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Pinned Topic Reality check on the sway back adjustments (Pages 1 2 3 ... 9)
Oh, really?
tourist 84 4/10/15 1:12 AM by cestlavie
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
Cutting bias skirt on straight grain (Pages 1 2)
Is it OK if...
Vintage Joan 12 Today at 5:22 PM by BriarRose
Collars
round or straight, collar stand or not
Proverbs31Rose 7 Today at 5:05 PM by DonnaH
Sleeve Alteration for Kimono
Sleeve Alteration
sjames 7 Today at 4:32 PM by sjames
Ease in knits vs FBA vs choosing a pattern size (Pages 1 2 3)
Request for clarification in selecting a pattern size
JennaSaisPas 28 7/28/15 4:42 PM by LynnRowe
pattern suggestion please
looking for open backed top
Mmmberry 1 7/28/15 12:48 PM by adelajoy
Lutterloh (Pages 1 2 3 ... 262)
ALFALFA 2615 7/27/15 4:50 PM by Kiwirose
How would you make this multiway shrug?
fluff 6 7/26/15 8:30 PM by Sew WYO
Is it just me, or are printed pattern measurements just off? (Pages 1 2 3)
Pattern measurements-what to do?
P.Kay.King 24 7/26/15 7:30 AM by P.Kay.King
McCall's 7187
Do I have to cut out the front panel on the bias?
cgmemphis 2 7/23/15 11:42 AM by Debbie Lancaster
Crotch gusset in hiking pants
How to determine size?
meanjean 5 7/20/15 10:02 PM by meanjean
Cavalli Sundress
Irina Grace 5 7/19/15 1:57 PM by Irina Grace
What are your options when you've lost a pattern piece?... Other than buying a new pattern? (Pages 1 2)
Lost sleeve for cardigan M6084-cutting view D.
textilegram 13 7/18/15 11:34 PM by sewing.for.6
Sleeves, Why didn't I think of this sooner??? (Pages 1 2)
Sleeves use toooo much fabric!
sewdoggie22 16 7/18/15 5:04 PM by idontsew
Combining knit and woven fabric in a garment? (Pages 1 2 3)
Want to make dress with knit bodice, linen skirt
SusanK50 20 7/18/15 2:15 PM by MrsCharisma
Jacket alteration
s.gopalan 3 7/18/15 12:44 PM by s.gopalan
Cost of Printing Digital Patterns at Copy Shops (Pages 1 2 3 4)
pointdepatou 35 7/17/15 11:12 AM by Catina
ISO: Loose Leaf Insert for Pattern Drafting Vol. II
juniev 4 7/17/15 3:36 AM by ADORNbyMSL
Changing the armhole v. changing the sleeve
alpenrose 3 7/15/15 10:37 AM by sewsally
Susan Khalje Classic French Jacket Pattern
pointdepatou 7 7/14/15 9:24 PM by jenleeC
Does anybody use a sloper for fitting? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
I'm not sure how to do it
OP Gal 47 7/14/15 4:35 PM by Kiwirose
French cardigan jacket (Pages 1 2 3)
Drafting instructions for a French style cardigan jacket
Austragirl 20 7/14/15 9:54 AM by pointdepatou
Lining a bodice with sleeves.... to face or not to face..... (Pages 1 2)
NessyS 11 7/10/15 7:24 PM by pointdepatou
calling all bra-sewists! (Pages 1 2)
I'm adding a bra to the Bombshell Swimsuit... help? :)
kellyhogaboom 10 7/10/15 2:47 PM by Quickie
Simplicity Super Jiffy 1133 FBA
FBA on Wrap around Beach Cover-Up
ClaireSky 1 7/10/15 10:06 AM by dianelwilson
Invisible zippers
delcook 5 7/9/15 5:19 AM by Vintage Joan
Dart manipulation question
Help distributing waist pleats evenly
norasroom 9 7/8/15 8:28 PM by simplystitches
Neckline: too big in front--just right in back--what to do? (Pages 1 2)
alpenrose 10 7/8/15 7:53 PM by alpenrose
How to Determine Lekala Adjustments (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Selecting Adjustments for Customized Pattern
pointdepatou 41 7/8/15 1:52 PM by esseesee
Pattern drafting
delcook 3 7/8/15 1:44 PM by Liamsmama
How much to take off for 3/4 sleeve?
M6844
stirwatersblue 3 7/8/15 1:14 PM by stirwatersblue
Lekala (Pages 1 2 3 ... 43)
Let's share tips, successes and challenges with these patterns
Baja Susana 427 7/8/15 10:45 AM by olgarosita
How to learn patternmaking and sewing (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Looking for resources
cascadia 36 7/7/15 7:06 PM by Spacious Skies
Tell me if I am missing something on this pattern...
