To make the Byrdie sleeveless you’ll have to make a couple of simple pattern adjustments in addition to leaving off the sleeves.
When I’m designing sewing patterns, I’m thinking of all the different ways that a pattern can be sewn by you! I love pattern hacks and I especially love when a pattern can be made over and over again with easy adjustments for new styles.
During testing for the Byrdie Button-up, several testers gently prodded me to add pockets to the pattern. While I thought it was a great idea (!) I wanted to keep the instructions as streamlined as possible. So I opted to leave them out with the promise to do a tutorial on adding them. And I finally did it! Honestly, it’s one of the easiest pattern hacks EVER!
During testing for the Hana Tank + Dress Pattern, one of the testers suggested that the dress version of the pattern would make a great pinafore over a shirt and tights for fall. Since then, it has been on my mind to make it!
I love making jeans! If you’ve been following me for the last year, you know this. Jeans always seem so daunting because of all the fancy stitching and hardware detailing, but they are actually quite straightforward. With a good pattern and the right fabric, you can make a custom-fit wardrobe staple.
After almost a year of sewing mostly basics, I’ve been feeling the urge to bust up outta my sewing shell and add a few fun pieces to my wardrobe. To date, I’ve made about 5 pairs of jeans and 3 or 4 pairs of leggings. so I think I got my basics covered in the pants category. It was high time I sewed up these Closetcase Patterns Sasha Trousers!
Hello friends! I’m back with another tutorial for you. This time I’m showing you how to make a facing for the tie waist version of the Hana Tank pattern (Version C).
Cass, one of the Hana testers and the sewist behind @craftyprofessor on Instagram, has created a tutorial for drafting and sewing an all-in-one facing for Hana.
Anthropologie-Inspired Thrift Store Score Refashions (and some thoughts on creative passion and Me-Made May)
I found a couple of "magic skirts" at my local thrift store and refashioned them into two Anthropologie-inspired tops.