Category Archives: Couture

Tutorial: How to extend a sleeve hem allowance

Last year I started working on a wool knit dress, but then spring was comming and I was not in the mood anymore to sew a warm winter dress. Now I have started working on it again, and maybe it will … Continue reading

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Butterick 6285 The Skirt

The Butterick 6285 skirt is a circle skirt with pleats. The pleats are double pleats, so you need a lot of fabric. But it has the twirl factor:  Fabric: There is a fun little story how I came to the … Continue reading

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Marfy Jacket 1756 Part III

It finally starts to look like a jacket. I have inserted both sleeves and added the facing: The sleeve cap is supported by a sleeve head. I used “Watteline” for this. I cut the sleeve head so that it goes … Continue reading

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Marfy Jacket 1756 Part II

This week I finished some of the more complicated steps. First, I had to finish the second corner of the front panel. And this happens when you try to sew after a long day at work: I had to unpick … Continue reading

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Here I am!

I have read sewing blogs for some time now. They have influenced and inspired me a lot, and over time I had the wish to be part of this awesome online community. Also, I hope this blog will keep me … Continue reading

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