Western shirt side seams off by an inch or so
cgmemphis 8 7/7/15 5:31 PM by cgmemphis
Considering new topic about abandoned patterns. (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Would anyone be interested? Good idea? Bad idea?
a7yrstitch 39 7/7/15 12:24 PM by a7yrstitch
Pattern New Look 6280
ClaireSky 2 7/6/15 8:46 AM by stirwatersblue
Pattern software
any suggestions
bampitt 4 7/4/15 11:25 AM by Catina
Drafting the lining cut-away for a vent
kellyhogaboom 3 7/2/15 7:17 PM by Muldini
Ina Maxi Skirt (Pages 1 2)
large length alteration
USMCMom 13 7/1/15 7:45 PM by SheBear0320
Stylish Dress Book Wear w/Freedom Dress E
question about construction
Spacious Skies 2 6/30/15 0:04 AM by Spacious Skies
Do-Sew versus Tissue paper (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
What do you prefer to copy your pattern onto?
auntiepati 47 6/29/15 8:21 PM by pointdepatou
FBA--is there a limit to the width?
alpenrose 4 6/29/15 11:15 AM by Nancy K
Connie Crawford Patterns?
alpenrose 7 6/28/15 1:58 PM by katlew03
Temp adhesive like WebBond
for pattern layout
sherri2sew 2 6/28/15 8:27 AM by esseesee
Success using Kenneth King's notched collar adaptation? (Pages 1 2)
Vintage Tailor 18 6/26/15 4:35 PM by Vintage Tailor
Swimsuit modification
davi23 7 6/25/15 11:01 PM by davi23
FBA...Half or Whole? (Pages 1 2 3 4)
JTink 30 6/24/15 5:58 PM by GlButterfly
Forward shoulder alteration (Pages 1 2)
How do you do it?
Jackie M 18 6/23/15 9:36 PM by Liser
McCall's pattern 8627
Pattern instructions needed....
Dezzz 8 6/22/15 11:40 PM by Dezzz
Suzy Furrer drafting classes on Craftsy (Pages 1 2)
KathySews 15 6/22/15 6:17 PM by frame
Size choices in patterns (Pages 1 2)
But I think I know the answer
RobA. 12 6/16/15 10:43 PM by untherapy
Side panel on my Jalie Jeans (Pages 1 2)
fisheggs 18 6/16/15 2:56 PM by fisheggs
Fly Front?
How to add fly front to pattern?
auntiepati 6 6/14/15 2:04 PM by idontsew
Perfect Pants Patterns?? (Pages 1 2)
Who makes the best pants patterns?
auntiepati 17 6/9/15 9:28 PM by Karla Kizer
Adjusting the center back
changing angle instead of slashing and spreading
Elaine Dougan 9 6/6/15 4:25 PM by Nancy K
McCall's 6557 Dress
Maternity Adjustment
j Renee Design 4 6/4/15 6:13 PM by solosmocker
Pants inseam?
How to eliminate bunching in pants?
auntiepati 4 6/4/15 9:39 AM by auntiepati
Decreasing drop shoulder on fleece jacket
Drop shoulder alteration
woggy 2 6/2/15 2:12 PM by woggy
Turn error into design opportunity (Pages 1 2)
When cutting out your pattern goes wrong
SandraB 12 6/1/15 4:57 PM by lca
Cup size poll (Pages 1 2 3 ... 12)
BriarRose 110 5/30/15 8:17 PM by Elephun
Bust Darts--need to know everything ! (Pages 1 2 3)
alpenrose 28 5/25/15 1:30 AM by Elephun
Jean shorts from stretch jeans pattern
Liamsmama 4 5/24/15 12:19 PM by Karla Kizer
Buying a fitting shell pattern--what size? (Pages 1 2)
kdbobo 10 5/23/15 1:06 PM by annem54
yoke, yoke, is this a yoke?
alpenrose 5 5/21/15 11:44 PM by alpenrose
Gussets anyone?
Myllil 3 5/20/15 8:54 AM by sacjeanie
Shoulder on Butterick 6127
Tizmehr 3 5/19/15 12:55 PM by beauturbo
Lining and Darts
SewForMichele 4 5/14/15 9:02 AM by SewForMichele
Sure-Fit (Pages 1 2 3)
Which one?
halleyscomet 24 5/13/15 11:02 PM by Nancy K
"French Blocks" in Robert Doyle's Waisted Efforts (Pages 1 2)
Do the instructions make sense?
andye 12 5/13/15 7:17 PM by andye
Modifying Jalie 2787 - FBA or Size Blending?
Criss-cross top
xixstar 3 5/13/15 9:51 AM by sacjeanie
How do I adjust the strap width...
on the So Sew Easy drape top without running into trouble?
blueviola 6 5/11/15 1:32 PM by blueviola
How to use french curve, pattern/design ruler? (Pages 1 2 3)
(which part do you use for which curve and how do you know length to make line)
sewing in the city 20 5/11/15 1:32 AM by Rita61
Drafting a zippered jacket from a TNT t-shirt pattern
How do I change the armhole?
JOshiro 6 5/8/15 3:28 PM by lca
re-drawing a neckline (Pages 1 2)
Will this affect fit elsewhere?
USMCMom 10 5/8/15 3:40 AM by janedoe0a
Can you make a swayback adjustment using back darts only?
loohoo44 5 5/6/15 7:14 AM by labsrule
Craftsy class
Anyone tried this one?
halleyscomet 3 5/6/15 1:14 AM by leahboyan
Bodice Lining/Facing without a closure
Help me avoid using bias tape!
Georgia 3 5/5/15 1:04 PM by Georgia
Need help drafting a lining
Facings very different as jacket has raglan sleeves
HawkeMorningStar7 6 5/3/15 7:27 PM by HawkeMorningStar7
modify waist
need help to make waist with rib knitting
Dana Cetz 4 5/3/15 10:35 AM by detroy
Yoga pants pattern with pockets?
