September 14, 2019
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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...
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...
  I am here today showing you how to make a cold shoulder top out of the Tamara Top , it is one of my most made patterns, it comes with so many options but I just had to make it even better with a simple cold shoulder hack :) It does need to have dolman sleeves for this method...
Learn how to use the Bubby & Bee Hoodie pattern by Annelaine to create a sleeveless summer hoodie!
The amazing Tammy Dress can now be worn all year long. First grab your pattern pieces here and get them printed out. US letter size pattern pieces and A4 pattern pieces. There is an easy modification to the bodice which I will show you. First you want to take your bodice piece and measure an inch from the under arm out. Your...

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