Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to Make a Basic Pattern, Part Two

 How to Make a Basic Pattern, Part Two - Darts

The second part in our Basic Pattern series is now uploaded on our YouTube channel!  In this tutorial, we show you how to add darts to the pattern that we made in Part One.  This gives you the ability to customize the fit of the clothing you will be sewing from your pattern!

If you have any questions, as always, leave us a comment and we will be happy to help!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Is Here!

Summer is here and we can get ready to enjoy the hot, long, sunny days.  Will you make use of any of those extra hours of daylight to tackle any summer sewing projects? 

We'd love to hear about any projects you are working on, and please leave us a comment if you have any questions!  We'd be happy to help out with a quick sewing tip.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How to Make a Basic Pattern, Part One

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          We're very excited to announce that the next video in our tutorial series is now available to watch on YouTube!  How to Make a Basic Pattern, Part One, will walk you through the steps for drawing your own pattern which can be adapted to be used for skirts, dresses, shirts, and more.  You will need to have filled out the Basic Measurements chart (for tips on how to take the measurements, watch our first video).

           We will be releasing Part Two very soon so stay tuned.  In the next video, we'll show you how to add darts to the pattern to really customize the shape and give you the most flattering fit for any clothing you make.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know whenever we release a new video!

          Please feel free to leave us a question or comment on the video!  We'd love to answer any questions and hear your feedback.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Basic Pattern Video Coming Soon!

We've been hard at work getting our next videos ready in our Basic Pattern series!  We're going to have an updated opening, longer videos, and all the tips and tricks you will need to create your own pattern from the measurements we took in the first video. 

This pattern can be used for dresses, blouses, and skirts, and will prove to be invaluable in creating your own clothing!  Our next videos will be a two-part tutorial.  First, we'll show you how to draw the pattern, then in the follow-up video, we will demonstrate how to add darts and gathers to your pattern to ensure the clothing fits perfectly. 

Everyone's body shape is unique, so why should you have to settle for a one-size-fits-all pattern?!  It may seem a daunting task, but we'll show you where to start and walk you through each step.  In no time, you'll have the confidence to show you family and friends what you sewed and designed on your own!

Stay tuned for more in our dressmaking course!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Check Out Our New Facebook Page!

We just set up a Facebook page to go along with our blog and YouTube channel!  Come give us a like to stay up to date on all things sewing and pattern related.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

We're Now on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter to stay updated on our latest tutorials!  Add some fun to your feed with a dose of sewing, fashion design, and tips and tricks which we'll be sharing.  Find us @patterntutorial.

Behind the Scenes At Our Video Shoot!

The basic measurement chart has been filled out, as we showed you how to do in our first video, and now we are ready to begin making a basic pattern.  We'll teach you how to create that pattern in our next video, coming soon! 

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