I'm going all yoga all the time but I need a pocket for my iPhone
Maripat 6 4/29/15 5:16 PM by Adaire
Soft rule vs. Hard Rule--is there a formula?
alpenrose 5 4/28/15 8:49 PM by Irina Grace
Troubleshooting incorrectly made commercial pattern
rewetzel 9 4/28/15 11:59 AM by PattiAnnJ
Flat Pattern Making
Sewncooknmom 4 4/25/15 2:02 PM by Changma
What can I do with this bust dart?
Rotate? Turn into gathers? Help!
stirwatersblue 9 4/23/15 5:03 PM by stirwatersblue
FBA on Bomber Jacket
Where best to add FBA
Tolkenesque 1 4/23/15 10:50 AM by Kathleen Fasanella
How do I make this type of sleeve?
And what is it called?
blueviola 8 4/21/15 8:32 AM by blueviola
Altering swimsuit straps
JennaF 3 4/21/15 0:31 AM by diane s
High round back alteration (Pages 1 2)
JTink 13 4/20/15 3:41 PM by JTink
45" or 54" or 60" what's the difference really? (Pages 1 2)
alpenrose 19 4/19/15 11:17 PM by alpenrose
Audrey Neckline Raised
Sunshine12242 0 4/19/15 3:35 PM by Sunshine12242
type of fabric
kimdkus 3 4/19/15 2:28 PM by beauturbo
Wild Ginger (Pages 1 2)
help getting started please
sew obsessed 19 4/17/15 10:09 PM by AcroMom
Swimwear Pattern Grading
grading
kiannajh 2 4/17/15 7:54 PM by AcroMom
Burda: Sew Your Own Personal 8-Piece Lingerie Collection
kajero 0 4/17/15 6:32 PM by kajero
Making a custom dress
Looking for pattern base(s) for copycat dress
Passion4Sewing 3 4/16/15 5:17 PM by Elephun
question on amazing fit pattern (Pages 1 2)
simplicity 2446 blazer question
avatrx 11 4/16/15 3:44 PM by halleyscomet
Classes
Has anyone taken the
ccris 7 4/14/15 4:33 PM by ccris
Pants drafting (Pages 1 2)
different methods
Liamsmama 10 4/13/15 8:39 AM by sewdance
Musings on fit (Pages 1 2)
thinking about fitting in days gone by
SpitfireGal 11 4/13/15 8:04 AM by EleanorSews
FBA on DKNY Vogue 1408?
How do you do an FBA on a garment with seams like this?
uncorked 2 4/12/15 4:58 PM by SewFar
Most successful re-purposing projects? (Pages 1 2)
gramma b 13 4/10/15 8:37 PM by Frenchvanilla
BurdaStyle Academy
grading patterns class
althea 0 4/10/15 11:34 AM by althea
Swayback Adjustement without CB Seam
Website with tutorial isn't working :(
cestlavie 3 4/10/15 5:58 AM by DOGLOVER389
Help me make a full, ruffled retro apron for pageant?! (Pages 1 2)
rudyinok 12 4/9/15 1:22 PM by rudyinok
Sassy Librarian Blouse by C. Haynes on Craftsy
How to lower neckline on blouse?
auntiepati 1 4/7/15 3:21 PM by Tommy1969
Source for template for button placement on suit coat sleeves (Pages 1 2)
Has holes to insert chalk pencil to mark for buttons
Maripat 10 4/6/15 2:10 AM by stirwatersblue
Basic Black sewing book by Watanbe
Anyone tried these?
gramma b 9 4/4/15 2:07 PM by SewMentalMama
Craftsy April Fools Sale (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
All classes are $19.99
Changma 57 4/3/15 4:00 PM by DonnaH
Adding zipper to dress pattern
cjacobs 2 4/2/15 12:21 PM by cjacobs
if narrowing shoulder do I need to adjust sleeve?
cathydavison 9 4/2/15 8:56 AM by sacjeanie
Sewing for other people (Pages 1 2 3)
Slopers for multiple people
Doja 22 4/1/15 3:43 PM by PetitePear
Vogue Couturier 2189 How did they do keyhole inset?
Self fabric keyhole inset. How is it done?
sewnotwork 9 3/31/15 8:49 PM by PetitePear
Vogue pattern 2949 jacket
it is out of print
Diane333 3 3/28/15 12:32 PM by Nancy Rhodes
McCalls 3070 (Pages 1 2)
Need envelope info
FeedDog 18 3/28/15 6:42 AM by FeedDog
Adding underwires
when a pattern that does not include them?
christik 3 3/27/15 9:29 PM by christik
Tilton for Vogue 8813 (Pages 1 2)
SavannahSue 16 3/27/15 8:14 PM by Annie- oh
Double breasted to single breasted coat pattern
sewersewist 2 3/25/15 6:33 PM by sewersewist
Belcarra blouse
On the bias
Liamsmama 3 3/25/15 2:06 PM by sroy
Copying a shirt
Using the Press'n Seal method
helenkosings 2 3/24/15 9:20 PM by helenkosings
Need help (Pages 1 2)
What is this called??
knitstitcher 14 3/24/15 8:33 PM by dove29
Any way to do an FBA on this style?
StyleArc pattern has me stumped
OP Gal 9 3/22/15 8:59 PM by OP Gal
Vogue "Figure Flattery" Pattern Symbols (Pages 1 2)
Do you think Vogue's Figure Flattery symbols are accurate?
almost 14 3/22/15 8:05 PM by EleanorSews
One piece sleeve pattern converted to two piece pattern?
Is there a way to do this?
