Day: September 21, 2017

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Frané Jumper Pattern Update

Frané Jumper Pattern Update

  The Frané Jumper has had a new look and update to the pattern. It is now not quite so long, reaching the hips instead of just below them. The jumper is still quite long (great with leggings) but will from now on be called a “jumper” instead of the previous “jumper dress”. Find the […]

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Find your Bra Size

How to Calculate your Cup Size Use a dressmaker’s measuring tape to measure the circumference of your rib cage, just under the bust. Take the measurement of the bust at nipple level. The difference between these measurements determines the cup size: 12-14cm = A cup 14-16cm = B cup 16-18cm = C cup 18-20cm = […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Basic Sewing Kit

Basic Sewing Kit

Basic Sewing Kit Sewing Machine: These vary in style and abilities. Some are computerised allowing for a multitude of different stitch combinations and designs. Most very old versions allow only for straight or zig-zag stitch whereas newer models can allow you to create embroidery stitches. All are threaded up and used in a similar way […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Inserting a Zip

Inserting a Zip

Use this way of inserting zips for use at necklines, center and front backs on tops and dresses. The zip is placed directly on a seam-line and will appear part concealed when complete. Machine baste the zip opening in the garment and press open. With the zip closed, lay it along the seam line, and […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Darts

Darts

Darts shape your garment and accentuate the features of the body, such as the bust, waist and mid-back. Depending on the style of your garment you can have them fitting close to the body or fitting loose to the body. Either way, they help turn a flat piece of fabric into a form fitting garment. […]

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Seam Maintenance

Seam Maintenance

There are many different seams for different fabrics, finishes and garments. You can stitch a garment without pins straight away if you are skilled, but in most cases it is advised to use pins. To correctly pin two pieces together for stitching, begin by inserting a pin at right angles to the seam line at […]

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