Sewing pattern hacks

Theodor dropwaist dress hack Bobbins and Buttons

A Theodor drop waist dress hack.

By Julia Claridge | March 28, 2020
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Are you following along with the current season of Project run and play? I am really enjoying following this burst of creativity especially during these difficult times. Last year I was very excited to be one of the contestants, it was great fun being part of the competition. I opted to make or use all…

Lynn pattern Bobbins and Buttons

Lynn pattern hack – 1, fluffy cosy sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | March 13, 2020
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This is the first in a series of hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt pattern. I have already published a couple of posts with ideas for the Lynn sweatshirt. It was these that inspired this idea. I have a few more hacks for the Lynn sweatshirt lined up, it made me wonder if I could post…

Dorothy pattern hack - Bobbins and Buttons

How to pattern match and adjust the Dorothy pattern for a border print.

By Julia Claridge | February 28, 2020
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I have recently been collaborating with Makower UK fabrics, showcasing their beautiful craft weight cotton fabrics being made into some of the styles from my sewing pattern range. Most of the Makower UK collections feature a border print design which is just asking to be used on the Dorothy dress. The Dorothy dress skirt is…

Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips.

By Julia Claridge | January 17, 2020
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Stretch velvet Lynn sweatshirt with stretch tips. This is a straightforward Lynn sweatshirt made in stretch velvet without any alterations. I decided to write a post about it because I wanted to mention stretch and how it affects the fit. I made this version in lightweight polyester stretch velvet, which has around 50% stretch, the…

An easy hack for the Lynn sweatshirt.

By Julia Claridge | December 13, 2019
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I made this version of the Lynn sweatshirt quite a while ago, its definitely one of my most worn versions. It is a really simple little hack that I think takes this casual classic into a great everyday essential. I made this one in scuba fabric which has become quite popular to sew with over…

Simple sporty hack for the Dean sweatshirt pattern.

By Julia Claridge | November 1, 2019
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A few weeks ago I launched the first pattern for men. Like its counterparts Lynn and Theodor, Dean is a classic sweatshirt shape, this one cut to fit men. One of the criteria I look for when deciding whether to publish a pattern is its versatility. I like to think about the option of making…