Prisca712 7 3/20/15 4:20 PM by Kiwirose
Turn One Piece Sleeve into Two Piece
Kiwirose 3 3/20/15 4:03 PM by Kiwirose
Different Skirt Pattern for Butterick 5181 (Pages 1 2)
Tizmehr 11 3/20/15 1:12 PM by Tizmehr
pdf pattern drafting: to tape or tape less? (Pages 1 2 3)
overlap pattern pieces to reduce the amount of printing and taping?
lekan 25 3/20/15 4:35 AM by lekan
M5893
FBA on empire styles?
gramma b 2 3/18/15 9:14 AM by caren751
Stylish Skirts book by Saito Watanabe
Mangosteen25 3 3/16/15 8:48 AM by Mangosteen25
Truing the seam on a pants pattern (Pages 1 2)
Back is shorter than front in places, is there a reason?
Liamsmama 10 3/16/15 0:32 AM by sewdoggie22
Making a cowl neck top into regular top
McCalls 6963
Kimbercrow 5 3/14/15 1:35 AM by Kimbercrow
Converting pattern for sheer fabric (Pages 1 2)
Vogue 9076
DaisyGrubber 13 3/11/15 1:41 PM by Utta Retch
Butterick 5819 (Pages 1 2)
Anything wrong with lining it?
Marie367 13 3/11/15 12:22 PM by Marie367
Turning a dart into a pleat
And adding an additional pleat
Tizmehr 3 3/11/15 7:22 AM by Tizmehr
crinoline designs
rmusic1 6 3/10/15 7:08 PM by Blaceyda
Help with Girls' Basic Pattern Set
Girls' Basic Pattern Set
jamesnaat 6 3/9/15 6:07 PM by tailored
Modify pattern to make star trek dress (Pages 1 2)
LDT2011 10 3/9/15 9:43 AM by DolphinDancer30
Suzy Furrer pant draft class?
Anyone have her book and try the draft?
Marilly 9 3/9/15 4:21 AM by Austragirl
Tailored Jacket with extended shoulders Vogue 1820
Altering pattern to update shoulder line
ChicagoCalCal 9 3/6/15 4:05 PM by beauturbo
Button placement on shirts (Pages 1 2)
Do you make that top button/buttonhole?
QuiltSewSewSue 19 3/5/15 1:59 PM by Merry G
Advice regarding fabric choice
can you help?
sewing.for.6 5 3/5/15 1:43 AM by with love Heidi
Fitted vs non-fitted shirts and different cuts of jeans?
Pattern difference examples?
corrado33 6 3/1/15 5:32 PM by corrado33
Burda Patterns 7124 - Purchased in JoAnn's
Are the measurements on the pattern finished measurements?
tlc246 7 2/28/15 10:26 PM by mmcp
Pocket after waist adjustment
Trace the side seam adjustment to the pocket pieces
Ashford 4 2/28/15 1:48 PM by Ashford
Sewer statistics (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
Number of people making clothing for themselves
Amelia Airhead 50 2/27/15 4:22 PM by solosmocker
Find a Dress Pattern for "O" Figure Type (Pages 1 2)
"O" Figure
Rhonda in Montreal 17 2/26/15 1:16 PM by Rhonda in Montreal
Brand Ease and Size Picking (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
Informal survey anyone?
PriorPatterns 41 2/25/15 6:24 AM by BirdyBooo
changing the zip from side to back
rmusic1 2 2/23/15 1:56 AM by Irina Grace
seeking dummy-proof single-welt pocket instructions - for a SLANTED pocket (Pages 1 2)
for the dimensionally-challenged! :)
kellyhogaboom 12 2/21/15 10:08 AM by silversewist
swapping moderate stretch knits for gabardine or crepe?
shinkai 4 2/20/15 5:24 PM by shinkai
Inserting gussets into a fitted coat underarm (Pages 1 2)
resources? tutorials?
kellyhogaboom 12 2/20/15 3:46 PM by kellyhogaboom
How should I line this?
HanPanda 5 2/20/15 10:44 AM by HanPanda
man's pattern to woman's pattern???
wildwinowoman 2 2/19/15 6:48 PM by Catina
Drafting empire "cupped" dress from knit sloper
Need some advice please :)
cestlavie 9 2/17/15 8:19 AM by rishishah1
Should seam ease? (Pages 1 2)
Vinnems 13 2/16/15 12:22 PM by MrsCharisma
Don McCunn (Pages 1 2)
tinyskids 12 2/15/15 7:38 PM by Vinnems
Pattern For Anthropologie Cocoon Sweater
Design
Cee7 8 2/15/15 8:22 AM by Fran G
Pattern for the Nigella Dress? (Pages 1 2)
knitandso 18 2/11/15 12:57 PM by lakaribane
pattern suggestion? (Pages 1 2)
easy pockets
avatrx 10 2/9/15 7:53 PM by Sewandwrite
looking for a pattern of pants with elastic on the bottom of the legs (Pages 1 2)
please help me
loveapples 19 2/9/15 1:33 PM by halleyscomet
Pattern from Image (Pages 1 2)
Darkthestral 13 2/8/15 10:39 AM by Catina
Ottobre Womens Patterns
Question regarding ease and fit
tillysews 6 2/8/15 9:11 AM by blue mooney
Drafting shirt fronts & button placket
paulalou 2 2/8/15 2:01 AM by Quickie
Altering a woven dress pattern for a knit fabric.
