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Do you have any culottes in your wardrobe? Here’s a chance to add a pair to your collection! There are less than 2 months left of this year and I still have 4 garments on my to-do list. Let’s see how many of them I manage to finish. First up, the culottes of course. I’m going to take this opportunity to show you a simple way to draft a pattern for the culottes, starting from the basic skirt pattern. You can do this, if you like wide legged culottes. If not, it’s better to start from the basic pants pattern instead and make the palazzo pants. The Inspiration and the Fabric This was the picture that inspired me to make the culottes in denim. I found the fabric already in December last year when I was in Finland, so it took almost a year until I actually got to make…

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I managed to finish another garment for myself. I know this would’ve been great for the summer, but it works in the autumn as well: a white shirt. Naturally, it’s from my #makenine -list. So now I’ll show you the process of creating a shirt with emphasis on the pattern. The idea came from Pinterest as usual. I’m not very convinced about shirts with collars in general. For me that is. They look somehow so official, if you know what I mean. I do try wearing them, but feel weird, like it doesn’t suit me at all. This shirt however seemed to be a great alternative. It has that kind of fake collar and lapels -thing going on at the neckline. Features So this is the original shirt I spotted on Pinterest. It has a loose fit and dropped shoulders. There seems to be a dart going towards the shoulderline…

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It’s time for a new tutorial! This one is all about ruffles and will hopefully give you some ideas on how to add these beautiful details to your garments. I was originally going to write one article that contains both ruffles and flounces, but as I started preparing the material, I realized it was too much. And so I had to separate the two. You know the difference between ruffles and flounces btw? Well, ruffles must be gathered at the seamline, while flounces remain smooth. Usually ruffles consist of a straight rectangular piece and flounces have more like a spiral or round shape. Some general tips First of all, hem before you gather. As for the types of hems, you have a couple of choices: make a normal hem by folding the edge, a rolled hem with serger or bind it with bias strip. But of course you could just…

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I’ve received requests to shed some light on pocket construction, so I prepared this welt pocket tutorial. And because it’s my tutorial, of course I added some variations to the theme to make it more interesting. This tutorial will explain both how to construct the pattern and how to sew the pocket. I don’t know about you, but personally I’ve done my share of welt pockets at school. It seems to be one of the favorite subjects of sewing classes. Well, welt pockets AND collars. If you’re familiar with the single- and double welts already, you can skip the first part and check out the variations directly. Double welt pocket Starting with the most popular welt pocket. The pattern Here’s how you construct the pattern: First you should decide the final length of the pocket, for example 12 cm (4,7in). Then the width of the single welt. The easiest way…

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