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multiple ways to style a dress
Hi friends, Sonia here from www.MamasCraftRoom.blog I am working towards curating a more selective closet, full of versatile pieces that I can easily mix and match with a select few accessories for lots of different looks. I’m in love with the Charleston for multi-styling applications like this, because of the classic simplicity of the silhouette.
Mountainside Lakeside Back Hack
By now I hope both the Mountainside and Lakeside designs have become staples in your wardrobe! I recently saw a garment on Pinterest that was easily achieved through the Mountainside and Lakeside by a simple hack. So, here we go! First, grab your back pattern piece. Since I'm doing the front tie version of...
This article is to supplement the Carlisle Sweater Tutorial with additional construction views that may be helpful for the side seam steps. Start with your sweater inside out and the back of the sweater on top. In my hand, I'm holding the BACK side seam.
double fold, sewing, cutting bands, sewing tutorial
One of the most controversial topics we encounter as a pattern company is whether to include a cut chart for bands in our pattern files or actual pattern pieces. On one hand, an actual pattern piece requires more paper but on the other, we are a pattern company and asking our customers to measure out their own...
Common adjustments are a critical part of sewing that can allow you to achieve a "perfect" fit for your body type every time. But often, pattern changes can be daunting to face. No two bodies are created alike so it's important to tackle these alterations head on and store them in your arsenal of knowledge!
The Annelaine All Seasons Dolman is such a quick and versatile pattern which makes it the perfect addition to any lady's wardrobe.  It has a hood and a fun tie feature that I just love.  This blog post will help make this dolman top even more useful with two different ruching maternity hacks!  One way will show you how to ruche...
You can find a TON of tutorials on how to do a standard FBA (full bust adjustment). But for some reason, guidance on FBAs with dolmans (no armscye seam) are harder to come by. This is where I fly in with my superhero cape on! You will thank me when you see how easy it really is. Now, I find that...
I get asked often why in some of our newer patterns we are now adding shoulder measurements in our size charts. Simply put, it's so you can achieve the best fit possible for YOUR body. At Annelaine, we use certain measurement standards that give us a baseline. But every body is different. If you consider your shoulders either wide or...
Sewing pattern dolman ruffle dress
So I have to say... the Clementine Dress is the most made dress in our household! It's classic and timeless, no neckbands to mess with, and a SUPER QUICK sew! That being said, I always feel like a terrible mother come back-to-school time because I get so caught up on business that I end up just having my daughter where...
Hello Honey Bees! Today we are going to show you how to add some different back straps to the new Honey Bee Swimsuit and Leotard! This pattern is great already, but we decided to take it up a notch by adding some fancy cross straps. I  will be working with a size 5 for this post, since every kid is...