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Pinned Topic Reality check on the sway back adjustments (Pages 1 2 3 ... 9)
Oh, really?
tourist 83 4/1/12 7:33 PM by a7yrstitch
Pinned Topic Full Bust Alteration (FBA)
The *Definitive* List of PatternReview.com and Other WWW Resources
Debbie Cook 3 9/16/05 10:47 AM by seKimberlyso
Butterick 5846
Making it sleeveless
Liamsmama 2 Today at 5:18 AM by cocosloft
Lutterloh (Pages 1 2 3 ... 233)
ALFALFA 2322 7/25/14 6:18 PM by Sewsillymom
vintage patterns
iamawahm 5 7/25/14 2:46 PM by rainessa
Fleece...what kind of fleece?
JTink 7 7/25/14 7:32 AM by JTink
Converting a shoulder princess seam to an armscye one
Yobtaf 5 7/25/14 2:50 AM by Yobtaf
Bat wings
JTink 4 7/24/14 1:28 PM by JTink
Jalie 2449 - question about the sleeves
marymary86 3 7/23/14 11:33 PM by LauraTS
Altering the StyleArc Eliizabeth top
This is waay more complicated than I thought
OP Gal 4 7/23/14 9:57 AM by OP Gal
Question on Bodice Sloper a professional is making for me
Concerns sleeve cap
kajero 7 7/23/14 4:39 AM by Doris W. in TN
one inch square??
Printing an e-pattern
Annie- oh 6 7/20/14 11:02 PM by Annie- oh
Grainline archer shirt sleeve
Loreen 1 7/20/14 9:37 PM by mistyknits
Patternmaking Book Recommendation? (Pages 1 2)
Do I even need one?
ejslks 11 7/20/14 2:31 PM by frame
Adding a cowl to an existing top? (Pages 1 2)
need advice please
sewpelican 16 7/15/14 4:44 PM by sewpelican
Adding width to front pant inner legs (Pages 1 2 3)
kajero 22 7/14/14 4:36 PM by Laurie Lou
Help on a FBA on Vogue 8880
Cocoyorkie 6 7/11/14 7:28 PM by Cocoyorkie
ISO: Loose Leaf Insert for Pattern Drafting Vol. II
juniev 3 7/11/14 7:15 PM by audsews
Closely fitted muslin . . .
should I widen back a tad to accommodate bulk of zipper?
Mole Princess 1 7/10/14 7:13 PM by Lena Merrin
Please post your favorite notched collar tute (Pages 1 2)
MrsCharisma 12 7/10/14 3:24 PM by Skaapie
Help with dress remake
Eilidh 2 7/10/14 3:10 AM by Eilidh
How to adjust a pattern for large upper arms
Heavenly Design 9 7/8/14 8:26 AM by geniknits
Burda...6/2014...103...directions...Wait...WHAT ?
anae 4 7/8/14 7:24 AM by HanPanda
Patterns for tall pears (Pages 1 2)
CKsewist 10 7/7/14 9:07 PM by CKsewist
Very full upper arms (Pages 1 2)
kiwi 19 7/7/14 9:04 PM by a7yrstitch
Burda Tutorial for drafting your own pants (Pages 1 2)
marymary86 12 7/6/14 2:37 PM by Brine
changing bias to straight grain
rmusic1 4 7/5/14 5:40 AM by rmusic1
Altering RTW jeans jacket (Pages 1 2 3)
to pretty it up a bit?
Handshake 22 6/30/14 1:48 PM by Handshake
Please help me approximate waist measurement in inches for different rtw sizes
Guessing approx. waist size for surpirise jersey maxis for bridesmaids based on rtw size
sewing in the city 9 6/30/14 12:38 PM by JeanM
change a boat neck to something else
MariaDenmark Kirsten Kimono tee
shiborisan 4 6/29/14 8:57 PM by shiborisan
Convert button front shirt to popover
need help in general on how to accomplish this
rachella 5 6/29/14 4:39 PM by dianals
How to alter girl's skirt pattern
How many sections in a circular skirt?
MartiP 3 6/29/14 8:45 AM by MartiP
Altering pattern from woven fabric to stretch knit
Changing ease
cgmemphis 5 6/28/14 11:51 AM by PattiAnnJ
Scout Woven Tee (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
a couple of fitting issues
schmammy 42 6/28/14 10:17 AM by lgrande
Reviewing your own pattern?
Is it valuable to post "reviews" that are really tutorials?
SpitfireGal 3 6/28/14 3:08 AM by Marie-Claude
Capri side slit pant hem
How do you draft and sew a curved hem with a side slit?
Ashford 2 6/27/14 7:55 PM by Ashford
Raglan Sleeve without shoulder seam
jsbach 5 6/27/14 10:41 AM by AllNewtoMe
Altering a pattern to make a bigger, not included size
pattern modification
Amandaig 3 6/26/14 10:20 PM by Lynnelle
Antique kit for fitting/drafting patterns? (Pages 1 2)
unusual ebay item
Elona 10 6/26/14 3:04 PM by beauturbo
Using knit shorts to make a pattern for woven shorts
Could use some advice
AGDinCA 4 6/26/14 11:02 AM by AGDinCA
Source for pants fitting, rise, crotch information
I am altering RTW, not a pattern but understanding this may help me.
Maripat 8 6/26/14 7:21 AM by Maripat
Using border fabric on curved hem pattern piece
Ellarose 1 6/25/14 9:26 AM by a7yrstitch
Converting Pencil Skirt Pattern from woven to stretch woven
pinkcatflower 6 6/23/14 10:25 PM by pinkcatflower
adding a lining to a corset
where to start......
rmusic1 5 6/22/14 1:04 PM by rmusic1
How do I make shorts from a long pants pattern?
Tricks for shaping the hem line?
m/m 9 6/21/14 4:16 PM by frame
Where to buy muslin for pattern drafting? (Pages 1 2 3)
SecondHandRogue 26 6/21/14 10:33 AM by lgrande
Lekala (Pages 1 2 3 ... 18)
Let's share tips, successes and challenges with these patterns
Baja Susana 179 6/20/14 12:40 PM by happyexpat
missing pattern piece Simplicity 2463
hoping someone with this pattern can suggest a fix
kraezday 1 6/19/14 3:46 AM by Hauteaway
Tracing patterns (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
What type of paper do you use?
