Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Getting the Best Fit: a Horizontal and Vertical Grading Guide

Hi everyone! Ooh my very first blog post! I am so happy to be here! I hope that I’ll explain myself well and that you will enjoy reading this.  In this post we will go through how to grade between sizes, as well as how to grade for height. For those of you who have… Continue reading Getting the Best Fit: a Horizontal and Vertical Grading Guide

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Criss Cross Coastal: The extra strappy Coastal Crossover

Hello! I'm Anisha from SASSY Creations, and I am excited to bring you a fun hack for the Coastal Crossover: modifying the bodice to be a criss cross strappy backed bra! I've had this idea in the back of my head since...well, about since I made myself 4 Coastals during testing! I finally got around… Continue reading Criss Cross Coastal: The extra strappy Coastal Crossover

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Lined Bodice/Bridesmaid Dress Adaptation: The Summer Staple Dress

Hi, I am Debbie a qualified designer & tailor but never had the opportunity to work in the industry, so I enjoy sewing as hobby, but I do like to experiment when I have time. Right now time is what we have a fair bit of and like so many others I have been using… Continue reading Lined Bodice/Bridesmaid Dress Adaptation: The Summer Staple Dress

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Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Hi there! I'm Anisha from @SASSYCreationsByAnisha on Facebook. I got the chance to test Kristy's new Explorer Cloak, and, like Carina (see her post on adding a lining!) I often seem to have a hard time resisting the urge to add a little extra something. This time around, I didn't have any matching knit or… Continue reading Overlapped Cuffs: The Explorer Cloak

Pattern Hacks & Modifications

Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak

Hello! I'm Carina, an avid hobby sewist, stay at home mum, and first time blog writer. I participated in the test for the Explorer Cloak from Buttons & Bibs, and because I can't resist adding extra touches to everything I make, I felt compelled to add a lining and some piping to the contoured version… Continue reading Lining a Jacket: The Explorer Cloak