Vancouvergirl 6 2/7/15 5:04 PM by Datcat23
Leather trim on Burda 6842 Blazer
Unsure about how to apply leather trim! HELP
Js1747 3 2/5/15 9:16 PM by Js1747
Dirndl skirt question
Trying to make a less full dirndl
CarolynD 5 2/5/15 11:17 AM by NancyZL
burdastyle KNIT top and dress sloper?
did anyone try it?
loveapples 0 2/5/15 0:28 AM by loveapples
Shirt front/button placket
Cut the shirt front backwards... Now what
Liamsmama 5 2/4/15 8:38 PM by nitsel
Moving Darts (Pages 1 2)
NessyS 17 2/4/15 5:48 AM by NessyS
Sweetheart Collar
Adding a collar to a sweetheart bodice
franchsica 0 2/3/15 7:57 PM by franchsica
Grade adjustment for men's xl to xxl
swashbu 4 2/3/15 0:40 AM by swashbu
Question Regarding Grain Line Direction (Pages 1 2)
DOGLOVER389 14 2/2/15 11:41 AM by frame
Coat--adding a button-out lining (Pages 1 2)
Ideas to make an overcoat warmer for very cold days
ChicagoCalCal 10 2/1/15 1:13 PM by PeppermintPam
Classic straight skirt and full thigh adjustment (Pages 1 2)
HelenI 13 2/1/15 11:56 AM by ccris
Style Arc Emelia Jacket (Pages 1 2 3)
anyone made it?
schmammy 21 1/28/15 9:59 PM by knitstitcher
Blocks in set of basic sizes
LizJ58 4 1/28/15 10:11 AM by Catina
Pin tucks question
I'd like to add pin tucks to the bodice of this pattern
sewing.for.6 7 1/27/15 9:44 AM by Molliefran
Changing cut-on facing to sewn-on
Anything I need to know?
HarrietHomeowner 5 1/24/15 12:50 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Please help with drafting this sideless skirt pattern (Pages 1 2)
draft from basic skirt block help
cestlavie 16 1/22/15 4:09 PM by cestlavie
How much skirt does this dress have?
DonnaH 8 1/21/15 4:40 PM by DonnaH
Jeans fitting (Pages 1 2)
Jenny80 14 1/19/15 11:13 PM by Arlene1995
Are symmetrical sleeves drafts ever okay? (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
aslipperysloper 40 1/17/15 8:39 PM by aslipperysloper
Sherlock coat
renjon7798 6 1/17/15 11:10 AM by southernsticher
Sloper Class from Burda
Kristal 9 1/15/15 3:27 PM by Kristal
Knocking-off Kate Middleton's white eyelet dress (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Potential patterns, potential challenges?
lakaribane 31 1/12/15 3:10 AM by HC
How do I remove ease?
help me pick the right sizes for Jalie 979
SpitfireGal 2 1/11/15 11:47 AM by geniknits
buzzybeesworld site is gone? (Pages 1 2)
JOshiro 14 1/10/15 7:46 AM by lakaribane
making a ski mask or face mask (Pages 1 2)
anyone know a good way to make one of these
avatrx 12 1/10/15 6:09 AM by avatrx
Dior Hip Pad
Pattern Drafting Question
Manifestomiku 9 1/7/15 6:16 PM by andye
Style Arc Poppy Top
Not enough main fabric for facing pieces!
clgangi 4 1/6/15 6:18 PM by clgangi
Closure for a Kilt Apron
Help me keep 5 yards of fabric from ending up around my ankles
childoferna 6 1/6/15 2:54 AM by jacquiJB
Pot holder (Pages 1 2 3)
JTink 26 1/5/15 1:13 AM by Geejay
Should I interline...?
Tailoring question!
jjosiejo 9 1/4/15 4:53 PM by TGWGWS
Pattern Vogue 1332
Altering pattern to fit more like the designers original
jinxbrown 4 1/2/15 11:46 AM by jinxbrown
Dart too long
JTink 7 1/1/15 8:53 AM by JTink
Shortening Metal Zippers (Pages 1 2)
Less than ten minutes, no zipper tape damage
kayakpeak 11 1/1/15 7:55 AM by solosmocker
Anyone made an overalls jumper?
want to turn men's pants into a dress
SpitfireGal 3 12/31/14 11:32 AM by Adaire
Feather Leak on Down Coat
fabric to stop the feathers coming out
PATTYB 8 12/30/14 1:14 PM by PATTYB
Using thin fleece for pattern requiring woven
how do I adjust the sizing
avatrx 4 12/22/14 8:56 AM by avatrx
Altering (re-sizing/downsizing) double breasted wool coat? (Pages 1 2)
ShantiSeamstressing 11 12/20/14 8:25 PM by Arlene1995
Copying RTW Pants
jmziegler 6 12/19/14 6:01 PM by arianamaniacs
tacky or tasteful? (Pages 1 2 3)
design idea
rmusic1 23 12/18/14 0:15 AM by sings2high
FBA on Empire Waist
AnnieL 3 12/17/14 1:19 PM by Nancy K
Estimating Yardage?
How to determine how much fabric I need...
tbot 4 12/16/14 9:04 AM by frame
Coat Lining
Replace or repair?
Liamsmama 5 12/16/14 8:06 AM by KyleQC
Simplicity 2146 in ponte knit?
Do I need to make any alterations?