Farouche 65 6/15/14 5:33 PM by Catina
sooo--is there a law?
alpenrose 5 6/13/14 9:05 PM by alpenrose
Raising the neck line with a bias band
JTink 2 6/13/14 6:50 PM by JTink
How would you make this headband?
lauraborealis 1 6/13/14 4:54 PM by lauraborealis
Bigger is smaller? I look, but cannot see!
alpenrose 6 6/12/14 2:01 PM by ccris
long waist adjustment--what to do with lower
alpenrose 5 6/12/14 11:51 AM by AllNewtoMe
An FBA on this top
suggestions?
LizJ58 8 6/11/14 12:23 PM by a7yrstitch
How do I calculate yardage?
LDT2011 4 6/11/14 11:16 AM by LDT2011
Best sleeve alteration for really large arm? (Pages 1 2 3)
maybe I haven't tried them all?
Tiger B 26 6/10/14 4:38 PM by a7yrstitch
Madeleine Vionnet book (Pages 1 2)
Has anyone sewn a pattern?
NhiHuynh 17 6/10/14 3:43 AM by denise60s
Threads #145 - Lapped zipper CB finish
Has anyone made this successfully?
lakaribane 5 6/9/14 2:28 PM by marymary86
muscular pear
Calendria 7 6/9/14 3:20 AM by Calendria
Stretch pants sloper (Pages 1 2)
drafting
PattiMcW 13 6/8/14 4:10 PM by a7yrstitch
Drafting a binding for neckline or armhole
pinkcatflower 3 6/8/14 1:48 PM by a7yrstitch
scooping the crotch vs darted wedge (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
avatrx 58 6/7/14 4:47 PM by lakaribane
How hard could it be? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
hahaha
MrsCharisma 38 6/7/14 8:26 AM by MrsCharisma
Altering halter to traditional straps (Pages 1 2)
Bombshell swimsuit
JennaF 15 6/6/14 3:43 PM by JennaF
Narrowing shoulders on a t shirt - a question (Pages 1 2 3)
marymary86 20 6/5/14 1:22 PM by JTink
A few rambles on making muslins (Pages 1 2)
marymary86 13 6/4/14 1:20 PM by lca
how do you eliminate a center back seam on a knit top
what about the seam allowances?
sunnycat 6 6/4/14 1:15 PM by sunnycat
20s prom dress (Pages 1 2)
How would I draft this?
TalyQ 13 6/3/14 2:35 PM by TalyQ
Help with pattern instructions/layout
lgrande 3 6/3/14 2:16 PM by lgrande
NEED OPINIONS (Pages 1 2)
Sewing a Man's Knit Shirt
carolynw 11 6/2/14 3:29 PM by Elona
Shortening Crotch and Fly Zipper Alteration
kajero 8 5/30/14 2:45 PM by MrsCharisma
Burda Pants Sloper from BurdaStyle.com
Has anyone bought and used this?
marymary86 9 5/29/14 5:48 PM by PatternNotches
Vogue Sloper (#1004)
Wheres the hipe?
alpenrose 7 5/29/14 1:48 AM by acmena
Wide elastic comfort waist on woven capris
avatrx 9 5/28/14 6:52 PM by Annette Wright
jersey
inside out?
SVN 4 5/28/14 9:58 AM by cocosloft
Why are upper collars so ginormous?
lauraborealis 4 5/28/14 6:51 AM by acmena
Eliminate a waist seam in a dress?
Can I eliminate the waist seam and cut the bodice and skirt as a single piece?
croixmom 6 5/26/14 8:02 AM by EleanorSews
Underlining a pattern that calls for lining
HanPanda 5 5/25/14 3:28 PM by LauraTS
Pattern question (Pages 1 2)
laceyworks 10 5/24/14 11:37 AM by ccris
Changing the neckline on a knit shirt
Need to alter a crew neck to a v-neck
madssews 6 5/23/14 10:13 AM by madssews
Flat pattern alteration
sharon2013 6 5/22/14 12:49 PM by sharon2013
Should I underline this?
meleliza 7 5/22/14 12:10 PM by Doris W. in TN
Grading up a pencil skirt? (Pages 1 2)
tbot 11 5/21/14 0:22 AM by tbot
Slopers (Pages 1 2)
sharon2013 11 5/20/14 11:56 PM by MrsCharisma
Assembly instructions (Pages 1 2)
Resource for how to assemble garments flat
TamNearPDX 10 5/20/14 4:37 PM by Catina
Neckline
How to reduce bulk?
halleyscomet 4 5/17/14 8:58 PM by Catina
How do I copy this shirt?
Sort of a X-over blouse and wrap and rouched....
AllNewtoMe 6 5/16/14 11:42 AM by AllNewtoMe
Kandel Knits Patterns
Armhole overlays for sleeves instructions?
vntgseamstress 5 5/13/14 6:01 PM by beginagain
Hawaii Rip Skirt
lgrande 9 5/13/14 10:19 AM by Baja Susana
Scale down Patterm
How to change pattern size
almost 1 5/11/14 4:11 PM by frame
Adding Neck Darts
How long are theseusually drafted
carolyn101 2 5/11/14 3:20 AM by carolyn101
making a reversible dress
fastening problems
rmusic1 3 5/10/14 4:37 PM by rmusic1
pattern drafting supplies
Pattern drafting supplies
sharon2013 2 5/9/14 2:59 PM by sharon2013
From double-breasted to single breasted?
Need to alter a pattern to achieve the look I want
Marie-Claude 7 5/9/14 10:52 AM by LDT2011
Sarah Veblen Quick Reference Fitting Guides
book supplement
schmammy 9 5/7/14 7:48 AM by KathySews
self facing cowl FBA..how to?
autumnnn 8 5/6/14 7:25 PM by autumnnn
Pants sloper or adjust pattern for better TNT? (Pages 1 2)
Which would you spend your money on?
plumfan 10 5/6/14 4:06 PM by Nancy K
sleeve cap problems in a reconstructed heirloom
I'm really having problems here
meleliza 2 5/6/14 8:54 AM by meleliza
Drafting Pants and pockets
vflinn 3 5/4/14 5:12 PM by Sewandwrite
Pattern drafting book (Pages 1 2)
Does a compendium of patterns exist?
