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It's all in the Fabric....

It's all in the Fabric....

Have you ever made a pattern straight out the gate and realized as you were coming to the end that something just wasn't quite right? Not that anything was wrong with the garment, but that it just didn't seem to fit like the pictures on the various models showed it to fit?

Sometimes, this is a result of just needing to make tweaks to the pattern itself for your unique body. But what about those times you have made those tweaks and you've made yourself a version that fits perfectly, but now all of a sudden, your latest version fits......


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...


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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