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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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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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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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Step-By-Step Guide - French Seam

This post is for those who just discovered my sewing patterns or have recently decided to dive into the sewing world and - at some point, are wondering: how could I nicely finish the seam allowances without the overlock (serger) machine?!Who has already seen my sewing instructions knows that I love making French seams. This seam finishing is ideal if you are working with sheer or lightweight fabrics. It might seem hard to execute, but to me, it is the easiest and the faster to make; if you want your garment to look professionally made, you need to practice.So, I'm going to show you how to make a French seam, once again.You will need a regular sewing machine, scissors, pins,...

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