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Sewing Lesson: Flared Dress 109 05/2015


Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Flared Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our California Road Trip pattern collection from the May 2015 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this versatile dress and style it for cooler weather!

5 Tips for Steaming Garments


Bring on the heat! Steaming garments is essential to getting out tough creases in fabric and making your garments look picture perfect. Check out our 5 tips for steaming your garments.

Wear it With Fringe: My Finished Fringed Vest


Yesterday Ty posted a lovely article on 70’s inspiration and fringe styles, where I also posted a DIY fringe tutorial. This post is debuted my finished vest project as well as how I sewed it together. Check it out!

What is my Pattern Size?


It can sometimes be hard to determine which pattern size to use, so we have made it easy for you with some additional diagrams and tips on combining pattern sizes… Because who really fits into just one size!

Bra and Panty Sloper: New Plus Size and Sew Along!


We had great success with our regular size Bra and Panty Sloper, so we went ahead and made a Plus Size version! So now we are offering the sloper in sizes 44-52. Also read on to see how I sewed up my own bra and panty from this sloper.

5 Fabulous Things You Can Do With A Serger!


Want to take your sewing to the next level in 2015? You’ll be amazed at all of the great things you can do with a serger, not to mention the store-bought quality garments you’ll be able to create! Read about a few of the fun things you can do on a serger, and learn to master the machine yourself with Denise Wild’s upcoming Webinar!

The Making of a Cut Out Dress using the Janome Artistic Cutter


Janome sent me one of their Artistic Edge Digital Cutters, and wow! It is such a great tool to have in your studio, the possibilities are indeed endless. I wanted to use the equipment to make an edgy “laser-cut” look dress with pleather, and it turned out better than I could have imagined. Check out this cutter in action and how I assembled my dress.

Learn How To Draft A Notched Collar!


Why not bundle up this winter in your very own designs? Grab your bodice slopers or even make your own and check out this step-by-step guide for drafting one of the most popular collar styles for jackets and coats!

How to Make an A Line Skirt


Easily draft and modify any of your basic pencil skirt patterns to a new silhouette! Watch the free video for a pattern drafting tutorial on how to transform a pencil skirt pattern into a flowy A-line skirt pattern.

Top 10 Silk Patterns + Sewing with Silks Tips


Thursday’s web seminar is devoted to sewing with silks. Shop some of the best selling silk patterns from BurdaStyle and start making the most of this luxury fabric!

Draft Yourself a Paneled Pair of Leggings with our Sloper


Leggings are one of my favorite things to make, I started making them straight out of fashion school in all sorts of fun prints and panels. I wanted to share how I utilize our legging sloper to make a cool and edgy pair of leggings!

WARNING: Once knowing how to make leggings, you will not be able to stop. You will constantly buy tight and bright lycra fabrics and panel all sorts of them together in cool style lines. They will also be the only type of pant you will want to wear, because they are so comfortable and people will always compliment them. So keep a sketch book close at all time because you will always be thinking of new legging ideas!

Look Your Best In Professionally Tailored Garments


There’s nothing worse than spending hours sewing yourself a gorgeous garment, only to realize that the final fit is less than flattering. As most of you know, there is much more to professional tailoring than shortening a hem or taking in side seams. Here are a few of the many tailoring guidelines you can use to improve the overall look and fit of your garments… plus a sneak peek into Meg’s upcoming Tailoring Course!

Introducing Knit Slopers: Top/Dress and Legging Sloper


I am so excited to announce the release of our new knit sloper! We have added two new slopers to our expanding sloper pattern collection so you can easily build up your sloper library and design and draft your own stylish sewing patterns. These slopers are meant for those sewers who enjoy sewing with knits whether it be spandex, jersey, sweater knit, fleece, the list goes on!

Pant Alterations


Pant alteration are very common for ready to wear garments, especially if you wear an in-between size. The best place to make a waist adjustment on a pair of jeans is at the center back. Check out the steps to complete a successful alteration to the waist and waistband.

Your Guide To Choosing The Right Needle And Thread


Pre-fall fashion combines the best of both worlds when it comes to style options. You can still wear your pretty summer dresses and short-shorts, and then spice things up with a cool fall jacket or edgy leather boots. Everything goes with fabrics as well; from florals and sheers to plaids and faux fur. Check out this convenient needle and thread guide for sewing all kinds of fabrics!

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