AngelaSews 17 5/4/14 4:30 PM by Nancy K
My tops all slide backward! (Pages 1 2 3)
ldwillborn 21 5/2/14 8:38 PM by Mobycat
Square Armholes / Armscyes
HelenM01 8 4/30/14 11:44 AM by HelenM01
FBA and apex adjustment Woes Help!! (Pages 1 2)
Vyci 12 4/29/14 8:30 PM by tailored
McCalls 6787
Cutting the Pattern
Greenchic3 2 4/27/14 9:45 PM by HanPanda
Flutter Sleeve , Flutter Sleeves , Circular Sleeves
Draft your own.
a7yrstitch 1 4/27/14 5:36 PM by Blaceyda
Most minimal hem on knit dress? (Pages 1 2 3)
forgot to add hem allowance
detroy 21 4/26/14 9:44 PM by Maripat
Sewaholic Belcara (Pages 1 2 3)
For the full busted??
MrsCharisma 22 4/24/14 10:04 PM by MrsCharisma
Vogue 8957
procraftinate 3 4/24/14 3:12 PM by Nancy K
How do I lower an armhole for a raglan?
Can't find information
AllNewtoMe 2 4/23/14 6:53 PM by Nancy K
Shoulder/armsyce fitting woes
PureJoy 6 4/22/14 6:30 PM by Lena Merrin
2 layer skirt
using chiffon
VickiF 7 4/21/14 6:12 PM by Maripat
crotch curve pattern correction (Pages 1 2)
got my crotch curve template how do i apply to pattern?
Jenniel73 13 4/20/14 12:50 PM by shana707
what to do here? changes to a pattern?
help me figure out where to add...
Jenniel73 6 4/18/14 11:06 AM by BrendaR
De-Puff a Puff Sleeve? Simplicity 1693
mare1234 4 4/18/14 10:25 AM by mare1234
pattern fitting/measurement disasters - 5'10 even proportions (Pages 1 2)
I measure myself, flat pattern, existing clothes and still every thing I make is too big!
Jenniel73 10 4/17/14 10:59 AM by 2mulie
How to add lining to a sleeved top? (Pages 1 2)
Shamin01 14 4/13/14 8:10 PM by Sheseams
inside pant seam hangs lower then the outer seam
is it the grain line?
violetrays 3 4/13/14 7:34 PM by Lena Merrin
Ding/Dong Bust/Waist Darts!!
Which comes first the side bust or the waist bust dart?
alpenrose 3 4/13/14 6:26 PM by alpenrose
adjusting pattern pieces to add a zipper
invisible zipper in place of hook/loop closure
divabeadz 2 4/12/14 11:45 PM by divabeadz
Measuring for pocket sizes?
Vinnems 0 4/10/14 0:31 AM by Vinnems
Style Arc Emelia Jacket (Pages 1 2)
anyone made it?
schmammy 14 4/8/14 5:10 PM by schmammy
BurdaStyle Tee with Pleat - add a bottom band?
I want to control future stretch
detroy 6 4/7/14 7:52 PM by detroy
best bust shaping: tucks or gathers?
rmusic1 5 4/7/14 6:20 PM by Nancy K
How to use a french curve ruler (designer's curve)? (Pages 1 2)
alpenrose 10 4/7/14 1:31 PM by stirwatersblue
Need Help With Drafting Shawl Collar
MaryDB 7 4/6/14 1:04 PM by Quickie
Bringing in back crotch seam?
Vinnems 9 4/5/14 3:40 AM by Vinnems
collar for a V-neck top
This is a pattern contruction for a V-neck top
Quickie 4 4/3/14 1:17 PM by SouthernStitch
How hard will it be... (Pages 1 2)
hahaha
MrsCharisma 16 4/2/14 3:40 AM by Geejay
Pencil skirt with no front darts (Pages 1 2)
Is there a normal/standard way to do this?
VolcanoMouse 15 3/31/14 7:10 PM by kcurtis
Making a vest for someone else
..can see fitting issues....
Handshake 8 3/31/14 12:32 PM by Handshake
Help=my godet skirt does not have enough flare
danceandsing33 1 3/31/14 8:58 AM by petro
Forward and sloping shoulder adjustment - order of execution
Annette Wright 9 3/30/14 1:33 PM by frame
changing top to tunic/dress (from Burda 04/2013 106)
nzach 9 3/29/14 4:58 PM by danniiangel
Before I do another FBA (Pages 1 2)
I want a better method.
SewLibra 12 3/28/14 12:41 PM by MrsCharisma
Raising armscye on Emery dress...now what to do with the sleeve?! (Pages 1 2 3)
Raising armscye or armhole
twointhehand 21 3/28/14 8:56 AM by twointhehand
Salwar Kameez Patterns & Links
BrennaAK 6 3/28/14 7:29 AM by Melinda_B
Menswear/Men's Tuxedo Jacket (Pages 1 2)
Need help with tux jacket's shawl collar
sbarry 11 3/28/14 0:08 AM by sbarry
Lutterloh or Sure-Fit? (Pages 1 2 3)
Which?
ReRe1 23 3/27/14 11:58 PM by tailormaid
McCall 6920
JTink 5 3/26/14 4:48 PM by a7yrstitch
Turn Gathers into Darts
How to?
vntgseamstress 1 3/26/14 8:43 AM by HelenM01
ISO Pattern for Teen Boy's Performance Pants
These are the silky track pants the young boys like to wear
SewWrite 4 3/24/14 1:35 AM by BeckyNoSleep
Skirt plus top of slip (Pages 1 2)
grandma 11 3/23/14 7:21 PM by Tailypo
Pre-tied Bow
How do you make a pre-tied bow with a sash?
