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Paperbag Ensemble Dress - Patterns Archive Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern. Paperbag Ensemble Dress Design by jens / Pattern by Your Style Rocks! Finally, here is the pattern for the design that jens submitted as her winning entry in our "Sunday, lovely sunday" contest - we think it turned out great! The fabric we chose for the dress is rather stiff - if you want the paperbag effect to be more prominent you should look for a smoother, flowing type of fabric. Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here. Download the pattern: Modern Sewing Patterns Difficulty: *** You will need: Jean fabric; lining; fusible interfacing; 7 buttons Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide. Cutting: Jean Fabric: 1. Lining Fabric: 14. Fusible Interfacing: upper Collar piece, Front Facings, upper Pocket Flap, Pocket Welt, Back Facing. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

A Few Threads Loose: A Compendium of Lingerie Patterns Lingerie sewing patterns are hard to find. Good lingerie sewing patterns are harder still to get your hands on. Some of the most common web searches that lead people to A Few Threads Loose are "vintage bra pattern", "1940's lingerie" and "vintage lingerie pattern." Many never find the pattern that they are looking for and that's too bad. I would like to make the hunt easier for you if I can. Here are nearly all of the great lingerie patterns that I know about. You might want to check out "Underwear and Lingerie" a 102 page lingerie sewing manual that covers everything from bra straps to gussets with illustrated how-to's.

Make Clothes and Accessories When you make your own clothing and accessories, your style is truly like no other. DIY fashion is often quite easy to accomplish, and the satisfaction of saying 'I made it!' is priceless. Start with some easy projects and advice. Shirts and Tops Create these cute tops and shirts with a little DIY know-how. Bags and Purses Carry something that makes a statement or simply holds all that stuff. Skirts Tailor your prom dress or just make a skirt shorter. Dresses You can create simple dresses or alter your dress to the perfect fit. Pants and Shorts DIY Pants. Hair Accessories From headbands to hair sticks, you can make all sorts of hair accessories at home. Belts Make your belt do more than hold up your pants. Hats Cap your lid with a toasty winter hat or a breezy sun-blocker. Gloves, Wristbands and Warmers Warm your chilly hands with these gloves, wristbands and arm warmers. Wraps and Scarves Add a wrap or a scarf, be it for warmth or style. Shoes, Sandals, Heels Alter Your Clothes to Fit No-Sew Clothing

Sewing Pattern Vocabulary Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe via email so you don't miss a post. Hey y’all – today I want to go over a few parts of sewing patterns. Sometimes when you’ve been sewing for a while, you forget that words like “armscye” and “rise” as they’re used in sewing aren’t common knowledge, so today I’m going to break down the basic parts of bodices, pants and sleeve patterns – a sewing pattern vocabulary, if you will. Let’s start with the bodice – below is a basic bodice block. Bodice pattern piece – basically a top for a dress or shirtArmscye – the curve on the bodice pieces that goes around the arm.Shoulder seamDart – part of the fabric that is sewn together to help flat fabric mirror the three dimensional curves of the body.NecklineWaistline Sleeve PatternSleeve cap – the edge that gets sewn into the armscye; also all of the sleeve above the biceps lineSleeve cap height – this is taller for more fitted sleeves and shorter for looser sleevesUnderarm seamsHem

Letter to the Big Four Designers (Hot Patterns)Drafters (Style Arc)Passionate Teachers (Cake, Sewaholic)Downloads (Lekala)Software (PMB, Bernina My Label)Sewing Celebrity Books (Gertie) Before I get to my point, let me, your customer, tell you a little bit about myself. I learned to sew in public school, which is another way of saying I am an American Baby Boomer. Prior to June 2012, sewing was not something I discussed with anyone outside the online sewing community. I never belonged to the American Sewing Guild, for example. Did you know that you lost sales over the last few decades? Here is a very common conversation, if you are me. Person: Hey Robin, did you make your top? Me: Really? Person: Yes, but I am no good at it. Me: What do you mean that you are no good at sewing? Person: Nothing ever fits. Me: Sewing is to fitting as driving is to auto repair. One wonders, given the enormous variety of human bodies, is it possible to produce a pattern with a better fit?

E SEW LUTTERLOH WITH ME: The Lutterloh System Symbols Page Revisited The Lutterloh Patterns have always used a symbols page to mark their sewing instructions and pattern pieces. We get lots of questions from users of these patterns that I hope to explain here. Here is a photo of a symbols page from a 2014 supplement of Lutterloh patterns. The most recent addition to the chart is the bottom symbol that looks like an outline of a dress form which indicates these patterns are for very slim figures. The XXL system, which is a completely different system with it's own unique measuring scale, should only be used by those with a bust or hip measurement of at least 130cm. Just remember that both design ease and wearing ease are built into all the Lutterloh Patterns. Now I'd like to address some of the FAQs that are posted as comments to our blog. The photo above shows both a one piece and two piece sleeve. Before you cut them apart you'll also want to mark the grain-line to get them the same for both pieces. General Sewing and Construction:

Sewing 101: Pattern Size and Body Measurements Part 2: What Pattern Size are You? One of the reasons that people sew is to get a garment that fits perfectly. People are not necessarily created equal – they come in all shapes, heights and sizes. Like ready-to-wear clothes, sewing patterns come several different sizes to fit all of these different bodies. Pattern sizes are not the same as retail clothing sizes Ever try on similar skirts from two different brands, both marked with the same size, only to find that they fit differently? Patterns have consistent, standardized sizing from pattern brand to pattern brand. Since you can’t try a pattern on, getting the correct size is the #1 priority. Body Measurements Getting the correct body measurements is key, so it’s important to take your body measurements carefully. When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Getting Your Starting Pattern Size Let’s Talk About Ease What is ease, anyway? Figures Types and Special Sizes

Independent Sewing Patterns for the Plus-Sized Sewist - The Finished Garment The Big List of Plus Size Independent Pattern Designers Am I plus-sized? I don’t know. It all depends on what plus-size means. But I do know that I love independent pattern companies, and their patterns do not always come in my size. So I’ve put together a list of sewing patterns companies that make things a bit bigger (plus-size, curvy, full-figured?) This list was last updated on August 3, 2014. Women Men For each company, I’ve listed the largest size they carry (in their own sizing terms, which vary quite a bit) and the largest bust/chest size in inches, since it is a measurement that is universally listed. Since the average bust measurement is 40″, according to Size USA, I’m listing everything above. Women Independent pattern companies bust 41″-43″ Independent pattern companies that go up to size EUR 46, US size 20, bust 41″-43″. Independent pattern companies bust 43″-45″ Independent pattern companies that go up to size EUR 48, US size 22, bust 43″-45″. Independent pattern companies bust 54+”

Professional lingerie patterns and sewing supplies — Make Bra Today I’m experimenting how a georgette fabric works as a bra and brief material. A primary reason why I picked up this particular fabric from the fabric store were these beautiful roses. A lot of them in different sizes and shapes, bringing a real challenge to the design. Freedom to choose the most beautiful ones. The Georgette Fabric Let’s examine the fabric a little more detail. Preparing the Cup Cover Georgette fabric is easily fraying and therefore it is wise to minimize the amount/length of seams if possible. Decorating the Briefs It’s difficult to use a non stretch fabric as a brief material because garment must be so highly elastic. The Result The rose gardener’s bra and brief set looks rather pretty, feels great when wearing, but what happens when the set will be washed the first time?

Truly Victorian Sewing School Lazy picnics in the park, long walks on the beach or balmy evenings out with friends: there’s nowhere this breezily stylish summer frock won’t take you! For this fantastic free pattern, we’ve teamed up the lovely lasses from Pattern Runway, a new boutique pattern company with all kinds of stylish downloadable sewing patterns. Wear this little number with flats, with hats, with sunnies and with headscarves – dress it up or down for any occasion and enjoy sporting this seasonal staple all summer long. Download the instructions here. Download the pattern here. If you’re feeling a bit dotty about the change of season, you’ll love this gorgeous kimono-style robe – perfect for sunny spring mornings spent relaxing around the house. Download the instructions here. Download the pattern here. Hey there, short stuff! Download the instructions here. Download the pattern – either the ‘print at home‘ version, or the ‘print at copy shop‘ version. Download the instructions and patterns here.

Independent Pattern Companies In Threads Issue 163, Oct/Nov 2012 we interviewed independent pattern designers about what it takes to launch a pattern line. Listed here are independent pattern lines for contemporary garment patterns for adults and children, as well as historical and reproduction vintage garment patterns, and craft, home décor, toy, and other patterns. Some of these independent pattern companies offer only printed patterns, some offer both printed and PDF electronic patterns, and some offer only electronic patterns. If you notice any independent pattern company currently in operation that is missing from this list, please let us know! Please Note: Not all pattern companies listed have a web presence. CONTEMPORARY FASHION, ACESSORY, and OTHER APPAREL PATTERNS (adult and children) Akasha Clothing Company All Dunn Designs Amy Butler Design Angela Wolf Patterns Anna Maria Horner Artsy Crafty Babe Bali Collection Birch Street Clothing Patterns Barb Originals Bettsy Kingston Patterns Brensan Studios Brown Paper Patterns

How to Crochet -- Woven stitch The crocheted Woven Stitch is one of my favorites to use for baby blankets and afghans since it is easy to stitch, using only chain stitch and single crochet, and it works up quickly into a nice single thickness lightweight blanket. It can be worked in one solid color, in a variegated yarn or in stripes and each combination looks great. Here's how it works: Start out with a beginning chain in multiples of 3, plus 2 extra. This is what your piece will look like after finishing the first row. Work 2 chain stitches and turn your work. This is what your piece will look like after the second row is complete. Continue as before with chain 2, turn, single crochet into first chain space. This is a side view of the sample piece showing that there is not much in the way of texture or layering with this stitch. This is a close-up of the sample piece showing how the stitch gives the appearance of being woven. Click here to return to