In my patternmaking book, Patternmaking Made Easy, Connie Crawford says an adjustment must be made to prevent gaping when lowering the neckline more than 2″ from the original jewel neckline. Have you ever had this problem? Well, today I’m going to show you how to fix a gaping neckline on your sewing pattern.
One of my readers asked this question: “How can I fit my clothes without a dress form?” A good question, without a perfect answer. But today I hope I can help you a little bit by giving you 7 ways to make solo fitting easier. Does anyone else have the problem of fitting patterns solo? By solo […]
Last year, I shared sewing tips on Facebook that I use on a regular basis in my sewing. Because they’re scattered throughout my Facebook page, I decided to put 10 of my favorite in one place so you could refer to them at any time, without having to scroll through Facebook. So here they are: 10 […]
Have you ever had a pattern with so many fitting problems, you’re not sure where to begin? I tried to ignore some of them, like the front darts on my skirt being too close to the center front/back and looking really weird, but I couldn’t. If I’m gonna make the skirt, it might as well be […]
Just when I think I’m ready to finish a project, I discover several fitting problems. How is it that my waist fits fine, but the hip area is too tight? This is one of the problems I ran into in my effort to make my pleated skirt, (you can see part 1 of the pleated skirt here). […]
Have you ever seen a skirt you really liked but it didn’t come in your size? Or it’s no longer sold by the store? I saw this pleated skirt on Nordstrom’s Web site a few months ago and thought it was so cute, but they no longer sell it. So I decided to challenge myself and […]
Whenever I find a resource for plus size patterns, I like to let you all know about it. That’s not to say that some of you don’t already know, but just in case, I don’t mind sharing. I stumbled across this Web site by accident while looking for something else. (Isn’t that how it always happens?) […]
Yes, I’m guilty. I have fabric in the closet. And more fabric in a few tubs that I have to rummage through every time I’m looking for what I know I have, but just don’t know exactly which tub it’s in. Can you relate? Well, I created something to help me in my organizing process […]
You’ve spent your precious time altering your pattern, trying on a test garment, making more adjustments, trying on another test garment and finally it fits! Now what? Do you buy another pattern and do it all over again? Why not use the pattern you altered to make more styles, especially since you know it fits? […]
As a plus size woman, AbbeyPost should be on your radar, if it isn’t already. Why? Because this company caters to plus size women and they’re offering plus size dresses made to your measurements in the very near future.