Day: May 16, 2016

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Chef Hat Tutorial

Chef Hat Tutorial

Step 1 Press the Band in half along the fold line. Step 2 With the Band Wrong Side out pin the facing into the seam allowance at both ends. Stitch and clip the corner. Turn Right Sides out and press. Step 3 Cut two pieces of velcro 2.5cm long. Separate the pieces and apply either […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Bra Tutorial

Jersey Bra Tutorial

Step 1 Match the side seams of the Band and Bra sections. Pin, stitch and finish with an overlocker or zig zag stitch. Step 2 Pin and stitch the bust darts. Finish as before. Step 3 Pin a length of lingerie elastic to the lower edge of the garment. Have right sides of the elastic […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Quilted Advent Calendar Tutorial

Quilted Advent Calendar Tutorial

Step 1 Cut out all the pieces. Using a ruler and a dressmaker’s temporary pen, mark out the grid for the pockets on the Right Side of the outer calendar fabric. Step 2 Carefully embroider the numbers in within each square approximately 1cm up from the lower edge of the pocket. Step 3 Lay the […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Step 1 Ensure to mark dart points using tailor’s tacks. Fold and pin the Cup darts in place. Stitch. Step 2 Finish the Cup dart seam with zig zag stitch or an overlocker. Step 3 Lay the Cup piece Right Sides together with the Front. Pin starting from the Centre Front and out. Step 4 […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Stretch Lace Bodice with Corset Tutorial

Stretch Lace Bodice with Corset Tutorial

Step 1 If you want to use an elastic trim wider than 2cm deduct the amount minus 1.5cm seam allowance from the pattern neckline and wrist. For example, to add an elastic trim 2.5cm wide deduct 1cm from the pattern. Lay the Bodice Front and Bodice Back pieces Right Sides together. Pin the shoulders, stitch […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey French Knickers Tutorial

Jersey French Knickers Tutorial

Step 1 Lay both knicker pieces RIGHT SIDES together. Pin the CENTER FRONT and CENTER BACK seams together. Stitch and finish using zig zag stitch or an overlocker. Trim the seam allowance if necessary. Step 2 Open up the crotch seam. Pin the GUSSET RIGHT SIDES to WRONG SIDES of the CENTER FRONT crotch seam […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Athena Cowl Dress Tutorial

Athena Cowl Dress Tutorial

Step 1 Cut out all pieces marking any balance marks using tailor’s tacks. Use a ballpoint sewing machine needle on a medium size stitch. Begin by pinning the Front and Back side seams Wrong Sides together. Create a french seam. To do this first straight stitch about 7mm into the seam allowance. Trim the seam […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Barbara Monokini Tutorial

Barbara Monokini Tutorial

Images are included in the pattern download. Step 1 Place the TOP FRONT lining and outer pieces RIGHT SIDES together. Pin elastic along the lines shown in the image. Ensure to leave a 1.5cm gap along the neckline and at the TIE CHANNEL points marked on the pattern. This is to allow the Ties to […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Angela V-Neck Top Tutorial

Angela V-Neck Top Tutorial

Step 1 Begin by laying the Facing Right Sides together with the Back v-neckline. Pin and stitch in place. Clip to the seam allowance at the lowest centre point in a v-shape as shown. Be careful not to clip the stitches. Turn RS out and press. Step 2 Overlock or use zig zag to finish […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Josie Sway Back Top Tutorial

Josie Sway Back Top Tutorial

Step 1 Cut out all pieces marking any balance marks using tailor’s tacks. Use a ballpoint sewing machine needle on a medium size stitch. Begin by folding over half the seam allowance of the upper and lower edges of the Back pieces. Fold over again, pin in place and stitch a row even distance from […]

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