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Darted Versus Dartless Bodice Block

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 Is the bust fitting and back shoulder fitting darts (as shown on Diagram A ) always necessary? A number of pattern drafting methods have you draft the bodice block with a bust fitting dart in front and sometimes a short shoulder fitting dart at the back. The bust fitting dart may be positioned during drafting at the corner of the shoulder (Natalie Bray); At the corner of the Neck (Aldrich) or at the waist (Armstrong).  It is not all the time that a garment require a bust fitting dart. Instead of transferring the dart elsewhere where it would create unwanted fullness, why not start with a block that has eliminated that step (of transferring fullness) yet remains fitted?

New Sewing Pattern Alert- The Bailey Bolero Jacket

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Hello. So I said in a post last week , that this month of July will see a number of new pattern releases for your sewing pleasure. I also previewed one of the new patterns. Yes the Bailey Bolero Jacket is here. Bailey is a bolero jacket with high roll shawl collar that is convertible to a revers jacket if lined with shell fabric. This classic jacket will instantly up-level any outfit you throw it on. This jacket, you may have guessed, is inspired by the Ralph Lauren outfit Melania Trump wore at the presidential inauguration. Most notable difference is that I opted for  set in sleeves instead of  raglan.

Aria Sewing Pattern Release

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Yay! the Aria top is the SewExplicit Patterns latest sewing pattern. The Aria top features an underarm cowl and a basic round neck finished with a neckband. This laid back style can be worn casually on a pair of jeans or lengthened to make a sassy short party dress. The Aria pattern is an easy make, quick sewing and it is suitable for beginners. Aria is designed for knit fabric with enough vertical and horizontal stretch to wear without the need of fastening.

Free Trouser Block Pattern

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NEW PATTERN ALERT! FREE PATTERN ALERT!! BODICE/TORSO BLOCK WITH SLEEVE BLOCK So you want to draft your own patterns, no problem we have got the basic blocks covered. Let us reduce your pattern production time by offering you our well drafted trouser block pattern available in sizes 6 to 14. As a bonus, Quarter Scale patterns are included so you can practice with.

Misses' Bodice Block Pattern Release

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NEW PATTERN ALERT! FREE PATTERN ALERT!! BODICE/TORSO BLOCK WITH SLEEVE BLOCK So you want to draft your own patterns, no problem we have got the basic blocks covered. Let us reduce your pattern production time by offering you our well drafted bodice block pattern available in sizes 6 to 14. As a bonus, Quarter Scale patterns are included so you can practice with. Download  for free the Bodice Block in size 10 only   here To buy the complete Set, run to the SewExplicit Patterns   webstore . It is currently on sales for just 1000 Naira (approximately 3.5USD).    Did I remember to tell you that you can also pay via direct bank transfer?

See What Our Volunteer Testers Made

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Hello. How are you doing? So in today's post I will be showing what volunteer testers have made out of our patterns. A pattern tester helps to check the fit of a pattern and quality of the instruction set before we finally release.

Presenting EKINNI- A Sewing Pattern

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The Ekinni dress is so me. My kind of dress- easy to wear, slip on, no zip, no buttons, elasticated waist line so I can eat well and not feel constrained (lol), can be dressed up or dressed down for different moods/looks/occasion. I hope you like it too. It is the very first sewing pattern I designed, hence the name "Ekinni" which means "First" in the Yoruba language.

SewExplicit Patterns is Opened for Business-Yaay!

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It has been a loooong time coming and finally I am here. From making  announcement about my intentions over a year ago, to conducting surveys, carrying  out pattern testing, dropping hints here on the blog. Here we are.  Watch the intro video