TalyQ 6 12/14/14 10:05 AM by HelenM01
Boys Boxers
Help with pattern size
Kelkubi 3 12/14/14 8:46 AM by Bethwhitch
Adjust a smaller size at bust/belly/hips -OR- adjust shoulders & armholes of size that fits bust/belly/hips (Pages 1 2)
Which would fit an apple better?
CityChik 13 12/13/14 8:23 PM by CityChik
Forward shoulder adjustment on raglan sleeve with cowl neck
KBT Sewer 2 12/12/14 8:33 AM by KBT Sewer
Need help with bulky hem
stirwatersblue 8 12/11/14 1:30 AM by stirwatersblue
Skirt with three outstitched diagonal darts (Pages 1 2)
How to swing the front dart to make these!
CarolynD 12 12/10/14 11:40 AM by Nancy K
How to lengthen front rise on men's jutlands? (Pages 1 2)
How to lengthen front rise without changing back rise?
swirlgurl 14 12/9/14 10:47 PM by swirlgurl
The Valentina Project
Open Source PC/Mac/Linux Pattern Drafting Software
LizJ58 5 12/9/14 2:11 PM by detroy
Skirt Lining with Fly front
Any tutorials?
Kimmysue 2 12/8/14 5:57 PM by SuzanneSewsRVA
How to join the front and front band? (Pages 1 2)
Joining front and band as one piece.
auntiepati 14 12/8/14 4:39 PM by auntiepati
Adding length to sloper center back
blend with a straight line or curve?
pandaseal 4 12/6/14 11:25 PM by pandaseal
Burda Mavens
Sleeve size for jacket
woggy 4 12/5/14 5:01 PM by woggy
Cowl neck variation
How would you draft this?
mary in FL 8 12/5/14 12:01 PM by studiofaro
Best bodice drafting method for full bust/hourglass?
fullerenedream 5 12/3/14 11:43 AM by petro
Ladies, which way do you overlap your waistbands? (Pages 1 2)
men's vs. women's
SpitfireGal 15 12/2/14 5:42 PM by lauraborealis
Bias binding a dress bodice, instead of turning
Any considerations?
stirwatersblue 7 12/1/14 9:50 PM by Debbie Lancaster
Altering for a man's beer belly
Am I thinking this right?
Beaglemama 6 11/30/14 11:06 PM by CM_Sews
RTW Jacket difficult to put on..Should I add Gusset, if so How?
Sunshine12242 0 11/30/14 4:32 PM by Sunshine12242
Grading up a pattern
sharon2013 3 11/30/14 7:53 AM by sharon2013
patternreview winter street dress
Celticstitcher 1 11/26/14 1:49 PM by JEF
Knit skirt waistband "grain" orientation?
Same pattern, two views, pattern laid out differently. Explain?
stirwatersblue 4 11/24/14 2:25 PM by stirwatersblue
Am I doing the right thing?
Self lining a burnout
carolynw 4 11/23/14 11:39 AM by carolynw
Hidden pocket in pants ??
Where to put a pocket in knit or form-fitting pants
cgmemphis 6 11/22/14 7:10 PM by mmcp
Altering Adult Pattern to Child
Georgian/Victorian Jacket
mcnaughty 1 11/20/14 3:10 AM by jacquiJB
Thread tracing (Pages 1 2 3 4)
How do you do it?
drsue 32 11/19/14 8:35 AM by Seemane aka Claire
new V1422 calls for mesh bodice lining - why? (Pages 1 2)
meleliza 11 11/18/14 10:48 PM by meleliza
Outerwear - Question of ease (Pages 1 2 3)
MrsCharisma 25 11/17/14 3:28 PM by MrsCharisma
Sandra Betzina's power sewing
How to fix over stretched necklines
GretchenB 0 11/14/14 11:18 PM by GretchenB
Dart Manipulation on Hip Length Block
How, just how?
cestlavie 6 11/14/14 1:45 PM by cestlavie
MC CALLS 6844 DOWNSIZING
Sunshine12242 5 11/12/14 11:55 AM by sharon2013
Stretchrite Sport Elastic: how to sew
How to sewSport Elastic
TexasPat 3 11/10/14 9:01 PM by TexasPat
Turning Butterick 5257 into coat
ceah 1 11/10/14 4:46 PM by solosmocker
Older French Sizing Standards? (Pages 1 2)
andye 10 11/7/14 10:26 PM by Vintage Joan
Looking for a bra pattern
need bra pattern for US 32DD
Nancywin 3 11/7/14 4:51 PM by lca
Clothing from unusual materials
Clareew 9 11/7/14 11:00 AM by frame
Regular blouse to sleeveless?
Armscye
Carol Wisman 4 11/6/14 6:32 PM by Carol Wisman
project runway question
pattern making
Jane Misslich 5 11/6/14 1:10 PM by BriarRose
Stabilizing cuts on the crosswise grain
HanPanda 7 11/5/14 1:17 PM by Doris W. in TN
tuck tuck--whose got the tuck?
alpenrose 2 11/4/14 2:37 PM by alpenrose
Help With Digital Pattern Drafting & Grading
How to grade from one pattern size, or make pattern in two sizes identical
katskinner 5 11/4/14 1:07 PM by kcurtis
Altering sleeve cap? (Pages 1 2)
How to di this
knitstitcher 12 11/3/14 5:46 PM by Nancy K
adding a lining to a faux wrap top
please help
hoyhoy 3 11/3/14 2:44 PM by hoyhoy
Natalie Bray inner and outer shaped seams
andye 1 11/3/14 7:31 AM by tailored
armscye bottom edge--how far from underarm?
