Hope Woven Dress by StyleArc
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by Mie Brindle
1y ago
 Today's post is an example of how a simple shape can sometimes cause some troubles if you don't happen to fit the original draft. And when it comes to raglan sleeves, I rarely do. When a shape is simple there are no design details to hide or distract from the fit issues. The Hope Woven Dress from StyleArc is a popular style exactly because of its simplicity. Deep 3/4-length raglan sleeves, a gathered skirt and a facing in the neckline. A fast make and a relaxed and comfortable style. I want to be clear from the start, this is not one of those 'honest reviews' where there is a problem wit ..read more
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Tutorial, Hem Split Opening for the Balmain Knit Tunic, Style Arc
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by Mie Brindle
2y ago
When I realized that I had more photos for this tutorial, than the allowed 10 photos for one IG post, I did a survey in my Stories on IG, asking if you preferred the tutorial split up in two posts on IG (part 1&2) or here on the blog. Guess which won...haha. If you want to read my other info about this make, size, fabric etc, you'll have to go read THIS post on Instagram. Read more ..read more
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Tutorial: Bagging Method for Lining of Sleeveless Dress & Nova Midi Dress by StyleArc.
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by Mie Brindle
2y ago
I've been wanting to write about this subject AND to do this tutorial for a very long time. As you will learn later on, the tutorial is sort of connected to the subject.  I've been thinking, that even though most of you who are reading my blog are home sewists, you might find it interesting to read about how industrial sewing techniques can have different rankings in the professional fashion industry. All within the industrial sewing techniques. I know some of you who follow me are also interested in learning how to end up with professional looking results when you sew, and this article ..read more
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The Wilder Gown, Pattern Review
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by Mie Brindle
2y ago
Forever ago, I promised you a review of The Wilder Gown by Friday Pattern Company. I mentioned I was a bit disappointed over parts of this pattern, and naturally I would like to elaborate.  Read more ..read more
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The Sapporo Coat by Papercut Patterns, Review.
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by Mie Brindle
3y ago
There's a first time for everything, and today is one of those occasions. I'm posting a review about a pattern I haven't sewn. I did intend to though! But I have limits to how many mistakes I'm going to fix and this pattern way overtakes that number. But the number one reason for deciding not to sew it and still write a review about it, is two sides of the same thing. The thing is, the design of the Sapporo Coat is fabulous. People look fantastic in it, there is no denying that. I most likely would too if I made it. But I don't want to help 'promote'* a pattern that not only has quite a few t ..read more
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How to Measure and True Seams, Tutorial.
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by Mie Brindle
3y ago
Normally I post about a make and then I add whatever relevant tutorial or technical info to go with it in the post. This will be more of a technical post. Normally I would do those on my Instagram account (under the hashtag #miessewingtips ) but I think it will be too condensed in that format. So let's try this, and see how that goes. I'm going to try to cover both very basic knowledge, but also a few more steps from that. And I've noticed that just because you are an experienced sewist, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have pattern knowledge, besides how to sew from them. So hopefu ..read more
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Besharl Jacket by Style Arc Patterns
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by Mie Brindle
3y ago
Alert: Monster post ahead. I don't even know what happened, ha! Actually, I do! Allow me to explain. This post is both an inspiration post with three different Besharl Jackets (a pattern from StyleArc), a warning to not be as dumb as me, small tips about how to improve fit if needed, and lastly a couple of tutorials on which techniques to use to get a very nice finish on the inside. They will be useful for lots of styles. Not just this one. Read more ..read more
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Clare Pants by StyleArc
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by Mie Brindle
3y ago
I wanted to make a blog post about these Clare Pants from StyleArc because I figured out some sewing tips along the way that I wanted to share with you. Plus you'll want to read this post before deciding which size to make. I made a pair in Blackbird Fabrics' 7 oz glorious linen. Black is sold out but there are a ton of other colors. And then I made another pair in this great striped Essex Linen (linen/cotton blend) from Robert Kaufman, sponsored by Imagine Gnats Shop. Read more ..read more
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Daisy Designer Pant and Parker Tunic in Telio Fabric
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by Mie Brindle
3y ago
This post has sponsored fabric from Telio. They are a Canadian fabric manufacturer.  I was only suppose to make an Instagram post, but decided last minute to throw the photos on the blog too. That way I had some more space to talk about what I actually sewed too. This is the Daisy Designer Pant and the Parker Tunic. Both patterns from StyleArc. I have sewn both patterns before, so I don't have tons of new things to say. HERE is my IG post about the pants. And HERE is my post about the top. The only thing I changed about the top from my previous version, was the hem. The original ..read more
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