MartiP 6 3/23/14 11:58 AM by MartiP
Grading down a size
How hard would it be?
BluestRose 5 3/19/14 9:44 PM by SandiMacD
Need help with New Look Pattern 6749
LaurieHeeren 9 3/12/14 11:15 PM by nitsel
Burda downloadable #122
I thought it was for knits!
Leu 4 3/12/14 10:56 PM by Leu
Simplicity 2337 with sheer 3/4 sleeves
I am making a dressy version of Sim 2337 and want to dress up with runched 3/4 sheer sleeves
shazam410 1 3/10/14 8:52 PM by Mole Princess
Re-positioning buttonholes
3-button jacket that has been lengthened
Idosew 9 3/10/14 7:57 PM by Idosew
blending Vogue V1094 and V1102
should I add a band between skirt and bodice?
Sews4tmc 2 3/10/14 7:50 AM by biochemistress
Looking for a Similar Pattern to this Dress
knitandso 8 3/9/14 11:30 PM by DJWa
When to alter when to find a new pattern (Pages 1 2)
Shorts fitting
MrsCharisma 15 3/9/14 12:56 PM by MrsCharisma
I need to flat line wth Thinsulate (Pages 1 2)
whats the best way
Dana Cetz 12 3/8/14 9:45 PM by bunnypn
Cut skirt on bias or not?
When is it helpful to cut the a princess dress bottom on the bias.
yolanda carlson 5 3/8/14 1:04 PM by HelenM01
Dressing a mans trouser
AYE TEE 9 3/7/14 1:08 AM by BriarRose
How do you make an A-line dress fuller at the center seam over the tummy?
Adjusting an Existing Pattern to Make the Skirt Fuller
yolanda carlson 4 3/6/14 6:17 AM by mmcp
McCalls 6844 Peplum Cardigan: make it close-able
detroy 8 3/2/14 6:52 PM by KathySews
Can I make this dress nursing-friendly? (Pages 1 2)
I need clothes that allow me to breastfeed my baby
shakantala 12 3/2/14 4:32 PM by CM_Sews
Lekala Patterns (Pages 1 2)
Do they need to be 'petited'
Julkane 15 2/28/14 5:30 PM by michellep74
Four year old designs paper dresses (Pages 1 2)
Dresses
woggy 10 2/28/14 1:49 PM by allycovey
Butterick 6028 Katherine Tilton pants, intruction error fixed
Clareew 1 2/26/14 5:26 PM by Guelphgurl
Fitting consideration when adding lining to bodice
Jupiter, FL 4 2/26/14 12:13 PM by Jupiter, FL
How did they make this sleeve? (Pages 1 2)
bell with large godet
diane s 10 2/24/14 7:58 AM by Mole Princess
When TNT becomes TN...oh, not another one! (Pages 1 2)
Too much of a good thing?
tourist 17 2/23/14 10:35 PM by Annie- oh
Detachable shawl collar
Must it attach to existing shawl collar on garment?
stirwatersblue 2 2/22/14 5:21 PM by sew2006
Pattern Drafting Method/Book... (Pages 1 2)
...for individual figures?
aliann1 15 2/21/14 12:05 PM by Aafke
Trying again -- how to RAISE armhole
on a princess seam bodice
Sewandwrite 4 2/18/14 5:36 PM by swilliams
how to finish shoulder pads on sleeveless top
looking for a tutorial
hoyhoy 0 2/18/14 2:32 PM by hoyhoy
Small Bust Adjustment and Multi-Sized Patterns
Okay to "cheat"?
vntgseamstress 2 2/15/14 8:13 PM by GlButterfly
Alter Pattern Bodice McCalls 5974
Help needed in altering bodice of "The Perfect Knit Dress"
kajero 7 2/15/14 6:01 PM by Marie367
McCall's 6842 Skirt
Adding a lining
julsmalham 4 2/14/14 6:11 PM by julsmalham
Changing the waistband (Pages 1 2)
StitchyMama 11 2/14/14 3:25 PM by lca
Drafting front yoke for shirt
Drafting yoke
MelonieLee 3 2/13/14 7:03 PM by DonnaH
Searching for a similar bodice pattern
Kalensa 1 2/13/14 11:13 AM by Pinkytoo
Men's pants (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Tips for measuring crotch depth/length?
alicia 50 2/11/14 7:04 PM by AYE TEE
Converting a two-piece sleeve to a single piece
Edges are straight lines so just overlap seamlines?
Sewandwrite 2 2/11/14 3:11 PM by Brine
have you ever seen....
Celticstitcher 5 2/10/14 10:28 PM by Vinnems
Drafting a Lining to a Faux-Wrap Top
bicrafty 1 2/10/14 3:32 PM by TGWGWS
Where "You can totally sew that!" meets "Yeah, but it's not worth it." (Pages 1 2 3)
HanPanda 28 2/10/14 3:10 PM by meleliza
Shirt dress in a knit fabric
JessB 3 2/8/14 8:45 AM by jacqui583
Mens long sleeve shirt
Too big at the cuff
kayakpeak 4 2/8/14 0:37 AM by kayakpeak
Removing Gathers From Waistband...
Would a dart suffice?
CallMeSu 6 2/5/14 6:55 PM by Sheseams
Little Girl's Size 4 Tall
UrbanFool 9 2/4/14 8:23 AM by meleliza
Altering Pants Pattern
A course in Physics
woggy 7 2/3/14 9:10 AM by simplystitches
New Look 6013
Sizing question
legalsecty 5 2/2/14 10:37 PM by GlButterfly
Armhole Darts in Knit Fabric? (Pages 1 2 3)
Pattern adjustments
shelleyjr 23 2/1/14 6:56 PM by m/m
One more question on Vogue 8379. Modify into faux wrap?