alpenrose 1 11/2/14 8:35 PM by Vireya
Matching stripe on darted sleeve
Sleeve length is different
Elaine Dougan 1 11/2/14 5:39 PM by Irina Grace
Change pattern from pleated front to plain
Simplicity pattern 1887
HelenHB 4 10/31/14 10:20 PM by HelenM01
Wiksten Tova pattern
lgrande 4 10/28/14 7:00 PM by shellysortasews
Drafting a jacket lining
There's one thing I don't get
meanjean 3 10/27/14 5:33 PM by tailored
Logic behind 2-piece tailored sleeves? (Pages 1 2)
Good option for large bicep?
meanjean 12 10/22/14 9:44 PM by meanjean
From Muslin to paper--armhole dart?
alpenrose 8 10/19/14 8:08 PM by marthamckeon123
Waistbands and interfacing
Vinnems 5 10/18/14 7:07 PM by solosmocker
Creating a proper undercollar pattern?
Vogue 8940
jjosiejo 8 10/18/14 6:56 AM by tailored
Drafting a Shirtdress with shaped CB Seam
cestlavie 3 10/17/14 11:59 AM by cestlavie
blending sizes for princess seam dress (KS 3760)
stringfigures 3 10/16/14 9:51 PM by diane s
What do you do with old projects after you learn better fit? (Pages 1 2 3)
HanPanda 22 10/16/14 4:44 PM by allycovey
Sleeve cap height compared to armhole height
Should they be the same?
Elaine Dougan 8 10/16/14 10:58 AM by woggy
Yet another FBA question... (Pages 1 2)
How to add a bust dart on Raglan Sleeve Top...
Steffie 13 10/14/14 11:53 PM by misschris
Raising armhole that had a pleat
ceah 2 10/13/14 7:56 AM by ceah
Transferring Pattern sizes (Pages 1 2)
I want to transfer patterns so i don't cut them up :/
duckydubz 18 10/12/14 9:22 PM by Karla Kizer
Sewing Silk Fabrics
Trouble finding the link
Marcia R 1 10/11/14 5:33 PM by grey ann
Turning Buttons into Zipper
Mccall's 5661 back buttons, want zipper instead
ceah 4 10/11/14 3:26 PM by ceah
Pleated knit dress?
Is a pleated knit dress a nightmare waiting to happen?
fabricaddiction 7 10/11/14 2:29 PM by beauturbo
Claire Shaeffer on grading in Threads (Pages 1 2)
where to buy a single issue?
Mole Princess 12 10/11/14 9:30 AM by sacjeanie
scooping the crotch vs darted wedge (Pages 1 2 3 ... 6)
avatrx 59 10/9/14 10:07 PM by tailormaid
What to do with freezer paper / parchment paper after use? (Pages 1 2)
Being responsible with tools that you can easily throw away
fabricaddiction 13 10/8/14 5:48 PM by fabricaddiction
Elastic Waists
sharon2013 5 10/7/14 1:22 PM by marec
FBA on Empire Waist
... not sure about the darts
Canadian Jane 4 10/6/14 7:12 PM by Canadian Jane
Blazer with trim
How to add trim with a notched collar?
CynthiaSue 4 10/6/14 6:00 PM by beauturbo
Pattern fitting or pattern making - which to learn first? (Pages 1 2 3)
cgmemphis 23 10/6/14 8:15 AM by sharon2013
facing fabric choice
rmusic1 1 10/2/14 1:13 AM by jacquiJB
fasanella nameless tutorial
jump hem?
Marie Norway 3 10/1/14 2:47 AM by Marie Norway
Hi/low hem - inside
How to make the inside of the skirt pretty
cathydavison 6 9/29/14 8:48 PM by cathydavison
Check points to use when comparing pants patterns (Pages 1 2 3 4)
xtreme1 32 9/29/14 8:51 AM by detroy
My pattern printed off at 1/8" less than 4" (Pages 1 2)
It printed wrong, so now I have to compensate
ghijsmom 10 9/21/14 5:31 PM by Maia B
Very large Bust Darts to dartless block?
Flat Pattern Books show this as possible, but I don't know.
shajarataddurr 6 9/21/14 3:23 PM by Leslie01
Using Striped Fabric for maxi skirt
How to place stripes for flattering fit with stripes
Paulakenn53 4 9/21/14 8:48 AM by biochemistress
oliver+s Cinema Dress (Pages 1 2 3)
grading up one size
Aless 25 9/17/14 10:25 PM by mistyknits
Will be making an "evening over-jacket" from chiffon - oy!
