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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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Sew-along - Skirt Sewing Pattern N.75 - Part 1 → How to close the dart

In this post, I'd like to show how to sew this particular dart on skirt sewing pattern N.75. It's a curved dart, unlike the standard one - it has a way to give a better shape to this skirt, as the skirt has a raised waistline and no waistband. Further down, you can see how it looks on the pattern. The first thing to do is to mark the dart. Use an erasable marker pencil/pen and a tracing carbon paper to trace the dart on the mirrored skirt piece. Cut the dart on the pattern as shown below. You might have already noticed that my latest sewing patterns have lettered notches, the letters will help you figure out which pieces...

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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 already seen my sewing instructions, already 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 look professionally made, you just need to practice. So, I'm going to show how to make a French seam, once again.For the tutorial, you will need a regular...

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How to measure the sewing pattern → height, width, and the seam allowance in Adobe Reader free version

Sometimes you may have doubts about the size you picked to print out. Occasionally, I receive emails asking me about the garment measurements as some of you have difficulties in determining what size will fit better. Here is a tip on how to measure the pattern before you print. Open the sewing pattern, as usual, using the free version of Adobe Reader DC. You will need to open the Copy-Shop version (find it inside Bookmarks), then choose Tools → Measure or in the secondary toolbar, click Measuring Tool. To measure select the Distance tool  and to snap the measurement to the endpoint of a line, select Snap To Endpoints . Click the first point, move the pointer to the second point, and click again. See the below screenshots to get...

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