Sunshine12242 1 2/1/14 10:28 AM by Doris W. in TN
Parsing Sewing Patterns into 3D Garments (Pages 1 2)
andye 11 1/31/14 9:10 PM by andye
Adding seam allowance to princess seamline
rmomontreal 6 1/31/14 5:09 PM by rmomontreal
How to lower the armhole?
on an armhole princess bodice
Sewandwrite 3 1/31/14 3:24 PM by Sewandwrite
Drafting and draping - books?
sleeves and collars
LDT2011 5 1/31/14 10:37 AM by LDT2011
Bleach Costumes--get more interesting
Aivener 3 1/30/14 9:34 PM by KiwiWendy
vest without collar adjustment
Do I need to reduce the neckline if I don't do the collar?
croixmom 3 1/30/14 6:38 PM by croixmom
best neckline design option
burda 7178
rmusic1 4 1/30/14 3:34 AM by rmusic1
Appreciation....
......nice....
Handshake 9 1/29/14 10:58 AM by Handshake
How do sleeves work?
Completely confused
Jenniel73 7 1/29/14 1:30 AM by Mole Princess
Dart dramas (Pages 1 2)
Confused about how to shape darts over a full bust
lalalauren 11 1/28/14 11:43 AM by Mole Princess
Baton Twirling Solo Costume (Pages 1 2)
modifying a leotard pattern
Birdie757 12 1/26/14 7:12 PM by Birdie757
Convert Petite Pattern to Misses
Alter a McCall's petite dress pattern to fit 5'-6"
Suzy Sews 3 1/26/14 5:05 PM by Suzy Sews
Tilted waistband? Lower in front? (Pages 1 2)
Jenniel73 17 1/25/14 2:46 PM by Jenniel73
An unusual set-back (Pages 1 2)
....not enough fabric.....
Handshake 13 1/24/14 3:19 PM by beauturbo
Sloping shoulder adjustment
Do I need to do anything to the sleeve?
waikikimum 5 1/23/14 7:14 PM by waikikimum
M6698: Shifting the fullness/opening of a flounced skirt
How will this affect drape, etc?
stirwatersblue 7 1/23/14 1:45 PM by MeSewPretty2
Drafting a lining
to attach to skirt facing?
JennaF 3 1/23/14 10:17 AM by Mary Hayes
Plus size mens patterns to make boxers or pj shorts
men's patterns
Txcrafty1908 2 1/20/14 7:55 PM by SandiMacD
Finishing edges on curved seams
Not french or felled, no serger
Handshake 4 1/20/14 5:21 PM by beauturbo
Possible to grade just the front of a pattern?
Pattern grading
vntgseamstress 2 1/20/14 0:17 AM by Rosalaya
adjusting pattern for single layer of fabric (Pages 1 2)
When do you do it?
Elaine Dougan 10 1/19/14 7:17 PM by Elaine Dougan
Lenghtening jacket's two-piece sleeve above elbow
RoseFromThule 2 1/19/14 10:04 AM by RoseFromThule
Modifying Men's Jacket shoulder Pads
How to remove 80's NFL shoulder pads
yogarit 2 1/19/14 9:38 AM by jmosew
Lengthening A Pattern
"Super simple adjustment" ... but running into problem. Please help me.
vntgseamstress 6 1/19/14 1:07 AM by vntgseamstress
half vampire half pirate
very early Halloween prep.
procraftinate 8 1/17/14 6:50 PM by DonnaH
Sewing a jacket suitable for chemo
Chemo Jacket
LynneH 4 1/17/14 4:49 PM by LynneH
Vogue 8379 Reduce Skirt Circumference
Sunshine12242 2 1/17/14 3:51 PM by Sunshine12242
girl's sleeve design
wildwinowoman 2 1/13/14 10:09 AM by Adaire
Deleting a Collar Stand
Jalie Polo Shirt
rag doll 5 1/11/14 11:51 AM by Pamela R
anyone using patternmaster boutique 4 software? (Pages 1 2)
msingels 13 1/10/14 12:37 PM by Kmsonline8
FBA to Simplicity 3833
Dart part of the empire waist construction
Julie-Ann 6 1/10/14 10:51 AM by rosiewednesday
Understanding bust darts
Wondering if I really understand how bust darts work
plumfan 8 1/8/14 8:34 PM by Nancy K
Amazing sale price on an awesome fitting book (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration
emm0119 33 1/8/14 8:18 PM by Nancy K
My Robe slides to the back
Do I adjust the shoulder and how?
Ginger S. 3 1/6/14 9:02 AM by m/m
Converting short sleeve pattern to sleeveless
Lanie Wrap Dress
donnagirl 2 1/4/14 11:24 PM by donnagirl
Cutting interfacing (Pages 1 2)
seems wasteful to me, and illogical
Handshake 13 1/2/14 11:38 AM by Nancy K
Slitting patterns and understanding grain line?
gramma b 5 1/2/14 1:08 AM by jenleeC
Remove seam allowances before altering?
JennaF 4 1/1/14 2:38 PM by SJ Kurtz
Constructing a zip-up jacket with standing collar
rmomontreal 4 1/1/14 11:09 AM by rmomontreal
Oops
Cut the back fold of a Robe
yogarit 5 12/31/13 0:12 AM by SewLibra
Modifications for rounded back and forward shoulder (Pages 1 2 3)
Methods for t-shirt
Elaine Dougan 26 12/30/13 11:45 PM by Elaine Dougan
Maternity Sewers....
How do you modify your regular patterns?
gramma b 0 12/30/13 8:44 AM by gramma b
princess skirt alteration
widening the skirt on a princess dress
Chase 0 12/26/13 10:08 AM by Chase
Can ladies Kwik Sew generic pants be used to sew Men's PJs (Pages 1 2)
Opinions?
JDpenelope 13 12/25/13 11:58 AM by Miss Fairchild
how to make lined pants for cold weather (Pages 1 2 3)
avatrx 21 12/23/13 8:17 PM by Miss Fairchild
Metrics to Inches (Pages 1 2)
I feel SO stupid.
