Tips For Sewing Fine Fabrics

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Recently we showed you some of the sheer styles we’ve been loving on the red carpet lately, which left some of you wondering… how can we sew them?! We admit: It’s easy to get swept away by the soft chiffons and shimmering sheers and forget all about the hard part! Sewing delicate fabrics can be a challenge, but these tips will have you tackling those tricky textiles in no time.

Design and Make your own Swimwear: Introducing the Swimsuit Sloper

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Previously and with great success we launched our Bodice and Skirt Slopers as well as our Pant Sloper. We love the aspect of transforming a basic template “sloper” and modifying it to make your own design. We developed this Swimwear Sloper to be easily adaptable. Transform it into a retro style maillot, a bikini, or an edgy one-piece with cutouts!

Sewing Lesson: Summer Boucle Coat 115C 06/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Summer Boucle Coat sewing pattern that debuted in our White Out pattern collection from the June 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew summery coat.

Sewing Lesson: X Shawl Collar Top 105 04/2014

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our X Shawl Collar Top sewing pattern that debuted in our Paradise Found pattern collection from the April 2014 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this unique top.

How to Draft and Hem a Circle Skirt Pattern

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Circle skirts are one of my favorite styles… they’re so easy to wear and are ultra flattering. See how to draft your own made to measure circle skirt, and my trick for sewing the perfect hem!

Sewing Lesson: Drawstring Jacket 128 04/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Drawstring Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in our Freshly Cut pattern collection from the April 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this blowsy windbreaker.

Making a Sewing Pattern Shorter in Length

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As soon as I saw our V Neck Flutter Dress pattern, I knew I wanted to sew it. The full circular skirt was so appealing and I have been looking to make a dress with a circle skirt for a while now since I also seem to make dress with a gathered, pleated or pencil style skirt. When I went to print and assemble this pattern I noticed that is was actually a BurdaStyle tall size pattern, but that didn’t phase me one bit (I am not a tall size)… I simply made a few easy length adjustments and I was ready to go! See how I removed the extra length in my sewing pattern.

Sewing Lesson: Cap Sleeve Dress 108 03/2014

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Cap Sleeve Dress with Faux Top sewing pattern that debuted in our Kind of Blue from the March 2014 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this edgy illusion dress.

Design and Make your own Patterns: Introducing the Basic Pant Sloper

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A little while ago we released our basic Bodice and Skirt Slopers, so now we want to further complete your sloper library with this Basic Pant Sloper. A sloper is a template and starting point for any fashion designer and sewer as it has no styling and just a perfect fit! New to pattern making? No problem, check out this post for great references in drafting your own patterns form basic slopers.

Sewing Lesson: Shorts 131 03/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Green Shorts sewing pattern that debuted in our Strawberry Fields from the March 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew these basic summer shorts.

The Making of a Sweetheart Summer Dress

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Last week I presented this web seminar where I demonstrated every sewing step of sewing our Sweetheart Dress pattern and more! I loved making this dress very much, and it fits so beautifully.

Sewing Lesson: Pleated Mini Skirt 118A 08/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Inverse Pleated Mini Skirt sewing pattern that debuted in our Grey Gardens from the August 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this wrapped mini skirt perfect for spring!

Design and Make your own Patterns: Introducing Basic Bodice and Skirt Slopers!

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Ever just looking for a basic pattern that you can modify and work from to create your own sewing pattern design? Look no further than these new bodice and skirt sloper patterns. You can adjust the Basic Bodice and Sleeve Sloper to make many blouse, top, and shirt designs. Or we also have a basic Skirt Sloper in which you can draft virtually into any skirt design that is on your mind! We suggest getting both so that you can make your own dress styles. New to pattern making? No problem, check out this post for great references in drafting your own patterns form basic slopers.

Sewing Lesson: Peter Pan Collar Dress 128 05/2011

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Dress with Peter Pan Collar sewing pattern that debuted in the May 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this summery retro-style dress with Peter Pan collar.

Organic Sewing: The Making of a Little Girl's Paneled Dress

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We love this organic knit fabric from Fabricworm.com, check out how we’ve made our little girl’s Sweatshirt Tunic Dress in this fabric that takes flight!

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