Want to change straight sleeves to bell sleeves
Arline 8 9/17/14 3:37 PM by HelenM01
drafting a shirt back yoke
sewgirl 4 9/16/14 8:10 AM by sewgirl
1950s style dress pattern
looking
spadesneverfade 3 9/15/14 8:50 PM by Speech girl
Sizing up
I need to size up a pattern
kathi s 3 9/15/14 7:33 PM by kathi s
Looking for a pattern that suits this design
Need help looking/drafting this pattern
duckydubz 1 9/14/14 11:54 PM by Speech girl
Question on Drafting Long Skirt
LizSabo 4 9/14/14 8:09 PM by LizSabo
How to fold vintage sewing pattern
Astrox 5 9/14/14 3:45 PM by a7yrstitch
Shortening RTW Jacket Sleeve
jean jacket
schmammy 6 9/13/14 11:02 AM by a7yrstitch
Knife-pleated skirt (on a dress)
Which way should the pleats face?
stirwatersblue 2 9/12/14 8:33 AM by stirwatersblue
Printing Designs
Using Printer or Copy Machine
HawaiianEi 3 9/11/14 5:01 PM by HawaiianEi
How to draft a stand up collar
MisfitToy 2 9/11/14 9:29 AM by MisfitToy
Sleeve cap shape and decreasing ease (Pages 1 2)
pferdfarm 17 9/9/14 9:23 AM by sew2006
Question about pattern in Sept 2014 Issue
For a Burda Subscriber
ChristinePDX 4 9/5/14 9:20 PM by ChristinePDX
Tutorial for drafting front facing on Jacket (Pages 1 2)
MrsCharisma 19 9/3/14 8:18 PM by MrsCharisma
Fitting top of M6503
Chymaera 3 9/2/14 11:16 AM by Chymaera
Pattern making software (Pages 1 2 3 4)
Can anyone help me decide?
gmagina 33 8/31/14 11:04 PM by cgmemphis
Sleeve Fitting - Elbow Rotation
I think something is wrong.
Elaine Dougan 2 8/31/14 9:12 PM by simplystitches
Body depth
used crotch curve
Julia C 2 8/28/14 5:27 PM by Julia C
Draft a collar like this?
AmandaRenea 9 8/28/14 1:01 PM by GretchenB
Making a Muslin: How similiar to the desired/final garment should it be?
FARQUHAR 8 8/27/14 9:57 PM by Nancy K
Will my skirt hold up with just waist facing? (Pages 1 2 3)
Fabric is heavy and feels like its going to slip off
Shamin01 26 8/26/14 7:28 PM by Michele Lommasson
Full Belly Adjustment on dartless skirt with waistband
pandaseal 8 8/26/14 1:03 PM by pandaseal
How to use simple top pattern for cardigan
Sunshine12242 8 8/25/14 8:38 AM by Pamela R
skipped stitches on ITY knit (Pages 1 2)
ldwillborn 10 8/23/14 10:17 AM by ldwillborn
one inch square?? (Pages 1 2 3)
Printing an e-pattern
Annie- oh 22 8/21/14 10:48 AM by Annie- oh
need help with simplicity pattern hem (Pages 1 2)
what is the standard hem width for Simplicity pattern?
hoyhoy 10 8/21/14 2:19 AM by hoyhoy
Help with tracing patterns (Pages 1 2)
lgrande 10 8/19/14 9:32 PM by atymonw
half vampire half pirate
very early Halloween prep.
procraftinate 9 8/19/14 2:47 PM by procraftinate
Patterns for big men don't seem to exist (Pages 1 2)
Skratchie 11 8/18/14 9:31 PM by TGWGWS
Manipulating Bias Edges
I think I stretched it
schmammy 6 8/16/14 10:53 PM by a7yrstitch
Can we discuss how to make basics more flattering? (Pages 1 2 3)
big tummy in this example
marymary86 28 8/16/14 7:07 AM by Quickie
Underlining needed? (Pages 1 2)
Underlining for medium soft linen
DebJ 13 8/15/14 11:26 PM by SewABQ
How much fabric do I need for a shirt? (Pages 1 2)
Self-drafting / copying a full-sleeve knit t-shirt - how much material needed?
fabricaddiction 12 8/14/14 4:08 PM by TGWGWS
Altering low/mid rise pants patterns to make them high waisted
Is it possible?
Yobtaf 5 8/12/14 11:09 PM by DOGLOVER389
Turning pants pattern into jeans?
Lori9999 5 8/11/14 7:47 PM by SusanRosalie
Slopers vs. purchased patterns? (Pages 1 2)
A sloper is custom to you - but how to incorporate details from a pattern you may love?
fabricaddiction 10 8/10/14 2:30 PM by fabricaddiction
Pattern drafting book (Pages 1 2 3)
Does a compendium of patterns exist?
AngelaSews 20 8/10/14 1:50 PM by AngelaSews
I Need A Young Boy Tux!
It will also need to be altered
BlueRoze 8 8/9/14 11:46 PM by Mel.J
Stabilizing a botton (Pages 1 2)
JTink 11 8/9/14 2:27 PM by PattiAnnJ
How to reduce a size 14 pattern to a size 10?
sosat 7 8/7/14 0:28 AM by beauturbo
Adding Extended Shoulders to a woven dress
IS there anything I would know?
lakaribane 3 8/4/14 12:12 PM by lakaribane
Help me find center-front on my shirt!
Collette Negroni, mens' long-sleeved dress-style shirt
kellyhogaboom 7 8/3/14 11:37 PM by kellyhogaboom
How to make HP 1101 work - AKA Hot Patterns' dread Slouchy Fly front skirt
Love the look, but hated the reviews - how to prepare myself for the bumpy road ahead
fabricaddiction 0 8/3/14 1:27 AM by fabricaddiction
Would this work for a...... er... curvier figure?
fabricaddiction 9 8/2/14 7:15 PM by fabricaddiction
Scout Woven Tee (Pages 1 2 3 ... 5)
a couple of fitting issues
schmammy 47 8/1/14 4:39 PM by lgrande
Closely fitted muslin . . .
should I widen back a tad to accommodate bulk of zipper?
Mole Princess 3 8/1/14 2:48 PM by Catina
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