UrbanFool 19 12/22/13 4:48 PM by BriarRose
lion costumre for a 12 year old boy
theater costume for a 12 year old
Adaire 4 12/22/13 2:33 PM by Adaire
Cowl Neckline for a TNT Tee (Pages 1 2)
tutorial suggestions
KathySews 11 12/21/13 7:20 PM by Ashford
Looking for a pattern with a shawl collar neckline
sweaters
swany 4 12/20/13 9:18 PM by swany
Fitted T-shirt (Pages 1 2)
Differences between the front and back
jacqui583 18 12/19/13 2:29 PM by lauraborealis
Moving dart from side seam to armscye (Pages 1 2)
Seeking help
Elle D 10 12/16/13 6:40 PM by SewLibra
Help needed with Cowl
Vogue 9771
indiradog 6 12/16/13 4:30 PM by PattyE
Sitam Patternmaking System
sueb@bha 7 12/14/13 1:16 AM by RynV
adding length to front of sleeve
What is the correct method?
Elaine Dougan 0 12/12/13 5:43 PM by Elaine Dougan
Need souce for instructions for swayback/erect back please
I can't find clear instrucitons
White Rabbit 4 12/11/13 9:03 PM by bunnypn
Free Pattern Cutting Courses for Beginners - Downloadable!
patterncutter 7 12/11/13 9:24 AM by frame
Using a dress pattern to make a jacket
a question of ease.
LDT2011 2 12/11/13 1:31 AM by Miss Fairchild
Facings
Where to cut them that little bit smaller
Tizmehr 8 12/9/13 4:42 PM by bunnypn
Darts on Gertie's Wrap Dress
Butterick 5953
ladyithis 9 12/9/13 4:38 PM by bunnypn
dare I ditch the button holes?
girl's knit dress
rmusic1 5 12/8/13 1:28 PM by rmusic1
Altering a men's shirt pattern
I want to make an in-between size
kathyw 2 12/7/13 9:03 PM by BetsyV
To zip or not to zip?
that is the question
Lena Merrin 9 12/7/13 5:29 PM by SewLibra
Can I reproduce this? (Pages 1 2)
a beautiful blouse I want to reproduce
busybee1952 11 12/7/13 4:33 PM by BrendaR
I'm designing a thing with a cargo pocket...
...just need a bit of advice
Handshake 3 12/6/13 5:30 PM by Mufffet
Strong Shoulder/ Sharp Shoulder patterns
How adjust pattern for Strong Shoulder shape?
jenniferbw 7 12/5/13 6:33 PM by beauturbo
pattern making books Armstrong edition question, and more
need advice on what to get
titianmom 9 12/4/13 5:55 PM by upgrade skills
Muslin (Pages 1 2)
sharon2013 10 12/4/13 7:08 AM by tigergirl
Bias-Bind Piping in a visible seam (Pages 1 2)
How to make sure it's exactly stitched?
Handshake 19 12/2/13 6:18 PM by annem54
McCall's 5720 - Apron Pattern
Help me draft changes please!
MrsCharisma 6 12/1/13 11:49 PM by Judy Kski
Need tnt jeans pattern recommendations (Pages 1 2)
Kimbercrow 15 12/1/13 8:20 PM by halleyscomet
Zipper for pants (Pages 1 2)
Which seam?
Tizmehr 14 11/25/13 5:42 PM by DonnaH
Sewing for Pear Shapes (Pages 1 2 3 ... 10)
Calling all Pear Shaped ladies - What has worked for you??
Kirstenw 92 11/24/13 9:37 AM by bunnypn
Alterations to Simplicity Pattern
moving Armsyce and construction issues
Lorri 2 11/22/13 1:32 AM by Lorri
Men's patterns sizing
Adapting for a woman's body
Kiawe 9 11/21/13 9:47 PM by Kiawe
Add Queen Anne Neckline to Strapless Dress
cbabbalaba 2 11/21/13 9:10 PM by cbabbalaba
How to draft a rolled collar for coat? (no lapels)
I am sewing a cape for a friend. He wants a rolled collar on it. (No lapel, no capelet, no hood….)
croixmom 0 11/20/13 7:06 PM by croixmom
Jalie 2921 Scarf collar top
Altering neck
julsmalham 3 11/18/13 4:08 PM by aonori
New BurdaStyle mag - need to grade up every pattern???
Kimbercrow 3 11/18/13 3:52 AM by Kwaaked
What do you draft your patterns *ON* for longevity? (Pages 1 2 3)
HanPanda 20 11/15/13 12:10 PM by bakertoo
Need help and advice on shoulder problem
2 different fronts
busybee1952 7 11/13/13 9:46 AM by simplystitches
Red Velvet- waist on cross grain?
cookiewoos 3 11/11/13 12:50 PM by michellep74
Adding darts to an already made top
cakemix 6 11/10/13 9:07 AM by abcameo
woven vs stretch
how to improvise.
avatrx 3 11/9/13 7:14 AM by avatrx
Making a lined shirt-jacket without a pattern
Need help with cutting sizing
Dragonlady87 2 11/7/13 5:11 PM by michellep74
Bound pockets/welt pockets (Pages 1 2 3)
Scary sewing!
Handshake 21 11/7/13 2:30 PM by Handshake
Pattern for a fleece for my husband? (Pages 1 2 3)
Each shortlisted choice has minus points
Handshake 20 11/7/13 12:54 PM by Handshake
Abandoned projects? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
How many people abandon part-way through?
Handshake 34 11/4/13 4:46 PM by bunnypn
how to make twist hem skirt? (Pages 1 2)
fluff 10 11/4/13 1:05 PM by Quickie
Drafting pattern for spiderman suit (i.e. unitard) (Pages 1 2)
but before I cut into the spandex...
determined 10 11/3/13 8:45 AM by Pamela R
Pants back seam comparison
slant and curve
Elaine Dougan 9 11/2/13 6:06 PM by Nancy K
Dealing with significant fitting issues as a newbie (Pages 1 2 3)
emm0119 20 10/31/13 4:26 PM by emm0119
Adapting my sloper to Simplicity 1882
mama2more 4 10/30/13 6:47 AM by mama2more
Butterick 5926
Taking in the waist and collar modification
ceah 1 10/29/13 8:54 PM by heathergwo
Changing sleeves from cap to 3/4
Vogue 2787
Baysew 3 10/28/13 10:23 PM by Baysew
Petite-ing a Full Skirt
Pinkytoo 1 10/28/13 1:18 PM by Clareew
Changing sleeves from cap to 3/4
Vogue 2787
Baysew 0 10/28/13 10:07 AM by Baysew
My Pattern Designer software
Anyone else have it?
