Sewing Tip- Make guides from cardboard to create a set of your favourite neckline shapes and sizes when altering patterns.

cut neckline guides out of empty cereal boxes -Sewing Tip- Make guides from cardboard to create a set of your favourite neckline shapes and sizes when altering patterns.

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratching off a pattern from clothing that I did not take apart. Either way there are several steps and accuracy is easier if you have the pieces to lay flat. I was not excited about using tape on a garment I planned to wear again, but 3M's blue painter's tape is made to be less tacky so there is no residue. As it turns out this is…

How to Copy a Garment That Fits Perfectly Without Taking It Apart

A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratc.

Everything you need to know about Sewing Patterns:

Everything you need to know about Sewing Patterns Pinned from Love to Sew at Joann's .

fantastic post about altering the crotch curve-a must read

fantastic post about altering the crotch curve-a must read - look at ASG - Australian sewing Guild for lots more great sewing pins!

This looks confusing, but I think I have to try it sometime soon.  It really would make any top I sew fit better.

how to do a full bust adjustment (FBA

Darling Ranges dress pattern adjustments - How to do a traditional full bust adjustment (FBA)

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing without damaging it.

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing

Tribe member Kristen shows us how to make a sewing pattern from your favorite piece of clothing, without ruining the existing piece. It came in real handy for her post-ceremony rocking party outfit (which looks amazing with her kick-ass wedding boots).

col bénitier - cowl neck top pattern - Google Search

How to Create a Draped Cowl Neckline

How to Create a Draped Cowl Neckline from any pattern using the slash and spread technique - Threads Magazine

Looks like a good tutorial on how to resize patterns - including tips for the short and long-waisted!

How to Resize a Pattern

FINALLY! After 45 min of searching the internet, I have found it. This pin links to a good way to determine placement of darts when working without a pattern. (The actual link is for how to make your own skirt form, if you need that.)

Drape a Skirt Sloper

From pinner: FINALLY! After 45 min of searching the internet, I have found it. This pin links to a good way to determine placement of darts when working without a pattern. (The actual link is for how to make your own skirt form, if you need that.

Even if your garment has lots of shaping and unusual pieces, making a pattern from it is straightforward—and doesn't require taking the garment apart.

Copying Complex Garments

Making a pattern from an existing garment. Even if your garment has lots of shaping and unusual pieces, making a pattern from it is straightforward—and doesn't require taking the garment apart.

Create a Custom Sleeve Pattern - Threads   I want to add a sleeve to the sorbetto  sleeveless top.  I'll have to try this!

Create a Custom Sleeve Pattern

to ] Great to own a Ray-Ban sunglasses as summer gift.Create your own cap sleeve pattern using your arm measurements to add sleeves to a sleeveless dress!

Mastering the narrow hemmer foot - I love this little gem! She's a finicky little cuss, but when we work together... it's magical. :D

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two

Checking and measuring sewing pattern pieces to ensure that they will fit, hopefully eliminating toiles.   Image is from the book 'Sew and Save' by Madeleine Hunt (published 1953 link: http://tanitisis.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/oooh-a-goodie/)

Measuring Patterns

Checking and measuring sewing pattern pieces to ensure that they will fit, hopefully eliminating toiles. Image is from the book 'Sew and Save' by Madeleine Hunt (published 1953 link: tanitisis.

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing (without ruining your garment!)

How to make a sewing pattern out of existing clothing

Tribe member Kristen shows us how to make a sewing pattern from your favorite piece of clothing, without ruining the existing piece. It came in real handy for her post-ceremony rocking party outfit…

How to change the shape of a neckline and draft a matching facing.

How to change the shape of a neckline and draft a matching facing.

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