Pattern Hack: Romy (Faux) Wrap Top with Elastic Waist
Today’s Romy Wrap Top + Dress pattern hack tutorial has been on my todo list since the pattern launched back in May. One of the testers for this pattern (Kristine @kristinesews) made a faux wrap Romy using this technique and I knew I needed one for myself (see mine at the end of this tutorial)!
Pattern Hack: A sleeveless Byrdie Button-up
To make the Byrdie sleeveless you’ll have to make a couple of simple pattern adjustments in addition to leaving off the sleeves.
Pattern Hack: How to make a V-neck Byrdie using the Hana Tank pattern
While searching for inspiration for the Byrdie Button-up Blouse pattern, I came across several V-neck, button-up blouses that were so simple and elegant! I knew this would be a spring wardrobe staple and decided to make one for myself in a floaty rayon.
Byrdie Pattern Hack: Pussybow Blouse
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.
Adding In-Seam Pockets to a Dress Pattern
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!
Corduroy Pinafore for Fall: A Hana Dress Pattern Hack!
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!
Dawn Jeans: Rigid Denim vs. Stretch (tips for making both)
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.
High Waisted Sasha Trousers Pattern Hack
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!
Hand-painted Animal Print on Thrifted Suede Shoes
Animal print is SO in right now. Wait, was it ever really out? I have to be honest, I used to shy away from animal print. But these days, I’ve been embracing it in small-yet-gradually-increasing doses.
How to Make a Facing for the Hana Tank Tie Waist
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).
Bias Binding Tips for Smooth Installation
The Hana Tank + Dress Pattern features the bias binding method of finishing the neckline and armholes. While this method is a great scrap buster, the first few times you try it might be frustrating. It takes practice and a little patience to make sure all those seams lay flat with no puckering.
How to Make an All-In-One Facing for the Hana Tank + Dress
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.