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Quick Guide on Inserting an Invisible Zip

Quick Guide on Inserting an Invisible Zip

Inserting an invisible zipper seems to be one of the most daunting tasks to new sewists. Heck, I avoided inserting invisible zippers for YEARS because I just couldn't seem to get things to line up just right (I added a LOT of bows to my puckering zipper ends!), and I just never could manage to get close enough to the zipper with my machine to warrant calling it "invisible."

But inserting an invisible zipper doesn't have to be painful or arduous, and you don;t need a special invisible zipper foot to get really awesome, consistently close stitches! Let me help...


Adding Inseam Pockets

Adding Inseam Pockets

I love a good pocket- I mean.. who doesn't? My two best friends are getting married within the next year and whenever we have been out shopping and have found that their dresses have pockets, we literally squeal with excitement. Pockets are honestly everything!

Unfortunately, not all patterns offer pockets (why??), and some patterns only offer patch-style pockets which aren't always an ideal. Luckily, adding inseam pockets is SO SIMPLE. Truly, it is probably one of my favorite hacks to perform on any number of my #memade garments.

Ok, Let's Get Started!

You'll want to gather some supplies first...


Adding Hidden Cups to a Bodice Lining

Adding Hidden Cups to a Bodice Lining

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SBA/ FBA Guide: Part 2

SBA/ FBA Guide: Part 2

Last week, we took a look at performing an FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) to your pattern pieces using the Amelie Bodice as our example. This week, we will be looking at the opposite side of things in the form of an SBA (Small Bust Adjustment).

We learned that with an FBA, generally your clothing (prior to the alteration) may have fit perfectly in every single area except for right at the bust. In the bust area, you may have experienced lots of pulling from the fabric, buttons not wanting to stay closed,...


SBA/ FBA Guide: Part 1

SBA/ FBA Guide: Part 1

Have you ever made a garment that read to be your EXACT measurements, but for some reason the fit was still off, especially in the bust area? Perhaps your garment turned out a bit more low-cut than you had expected. Or your buttons feared flying off and popping someone in the eye. Maybe your outfit fit in every single way, but there just seemed to be so much extra room in the chest area.

If you have experienced any of these issues, or other similar ones, you may be in need of a Full But or Small Bust adjustment.

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