Pattern drafting

  • Determining torso length
    This came up in a GBSB 2021 video hosted by Madalynne of Madalynne Intimates. She was talking about body suit length, and how to adjust it. There was something she said that I found interesting, and wanted to make a note of it. […]
  • Drafting shoulder pads
    I was initially curious about the construction of shoulder pads when I set out to make my first blazer. Even though I have since decided the shoulder pad look isn’t really my aesthetic, I’m still glad I gained the skill. In this post, […]
  • Drafting a single welt pocket
    Single welt pockets are a popular pocket style on blazers and other light outerwear. There is also a double welt pocket, which is basically the same thing but with two folds on the opening instead of one; but, this one involves a couple […]

Sewing tutorials

  • How To Sew A Single Welt Pocket
    1. Place right sides together and stitch around rectangle. Line up the markings on the front of the garment and pocket piece. Stitch around the outside of the opening rectangle, paying careful at the corners so they are crisp and exact.  Measure as […]
  • Constructing Shoulder pads
    I was initially curious about the construction of shoulder pads when I set out to make my first blazer. Even though I have since decided the shoulder pad look isn’t really my aesthetic, I’m still glad I gained the skill. In this post, […]