AdaH 6 10/25/13 7:33 AM by demoiselle
Advice on how to sew this type of skirt
Rainbow ruffle skirt, need some tips
Vandoels 5 10/25/13 1:23 AM by Vandoels
Tips for drafting a wing collar
LDT2011 1 10/23/13 2:57 PM by Pamela R
Anyone use Mrs Stylebook or read Japanese??
Stumped on a dart treatment.
Sarsez 7 10/23/13 8:46 AM by jaeng
McCall's 6787 neck band
Don't understand why you would do this!
Js1747 6 10/22/13 5:25 PM by Js1747
Cup size poll (Pages 1 2 3 ... 7)
BriarRose 64 10/21/13 1:23 PM by BriarRose
Binding a boatneck top
bicrafty 4 10/21/13 3:59 AM by Tez
Pleated/gathered waist embellishment
How would you do this?
HarrietHomeowner 4 10/20/13 7:27 PM by HarrietHomeowner
Pattern Size for Indie Patterns
Does anyone know how indie pattern companies come up with their pattern sizes?
sewmodest 5 10/19/13 8:13 AM by JuliN
FBAing a men's shirt
In praise of the power of princess seams
shermarama 4 10/16/13 10:15 PM by Julia C
Which alteration should I start with first on jacket?
ceah 4 10/16/13 0:53 AM by SewLibra
Quarter and half scale garments
Does anyone know about/use these?
Virginia Hazel 4 10/15/13 7:08 AM by Virginia Hazel
Pocket lining pooching
Shorts front hand pockets' lining works it's way out when walking
alchemistJ 3 10/14/13 11:46 PM by simplystitches
Formal Tuxedo Vest issues
Help fixing tux vest
Siren7 1 10/14/13 1:22 AM by TGWGWS
Sheath Dress Tapering a small amount at hem
Kenneth King's tip
KathleenNW 5 10/12/13 6:18 PM by Nancy K
Working with check/tartan/plaid fabric
Helpful tips/hints, please!
Handshake 9 10/12/13 8:47 AM by NVK
"shortcuts to designer/chanel jacket"
has anyone tried the "shortcut" method from threads dec 2006??
devviePuu 5 10/11/13 4:29 PM by devviePuu
Back neck gap (Pages 1 2)
JTink 11 10/11/13 4:18 PM by JTink
Kwik Sew 3856 (Pages 1 2)
No blending sizes...Why?
USMCMom 11 10/11/13 1:47 PM by Lindy Ann
Pointed hem: need to lengthen
Waistcoat with pointed hem, is too short
Handshake 9 10/11/13 11:30 AM by Handshake
Drafting a Collar for Vintage S7051
Drafting a new collar or getting the pattern piece
Vintagelover 5 10/10/13 9:09 PM by Vintagelover
Drafting pants (Pages 1 2)
Crotch curves
Dale Chun 10 10/8/13 11:51 PM by Ashford
Changing sewing order
MrsCharisma 7 10/6/13 9:59 PM by MrsCharisma
How to smoothly sew a large bust dart (Pages 1 2 3)
I cannot get the pointy end right
KathySews 27 10/5/13 4:18 AM by wendyrb
Dolls Clothing: draped collar coat
Loves2sew4six 7 10/3/13 4:08 PM by Loves2sew4six
Pattern request, does anyone have time to search?
Type of blouse/shirt collar....
Handshake 7 10/3/13 12:16 PM by Handshake
Wrap top pattern
Interfacing or not? Unsure what it is/isn't saying
jewelsfashions 2 10/3/13 7:55 AM by jewelsfashions
Burda 7359 Man's shirt, advice please
Can I redraft the collar?
Handshake 9 10/2/13 2:02 PM by M.S.
How to Add Darts to Dart-less Pattern?
Specifically adding back the back bodice shoulder and waist darts...
vntgseamstress 2 9/30/13 4:43 PM by Miss Fairchild
FBA on Strapless Bodice
How to cut?
Slyvchan 2 9/28/13 5:37 PM by tinflutterby
Faux fur shrug--what should the pattern look like?
stirwatersblue 5 9/26/13 1:44 AM by stirwatersblue
How do you draft this collar? (Pages 1 2)
Structured looking waterfall collar
Dale C 15 9/25/13 2:40 PM by Dale C
Shirt making: attaching collar and collar stand
I've found another tutorial....
Handshake 2 9/24/13 2:31 PM by Handshake
Drag lines from hip up to bust point
Why is this fitting issue so often seen?
rag doll 8 9/24/13 2:26 PM by Marilly
Burda's techniques
Not sure if I like
halleyscomet 2 9/23/13 9:07 PM by halleyscomet
Anime Costumes
fluentfox 4 9/23/13 8:14 PM by nopes
Thanks Lynn Rowe
Debbie Cook 2 9/22/13 11:28 AM by tourist
is Zugeben german for "design ease"? (Pages 1 2)
andye 10 9/21/13 3:01 PM by andye
Laminated cotton sleeve easing
Usually pin sleeve ease-not gather-fabric?
Vandoels 5 9/20/13 8:13 PM by Vandoels
Pattern making systems? Which one is best? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Which is the best pattern making system?
Sarucha 50 9/20/13 8:16 AM by Miss Fairchild
Adding a full lining to a mostly unlined pattern
Burda 9458, laminated cotton raincoat
Vandoels 8 9/19/13 11:40 PM by Vandoels
Too tight across back (Pages 1 2)
GRRRR
inkyannie 13 9/19/13 1:01 PM by lca
Could New Look 6349 Be Modified to be a Faux Wrap
Sunshine12242 2 9/18/13 0:57 AM by utahliz
Making your muslin your new pattern
Is this one way to do it?
Kimbercrow 6 9/17/13 7:50 PM by KathySews
Exposed Zippers (Pages 1 2)
Good trend or cost cutter?
bluefly 18 9/13/13 9:36 PM by beauturbo
Marking white fabric? (Pages 1 2 3)
How to mark pivotal and important dots on white fabric?
