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.

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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
     

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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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I feel like I’m counting the days down for Christmas. It’s been quite a while since our last pattern launch, which makes me so excited to announce that our newest PDF pattern is about to drop this week. Thursday to be exact! 

I promise lots of juicy details with this one. If you’d like to get an early preview, sign up here by 10 am (est) on Wednesday and you’ll receive the sneak peak along with a coupon code with a discount for 20% off the pattern. This code will be valid on Thursday through to April 22 (EST). 

So soon now!

 

 

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Spring Sale

 Spring is finally here! To celebrate, we’re having a sale off digital and printed patterns. From now until midnight on March 29th (EST), you can take 25% off your purchase.

To take advantage of the sale, when you’ve reached the checkout, click "Add a coupon" underneath your subtotal. Enter the coupon code "Spring25" and hit "Update" to receive the discount off your order.

Happy spring and happy shopping!

 

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I opened my inbox to dreamy email back in 2013 from an acquisitions editor at a publishing company asking if I would be interested in writing a book on sewing techniques and sewing patterns. My immediate reaction was “YESYESYES!” since it was a lofty dream I’d had. After calming down, I told myself I would only do it if I could think of something unique and really useful to readers. Then I remembered this idea for a project I had in mind and wanted to explore for some time; I though it might be just the right thing for this book. I had no way of properly wrapping my head around just how much would be involved in this project or all of the implications writing a book would have on my life/business. I didn't over analyze it, I just jumped in head first. Thanks goodness because had I know, I might have been too scared!

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It’s REAL!!! It’s really real! Boundless Style is in my hands and I’m so excited that after almost two years in the making, this book is out in the world! I know some of you have received your copy and hearing your feedback is making all the hard work feel so worth it! If you haven’t grabbed a copy as yet, it’s in the shop. Check it out!

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