New Video!

I've had a few new video. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with my social media, but here are all of the newest tutorials.

EM01 - Singer Featherweight replacing Bed Cushions, aka Rubber Fee

E32 - Gathering 

and the newest one ...

E33 - Collar and Pocket Flap


New Video! Grading Basic Bodice - Part II: Computer Grading

In this tutorial I will show you how to grade a basic bodice using Gerber or Lectra. 


New Video! Grading Basic Bodice - Part II: Computer Grading

In this tutorial I will show you how to grade a basic bodice using Adobe Illustrator. In my next tutorial I will go over how to set up and grading your patterns in Gerber or Lectra, so Subscribe to get email notification for Part III.

 E31 Grading Basic Bodice - Part II: Computer Grading

During my tutorial I may have glossed over how to break apart the pattern pieces. What you want to do is go to PATHFINDER > DIVIDE. This tool will break apart your pattern piece, then while its selected right click and UNGROUP. Then with the white arrow, AKA "Direct Selection Tool", delete the lines/points you don't need.

You may find yourself wondering ... WHY DID I JUST TRACE THE PATTERN IF I'M GOING TO DELETE THE LINES? Well, you can just outline the corners you need, but in the end you'll still have to trace the pattern to get the lines you need. Ok maybe NOT on the straight lines. You can just re-join them with the pen tool. But the curved lines you have to copy and reconnect them to keep the shape of the pattern for those sizes.

Please let me know if you have more questions. I was kind of rushing to finish this tutorial and may have missed some import step to explain.


New Tutorial - E30: Grading the Basic Bodice Part 1

In this tutorial I will be going over the grading break down and how to grade with a grading machine and ruler. Subscribe to get email notification for Part II of Grading the Basic Bodice.

New Video! Grading the Basic Bodice Part 1


The Winner of the Craftsy Class Giveway

Most of you are here to see the giveaway winner!
So lets get down to business, the randomly selected winner by Craftsy is ...
Liz T.
If you are the winner check your inbox, you should have been contacted by Craftsy with your free class.

Thank you ALL for entering and participating and for just being so wonderful!


(OVER) Craftsy Giveway - Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper

I have some great news ... My very first Giveaway. I've teamed up with Craftsy to bring you this giveaway. Its a chance to win "Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper" Class from Craftsy. You have until April 15, 2014 to sign up, Enter to win a Craftsy class!. Craftsy will select the winner and will send the winner the free class.

Preview this class here.


New Tutorial - E27: Maze & Circle

I've uploaded another sewing tutorial that will help you with your hand and eye coordination. And will improve your sewing, around curved lines. I have a few more sewing tutorials to upload. And hopefully I'll have my studio back by April so I can start uploading these tutorials more often.

New Video! Maze & Circle
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