Tutorials — DIY

Nathalie Bodysuit Hack: Shelf Bra

Nathalie Bodysuit Hack: Shelf Bra

This hack comes to you courtesy of @yorkiemouse who, on launch day, asked if a shelf bra could be added to this pattern for those who don't necessarily want to wear a bra with such a close fitted garment, but also absolutely need some kind of support. And I was like, that's such a brilliant hack! I must get to work on it ASAP!

So I did!

In this blog post, you will find step-by-step instructions to create your very own shelf-bra/ built-in bra for any knit top pattern in your stash (minus, say, a really...


Lowering/ Raising a Scoop Neck for Knits

Lowering/ Raising a Scoop Neck for Knits

Altering a neckline is such an easy way to add a bit of your own personal touch into a hand made garment. I love changing up necklines on garments because it's quick & easy and generally I feel 1000x more confident if the neckline is something I know I will like/ already have in my closet!

And altering a knit neckline can be one of the simplest alterations around. Today, I am going to show you a super simple alteration: Lowering/ Raising a scoop neck on a knit garment.

Now, you can do this for either the front or back...


How to Create Gathers

How to Create Gathers

I am so excited to be able to bring you this incredible video that my amazingly talented friend, Noelia, helped me to create!

In this video, I will demonstrate my personal way of creating gathers. There are SO many ways you can create gathers for your sewing projects and I highly recommend you trying a ton before settling on your personal favorite.

After years of playing around with this technique, I have finally landed on my favorite way to create gathers which I show you below. Bonne Couture!

I hope you enjoyed...


Adding A Side Zip to Elastic Back Pants

Adding A Side Zip to Elastic Back Pants

Welcome to my version of inserting a side zip into a pair of elastic back pants!

Before I dive in to all the pictures and explanation of this process, I want to emphasis that this is only ONE of a myriad of ways that you could go about inserting a zipper into a pair of elastic back pants. There is no one RIGHT way or WRONG way to do this. There are merely different ways, and they are all based on personal preference, fabric choice, styling, etc.

The one way I am showcasing in this blog post happens to involve...


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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