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Short-sleeve Pierce Shirt Hack

At the beginning of the design process for the Pierce Shirt, I planned to offer two views – a long-sleeve and a short-sleeve version. As the development progressed, it slowly became too much to handle two different pattern layouts, so I decided to drop the short-sleeve view and focus solely on the long-sleeved version. Now…

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Introducing the Pierce Shirt

I’m thrilled to introduce my latest zero/minimal waste sewing pattern—the Pierce Shirt. This oversized button-up shirt nods to the classic button-up but features distinct details such as asymmetric pintucks, a deep curved hem, and a horizontal front yoke that set it apart and give the garment a modern feel. The interior seams are finished with…

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Guest Post: Eddie Smock Sweater Hack

Today I’m pleased to bring to you a guest post from Bean of @sewsoybean. Bean was a tester for the Eddie Smock and she made a few beautiful versions during and after the testing process. She also made a knit cardigan hack that just blew my mind. I asked Bean if she would be willing…

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Lynn Vest Tester Round-Up

I’d first like to thank everyone for the warm welcome to the Lynn Vest. It feels good to have this pattern out in the world as fall is beginning to settle in. I know I’m looking forward to wearing layers as the weather gets cooler. Lynn Vest PDF Pattern With the release of a new…

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Introducing the Lynn Vest

I’m thrilled to announce the independent release of the Lynn Vest. The Lynn Vest originally appeared in issue 6 of Tauko Magazine. The theme of this issue is “What Artists Wear”. When designing the vest, the artist that I had in mind was my late father-in-law, Lynn. He may not have called himself an artist,…

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Jones Trousers Shorts Hack

Since the release of the Jones Trouser last spring, I have been thinking of a way to modify the pattern into shorts. The main roadblock to shortening the trousers into shorts was the leg gusset. The leg gusset is an integral part of the crotch curve length, and simply shortening the leg and gusset portion…

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Eddie Smock Hack #1: How to make View 1 with a V-neck, short sleeves, and elastic back

One thing I love about the Eddie Smock is that once you understand how all the pieces come together, you can adjust the layout and design to suit not only your available fabric but also your preferences. For this hack, I used View 1 (the long-sleeved, dress version) as the base and I modified the…

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Eddie Smock Tester Makes

Every time I go through the testing phase of pattern design, I’m hopeful but also nervous about how the process will go. It can be a bit nerve-wracking having your work looked at for the first time after you have been staring at it for months. One of the points of pattern testing is having…

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