It’s hard to believe that 5 years ago this little pattern biz popped into the world! What an incredible journey it’s been! I still feel so incredibly luck and thankful to create products that I care about for such an inspiring, warm-hearted community. YOU guys make this worth it and I have to say a big THANK YOU for being so awesome and supportive. I literally could not do it without you, and your enthusiasm makes this job a dream! I’m really excited for year number 6! I think it’ll be the best one yet!

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For a long time now, I’ve been in a bit of trouble with my sister. She’s given me big lectures about having not named a pattern after her as yet. After all, I’ve named Nicola and Hannah after her two best friends, but not one after her. What kind of sister am I ?!? Well, to tell you the truth, it’s kind of like naming a baby. The pattern has to feel like the person that it’s named after. Then along came this little number.

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I am thrilled to announce that our new pattern will be released on Thursday, September 8th at 10 am, EST.

Sign up to our mailing list to receive an early sneak peek of her on Wednesday morning. You’ll also receive a discount for 20% off the pattern, which you can use on Thursday and will be valid until September 16th.  Sign up for this pattern sneak peek closes on Tuesday at midnight, EST.

If you have already signed up for our mailing list, you’re good to go!

I can’t wait to share this one with you! Have an amazing weekend everyone.

Kristiann x

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A French seam is a clean finishing technique for seams and is used when sewing lighter weight fabrics. When you are looking for a clean finished interior to an un-lined garment, this is a great technique to use. It is sewn easily along straight seams and while it is possible to perform this technique on curved seams, it requires a certain level of experience.

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to sew a gather stitch, how to take up the gathers and finally, how to attach the gathered edge to a corresponding piece. This gathering method explains how to sew a gather stitch with three rows of basting, which is suitable for larger gathered edges or for full gathers. This tutorial is taken from the pages of Boundless Style. You can find this tutorial and many others in Boundless Style.

Let’s get started!

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Hi folks! We’re having a promotion for the last days of summer (in this hemisphere).  For this final month of magic, for each printed pattern you purchase, get the next one for half price.

This promotion ends September 22 at midnight, EST. Prices will be adjusted automatically at the checkout.

There's no better time to get cozy with your machine than when the days start to cool down, so
shop now for patterns and get ready for Fall!

Enjoy!
Kristiann x

 

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Stitch in the ditch

When it comes time to finish the inside edges of a garment, such as the inner edge of a waistband, cuff, collar, binding, etc, you can choose to secure the edge with a hand stitch or a machine stitch technique known as stitching in the ditch. This tidy stitch is fast compared to a hand sewn slip stitch and can save you a good bit of time.

This technique works by stitching through the crack of the stitch on the right side of the garment, while securing the under layer in place on the wrong side. This results in a clean finished edge on the inside while creating an invisible stitch on the outside of the garment

Here’s how it’s done...

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Hannah has an armhole dart, which is an unconventional dart placement that you might more often find in vintage clothing. I know you’re likely scratching your head about this one. Because of this placement, this bust adjustment tutorial may look a bit different to those you’ve seen before. These bust adjustments for the Hannah pattern will allow you to add or reduce fabric at the bust area, adjusting the dart size, all while maintaining the size of the waist and hips.

 

Heres what well cover in this tutorial:

  • Selecting your size
  • Determining your cup size
  • Determining the amount to adjust your pattern
  • Full bust adjustment tutorial
  • Small bust adjustment tutorial
  • Adjusting your apex
  • Truing your adjusted dart
     

Let’s get started!

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 << Update:  If you experienced trouble purchasing Hannah this morning, we had a little issue with our shop, but we’re back now and she’s ready for you >>

If you had any idea how long this pattern has been in the works, you’d be very happy for me today! This pattern has been on a bit of a journey with me and has taught me a LOT! In the early days of her conception, this poor girl, along with my computer, was hijacked by a car washer named Dan, she’s been re-drafted, re-written and made into more muslin’s than I’d care to say. She’s waited patiently while I tended to writing a book, she’s trekked to Australia and back, twice. After all of this, I’ve wanted to give up on her a few times, but I just couldn’t because, well, I’m stubborn and I just really love her! She’s taught me patience, perfectionism and the importance of simplicity.

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