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Creating your own Bias Tape

Creating your own Bias Tape

I have always really enjoyed making bias binding. I know that many may view it as a somewhat tedious task, but there is something about it'd tediousness that I find rather soothing. It's like doing anything somewhat repetitive- you get into a rhythm and before you know it, the world has melted away.

Now, there are plenty of tutorials out there for creating your own bias binding from scratch and they are all really cool! I think my favorite is the continuous bias binding method. I have never tried this myself, but it's such a mind-bendy,...


Determining Your Cup Size

Determining Your Cup Size

In my latest test for the Sandrine Tank, it was brought to my attention that I had failed to explain how to determine your cup size for my patterns! I can't believe I overlooked adding such a simple explanation to my patterns before, so I am here to right that wrong!

Determining your cup size for my patterns may differ from determining your cup size for traditional bras as well as from another indie designers patterns. And your cup size may vary from pattern to pattern depending on:

  • What undergarments you plan to wear with...


Removing Darts in a Knit Pattern

Removing Darts in a Knit Pattern

As many of you know, all of my knit patterns include some form of darts. Even though many conventional knit patterns do no include darts because of the stretchy nature of knitted fabrics, I personally find that I prefer the fit of knit garments with a dart, especially around the bust area!

I have also found that many sewists who have a larger cup size benefit from a bust dart in their knit garments because it eliminates that excess fabric pooling that tends to happen right under the armpit.

But I understand that sewing a dart in a knit garment...


Fleur Removable Bib + Criss-Cross Straps Hack

Fleur Removable Bib + Criss-Cross Straps Hack

I don't know if you all remember, but last year I created a removable bib for the Jenny Overalls. I was inspired by @Sewnorth when she did it to her own Jenny Overalls and I just had to get in on it! I mean, versatile, convertible clothing, what could be better? You get two garments in one, and in my case, I got 4 because I added a skirt to the mix!

During the testing of the Fleur, one of...


Sewing the Optional Placket in the Fleur

Sewing the Optional Placket in the Fleur

If you are sewing the optional fabric placket and need a bit more guidance, or pictures are more your speed, then you have come to the right blog post! To start, meet me on page 46 of the Fleur Instruction booklet, then we can dive right in!

Adding a fabric placket to your skirt is 100% an personal, aesthetic choice. Not everyone feels the need to add one, but if you like your interfacings to be totally hidden from view (and enjoy a bit of an added challenge), then these next few steps are for you!

First, you will want...