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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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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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