In Fitting Fashion

  • New Patterns and an Update

    In spite of the beautiful weather we're having here in Victoria BC, I am managing to get some work done.  British Columbia's west coast is notoriously rainy for most of the year so when the sun is shining, one is obligated to be outdoors!  To take advantage of the warm weather and to keep things moving for In-House Patterns, I've been patio-pattern-making!  There is something very inspiring and energizing about just changing your surroundings especially if it is a bright, beautiful sunny day!   New Patterns! We've got two new patterns available - Jenny and Ellen.  Both patterns are really...

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  • New! Summer Sewing Bundles

    We're celebrating Summer with two new pattern bundles perfect for quick and coordinating summer outfits.  You get two patterns and save 15%!  The first is a bundle of the Cool Cowl Tank and the lovely Claire shorts.  You get both for $15.00!  This duo is sure to get you through those casual summer get togethers on the patio or a breezy walk on the beach.  Make several versions in coordinating fabrics and colours and you will be sure to handle the summer heat with ease.We have also bundled the Belle Bow Blouse with the New York Mini for a perfect...

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  • The Kimono Tee Small Bust Adjustment

    Today I have prepared step by step instructions for making a Small Bust Adjustment specifically for the In-House Patterns Kimono Tee.  Since the Kimono Tee pattern has been developed specifically for a D-Bust cup size, a smaller cup size will require a pattern adjustment to reduce some of the volume that will be present over the bust area.  Don't fret, the fix is so easy!   Step One:  Draw in the slash lines to prepare for the pattern adjustment. Step Two:  Cut along the slash lines leaving a hinge at the side seam.   Step Three:  Overlap the pattern sections as...

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  • Pattern Making Musings

    Gosh it's been a while hasn't it?  It's been a challenging few months but I wanted you to know that things are still happening around here just not as quickly as I had hoped.   As you may already know I am an Instructor in the fashion department at a local post secondary school.  This year I took on several new courses and have been spending nearly every available moment planning the course content and projects for this year's students.  I tend to put a lot of time and energy into planning because I feel that it's important for the...

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  • It's Pattern Month!

    In case you haven't heard it's Pattern Month over at Laura After Midnight!  Laura has a great month planned offering all kinds of pattern cutting information from making blocks and developing patterns to guest posts and interviews with a few independent pattern makers!  There's going to be a ton of information and links to follow!

     

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