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Embrace: All about the flounce

Embrace: All about the flounce

The Embrace dress pattern is here and we are loving all the different combinations that can be made with the included options.  As with most new releases we have a super fun and easy modification to share with you. The fitted skirt from the Embrace pattern can be made with or without the vertical flounce.  The inlcuded pattern piece results in a lovely front flounce that cascades from waistline to hem.   Want a more dramatic flounce?  Here's how to make it happen. I wanted the flounce to gradually narrow as it went down the length of the skirt.  I started...

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Balance: Adding drawstrings

hood Pattern Hack Pattern Modification

Balance: Adding drawstrings

Here's a quick tutorial on adding drawstring to the hood of the Balance vneck pattern from Unleashed patterns.

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Daring Dolman Hacks

Pattern Hack Pattern Modification

Daring Dolman Hacks

The Daring Dolman pattern isn't just an ordinary dolman pattern and our testers took it to the next level with various hacks and modifications.

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Two new patterns with easy hacks!

blazer Pattern Hack Pattern Modification shorts woven

Two new patterns with easy hacks!

Making the Brave Blazer out of stretch and non-stretch woven fabrics and turning the Purpose pull-on pants into shorts.

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Enlighten: Hacks, Mods, and Mashes

crop top Pattern Hack Pattern Modification

Enlighten: Hacks, Mods, and Mashes

The Enlighten pattern released earlier this week and now we are ready to share with you some of the hacks, mods, and pattern mashes that our testers came up with.  First up is making the bodice a crop top.  This is a pretty straight forward one.  You simply cut and sew the bodice per the tutorial.  Then to finish, add a band in the height of your choice.  It can be as tall or as short as you like based on your preferences.  If you want a finished band height of 4in, cut your fabric 8in tall since it will...

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