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The sewing pattern file - what's inside

After several attempts to make the pattern file easy to understand and use, here is the final file.   Once you've downloaded the pattern file to your computer, open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The app is FREE, and you can download it from the official website here - if you open the file using a different app, you may not see the pattern files in the Attachments. If you don't want to download and use the Adobe app to open my patterns, I appreciate your interest in my designs, but you should consider not buying my sewing patterns. Don't get me wrong - you know that when you have an XLSX file to open, you'll use Excel and not Word....

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Updated Sewing Pattern N.78

I have recently updated the Sewing Pattern N.78.  Here is the list of changes and improvements I've made: 1.  Grading. It applies only to the sizes from 42 to 54. I've shortened the bust/skirt length and added some more wrap to the front. In the photo, the model is wearing size 52 without any alterations. Model measurements: bust 109 cm/42,9 in; waist 108 cm/42,5 in; hips 115 cm/45,3 in. And also, mannequin measurements: bust 110 cm/43,3 in; waist 93 cm/36,6 in; hips 114 cm/44,9 in.   2.  I added a new version for the blouse with less peplum on the bottom. This version requires less fabric, is easier to sew, and is less formal, suitable for the everyday wardrobe. 3. ...

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New Sewing Instructions for N.32 - Asymmetric Shirt

Many of you will have already noticed that I no longer use 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 open. 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 0,7...

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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 the 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 the Layers button, always on your left of the screen, click the button and select...

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