Monday, June 17, 2013

A Little Extra for Summer

A little extra in patterns to keep you cool this summer. Starts shipping tomorrow (June 18, 2013) in size 16-18 (34" to 36" bust). I will have it ready in it's original range of sizes late this month!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whoops, forgot to add...

the fact that I have re-introduced this Australian 1929 Day Frock pattern to the collection when I sent my recent update notice:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

1929 German Coat with Pin Tucks and Godets!

Now in sizes 14 - 48:

Below, a series of photographs that may help with the construction of this coat (shown in muslin):

I did my pin tucks 1/32" from each fold.

Shows the converging of pin tuck rows over the shoulder blade at the back of the coat.

Clipping into the corners of each opening for the godets.

Clipping the top corner of the godet.

Folding the top seam allowance of godet and stitching it to the opening of coat with right sides together (photo shows the pin tuck seam on outside of coat here).
Godet sewn into place with top edge ready to be invisibly catch-stitched into place.
Pin tucks converging over bust at front of coat with the bust dart already stitched.
Shows bust dart cut open for pressing flat.

Shows side seam stitched (without godets shown in place in this photo).

Sewing the inside seam of sleeve with pin tucks aligned across seam. (Note: pin tucks are shown on the wrong side of sleeve in this image.)

Outside sleeve seam stitched.

After shoulder seams are joined, photo shows half of coat back with scarf sewn into place with its point at the center back of coat.