How to make a sewing pattern from a garment

How to make a sewing pattern from a garment

It’s very easy to copy the pattern of one of your garments¬†and, in most cases, it’s a lot faster than drafting it from scratch. If you already have a garment that is exactly like the one you want to sew,…

How to prevent puckered seams

How to prevent puckered seams

In the pictures above, you can see the huge difference between a puckered seam and a well made seam, in the same fabric. This issue started bothering me when I sewed my¬†first evening dress. It was made of satin, and…

How to use the french curve for pattern drafting

How to use the french curve for pattern drafting

The french curve is one of the rulers that are constantly used in pattern making, especially when drawing armholes, necklines and sleeves. It is also an instrument that may be confusing for beginners, because they are not skilled at adapting…