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Make the Lining First

Make the Lining First
Pattern instructions usually have you sew the outer garment shell first, then the lining. I've found it works better to reverse that order, and here's why.

Inside a Burberry Trench

Inside a Burberry Trench
A look inside (and outside, and all around) the classic Burberry trench coat.

Tips for Working with Sequins

Tips for Working with Sequins
Tis the season! This year, it seems like sequins are everywhere. I don’t work too often with sequined fabrics; my lifestyle doesn’t call for them w...

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern
As I was cutting a length of shirting fabric for a customer yesterday, I was reminded of a tip I learned from Susan Khalje. Often, woven fabrics ha...

How to "Flat Set" a Sleeve

How to "Flat Set" a Sleeve
A RTW method of inserting sleeves in knit garments that is easy and fast.

Tip: Trim the Selvage on Knits Before Pattern Layout

Tip: Trim the Selvage on Knits Before Pattern Layout
An easy tip to ensure that your knit fabric is flat and perfect when you lay out your pattern.