Drafting a circle skirt

Circle skirts are an A-line style of skirt that has varying degrees of fullness. The only measurement needed is the waist measurement. Below, I've explained how to draft different types of skirts, and how to find the circumference needed to…

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Valentina/Seamly2D Multisize

Adding notes In Information tab, add notes to keep things straight. Example notes Base size is 1/2 of bust measurement Example: 88 cm bust size = 44 size Changing sizes In sizes: horizontal measurement change In heights: vertical measurements Based…

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Buttons and Buttonholes

Buttons and buttonholes can be used for closures as well as styling. They have been used for a very long time and are still a popular choice in modern clothing styles. There are varying levels of intricacy for this type…

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Valentina/Seamly 2D software

Below are some of my most common issues in the Valentina/Seamly 2D software: Selecting nodes for Details Nodes are important for certain functions like seam allowance. In order to be able to use nodes in Details mode, you must select…

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Button-down shirt

Complete each block before proceeding to the next step. Step 1 Cut all pieces.Front x2, back yoke x2, back x1, sleeves x2, under collar x3, collar x2, cuffs x6, sleeve plackets x2 Step 2 Prepare collar and undercollar.Stitch collar pieces…

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Practice in Valentina/Seamly 2D

As I began searching the internet for tutorials, I found a comprehensive walkthrough of how to draft a panty pattern in Valentina. This Youtube video by Timelace Studio goes with her blog post about it, which really allows the beginner…

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Slouch clutch

Construction Cut all pieces. Construct outer body pieces, if necessary. Attach facings to lining pieces, and topstitch towards lining. Trim excess seam allowance.Attach tag to inner piece lining, just below stitching line. Attach zipper and lining pocket to inner body…

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