Handshake 26 9/13/13 8:55 PM by Miss Fairchild
How do I add an extension on my mattress cover?
Mrs4Him 4 9/11/13 5:29 PM by Mrs4Him
Trouser Pattern Similar to this one?
knitandso 2 9/11/13 7:21 AM by SquishSews
How To Modify/Adapt patterns and/or ready made clothing to accomodate Alzheimer's patient?
1bentley1 8 9/11/13 3:20 AM by 1bentley1
skirt on the bias
would this pattern benefit?
rag doll 3 9/10/13 7:01 PM by rag doll
bicycle skirt
any ideas?
slimey 6 9/9/13 11:20 AM by Karin Mantefors
Kwik Sew 2759 Shoulder Small, Bust Large
Sunshine12242 1 9/7/13 1:56 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Shirt collar : redraft to make neater/smaller
Butterick 5526
Handshake 3 9/6/13 4:55 PM by stirwatersblue
Cutting a tissue pattern twice (Pages 1 2 3)
how to deal with different sizes?
Handshake 22 9/5/13 10:57 AM by knitandso
Shirt collar+stand techniques
Which is preferred?
Handshake 8 9/3/13 11:42 PM by AdaH
finding/drafting a pattern like this? (criss-cross front)
emilyliu 1 9/3/13 8:48 AM by CSM--Carla
When the smallest size is too large (Pages 1 2)
MrsCharisma 10 9/3/13 1:00 AM by diane s
Simplicity pattern 2354
Cutting out the skirt
JSWieczoreck 3 9/2/13 11:46 PM by Tracykins
Please help me to recreate this Chloe Dress (Pages 1 2)
knitandso 11 9/2/13 8:43 AM by lakaribane
Kenneth King class on jeans (Pages 1 2 3)
determined 22 9/1/13 7:53 PM by Vicsguy
dolman sleeves to set in sleeves
How do I do that?
halleyscomet 6 8/25/13 12:24 PM by ConnieBJ
Full Bust Adjustment - a Different Way (Pages 1 2)
Longblades 11 8/25/13 10:12 AM by JTink
altering dress shirts - sleeve cuff
mikeivb 5 8/23/13 7:21 PM by SandiMacD
Jacket fitting: dimple in upper chest area
Just below shoulder pad
Handshake 3 8/22/13 2:56 PM by Elona
Adding a hood
How do I add a hood to a trench coat pattern?
fattyboomboom 2 8/21/13 8:09 PM by fattyboomboom
Drafting a lining pattern
Some questions.....
Handshake 3 8/17/13 4:39 PM by nancy2001
Dressform for fitting
FabulousFit
rebe 4 8/17/13 8:03 AM by bluefly
How critical are you of your own work? (Pages 1 2 3)
Handshake 23 8/17/13 6:36 AM by rivergum
Raising the Cowl Neck on Butterick B5778 Dress
amysayssew 7 8/16/13 10:26 AM by utahliz
Crazy idea (Pages 1 2)
Deb Fox 11 8/16/13 9:48 AM by KathySews
Outerwear - Question of ease (Pages 1 2)
MrsCharisma 15 8/13/13 11:00 PM by MrsCharisma
Jacket construction sequence
Don't agree with pattern instructions
Handshake 6 8/13/13 12:31 PM by nancy2001
Tankinis to one piece suit "alterations"
Kimbercrow 2 8/12/13 11:47 PM by Kimbercrow
Attaching jacket lining: techniques (Pages 1 2)
Which method do you use?
Handshake 10 8/12/13 9:28 PM by SewLibra
Novice sewer looking for help with dress
Novice sewer looking for help with dress
keh123 1 8/12/13 12:32 PM by ConnieBJ
10 Needle Chain Stitch Feed Off the Arm Sewing machine
Special Application machine required
dpinal 2 8/11/13 1:39 AM by dpinal
Interfacing or no interfacing?
ccris 8 8/10/13 0:01 AM by ccris
Neckline adjustment to New Look 6071
How to make this less plunging
rieski 3 8/8/13 2:02 PM by Quickie
Simplicity 3673 - full skirt?
LDT2011 0 8/7/13 4:47 AM by LDT2011
What is this called & how do I do it? (Pages 1 2)
Off-the-shoulder-fluttery-drapey thing
stirwatersblue 16 8/6/13 11:05 PM by a7yrstitch
Yet another question....
Julia C 3 8/6/13 5:31 PM by stirwatersblue
Seam allowances
Julia C 6 8/6/13 10:50 AM by Marie367
Simplicity 2174 - Adding a Lining
Adding a Lining to a Dress that Doesn't Call for One
jgiveans 4 8/5/13 6:46 AM by NVK
Pattern without instructions question
Tailypo 4 8/1/13 4:10 PM by beauturbo
Indie Patterns Cups Sizing? (Pages 1 2)
auntnina 13 8/1/13 1:09 AM by CM_Sews
Double breasted morphed to single breasted
altering a coat pattern
CathrynR 1 7/30/13 12:20 PM by nancy2001
Butterick 4132 Cowl Neck Top
Can you cut off the facings?
rebe 4 7/30/13 9:52 AM by gramma b
Changing a button front jacket to zip front
JudieL 2 7/30/13 0:41 AM by jennygeddes
Sleeves; More or Less
In pursuit of the perfect knit sleeve.
a7yrstitch 1 7/28/13 11:34 PM by Vintage Joan
pants pull above the knees (Pages 1 2 3)
pants pull above the knees
LENA 20 7/27/13 10:34 PM by xtreme1
Western Shirt Cuffs (Pages 1 2)
mom25sons 11 7/27/13 1:32 PM by mom25sons
Franken-mashing amazing fit 2648
Bodice and D/DD cup pieces
Kimbercrow 3 7/26/13 6:44 PM by JTink
Straight skirt to A-line conversion
With 6 darts (2 in front, 4 in back)
cimmanon 7 7/26/13 7:16 AM by cimmanon
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