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How to Choose a size with Negative Ease

How to Choose a size with Negative Ease

But what about choosing the proper size for a knit garment? It's so confusing with terms like negative ease, and a range of stretch percentages a garment can be sewn from. Aside from just winging it, there is a way to determine whether a pattern will comfortable fit you prior to cutting it all out and sewing it: math.

If you aren't like me and a total nerd for math, you might have let out an audible groan. I totally get it! Math can be quite a literal headache. But there is also something magical about knowing that math never...


Determining Fabric Stretch

Determining Fabric Stretch

For the longest time, I knew nothing about determining the stretch of a particular fabric, nor did I understand why it was so important. If I had a knit sewing pattern that I wanted to make and a knit fabric that I liked, I would combine the two and figure out the fit along the way. Knit fabrics are stretchy after all, right? There would be some wiggle room.

And for a long time this method of sewing worked for me. That is, until I got to my “problem” areas i.e. my thighs and calves. For the longest time, most...


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...


Amelie Ruffle Hack

Amelie Ruffle Hack

I don't know if you have noticed lately, but I have become simply OBSESSED with ruffles. I want to add ruffles to everything! They are so feminine and add a lot of sass and personality into whatever item they happen to adorn.

So when I saw this random photo pop up on my feed, I was immediately inspired to create a new version of the Amelie with ruffles, ruffles, and more ruffles!

 

It took me some time to figure out what fabric to use...


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...