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Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

There have been many inquiries about adding sleeves to Duchess and Hare's popular vintage style Runaround Romper and Dress pattern. The Runaround has a vintage fit through the shoulders and plenty of ease to facilitate dressing and attaching to the waist which is elasticized (no placket needed). It is possible to add sleeves to the… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

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Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

UPDATED Why change a dress bodice or a top into one that buttons up in front instead of the back? A few reasons come to mind such as ease of dressing for independent toddler/child, show off some awesome buttons, avoid hair getting tangled around buttons (my reason to use zippers for back closures!) and my… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

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Tutorial: How to make a button on apron

I released a free scalloped apron in my shop here and realized it would be so simple to make it button on instead of tie.  My daughter doesn't like ties in the back because they're uncomfortable, so she requested that her apron button like this one and this one. In fact, I used the same fabric… Continue reading Tutorial: How to make a button on apron

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Adjusting a Pattern: Adding Sleeve Length and Fullness

This was originally posted over at The Sewing Rabbit last month but I'm sharing it here now.  It's a tutorial for how to adjust a sleeve pattern.  It's really very simple, I promise! How to Adjust a Sleeve Pattern:  Adding Length and Fullness   Have you ever pulled out a pattern and decided not to… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Adding Sleeve Length and Fullness

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Fancy Collar Tutorial with free pattern

My daughter has about 1 million cardigans in her closet.  Around here, it never gets terribly cold, so they are worn a lot (sometimes as outerwear).  Unfortunately, they’re a bit boring day in and day out.  So, I made some bling for them.  For a girl who loves to accessorize, the first order of business… Continue reading Fancy Collar Tutorial with free pattern