Monthly Archives: August 2022

Adding and Tucking Step 10

For those of you new readers who have just joined, the measurement charts are here on the Home page. I have labelled the steps 1 to 10. Feel free to download and print out to use now or in the … Continue reading

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Slashing and Pinning Step 9

This week I thought it might be easier for you to follow the lines using muslin fabric with the same lines drawn on. You can see the side seams are pinned exactly vertical and the vertical lines of my exact … Continue reading

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Something is Missing Step 8

Every time I make a sloper/muslin, I learn something new. This time I didn’t factor in the 1.5 inch armscye dart that I closed up before re-drawing the front armhole. So when I went to pin baste the front and … Continue reading

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Cutting Out Step 7

Before we get pinning and cutting, folks ask me about where to buy 1/4 inch gingham. In the past I have ordered a bolt from JoAnn’s online but suppliers change all the time. Here is what is on the end … Continue reading

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Getting into Gingham Step 6

Now that we have adjusted the front and back and have a paper pattern, we can make a sample also called a muslin/sloper. A muslin can be made from any woven/stable fabric. I have always used woven, not printed, gingham … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet? Step 5

Here is what we finished with last time…a bigger side bust dart but still left with some bunching in the armhole area. Drawing a 3/4 inch wide dart that will be moved. Still using the red ink lowered and widened … Continue reading

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Tweaking the fronts Step 4

Have you ever worn a jacket or blouse that you needed to grab the center front edges and pull them together to cover your cleavage? Well, here is a little true story to share. When I lived in Southport, England … Continue reading

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