web site you get only one file per sewing pattern which includes: printing instructions, pattern layout, sewing...

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Sew-along → Part 2 - Sewing the pocket on Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75

In today's post, I'd like to show how to sew the pockets on the skirt - Sewing Pattern N.75. Some may have difficulties with the curved part of the pocket - and here's a tip that may help you sew it easily in a few steps.  Firstly, double fold the upper raw edge of the pocket - 1st at 1 cm or 3/8" and 2nd at 3 cm or 1,18", and stitch as shown below. Before continuing, you can finish the raw edges with a serger or sewing machine with stitches similar to a serger. Now set the machine to a long regular stitch and make a stitch on the pocket's curved part at circa 5 mm (1/8" would be fine...

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