My New Professional Dress Form

*Read through this entire post to find a pattern giveaway and then go to the NEW blog address to enter for your chance to win ;)* 

Last month I was contacted by a representative from The Shop Company to see if I was interested in trying out and sharing my experience from one of their dress forms. I was excited at the opportunity and said yes of course. Imagine my surprise when they weren’t just offering a base model for me to try out but one of the ones from their top of the line professional line!  Since I already have a budget friendly adjustable womens dress form, and I design a lot of childrens patterns, I chose a childrens model.

My first impression of The Shop Company was that they have great customer service. My order was put in and shipped out promptly. It arrived while we were on vacation unfortunately so I had to wait to check it out!

When I got it I was shocked at the weight of the box, when I opened it up I was beyond pleased to see that it was heavy because it had a solid cast iron base, it was my first peek at the sheer quality of the professional line. My womens singer dress form has a plastic base that weights nothing and topples over very easily. The more pieces I pulled out of the box the more quality I found. The dress form it self is firm but still partially pinnable. The fabric is soft but durable and it has princess seams and center seams on the body as well as the natural waist marked with twill tape. This is extremely helpful and important for tailors and designers as it helps getting a proper fit and cut of garments.

Once I got all the pieces out of the box it was time to pulled out it was time to put it together. The directions were a simple 1 page print out with some smaller pictures and some text. It went together easily and quickly. The only confusing part was the spring, for the child form it just seems to sit there and no nothing except rattle, the when adjusted all the way down the form’s bar isn’t low enough to even touch the spring.  So I took a few minutes to take it back apart and removed the spring and I have been beyond thrilled since.  You can adjust the height but honestly it’s tall enough at it’s lowest height I will likely never adjust it.  Also the skirt cage on the bottom is removable if you don’t want it on, though honestly it’s another thing I will likely never adjust.

I had hoped to get this review out sooner, but I didn’t have time to really test it out and I didn’t want to review or recommend something I hadn’t gotten a chance to fully USE.  I ordered the size 64 which is the size of an average 7 year old or US size 7.  The first thing I did was measure the form and compare it to the ASTM measurements I use for designing my patterns, I was very pleased to see it was right in line with the measurements which are as close to ‘standard’ as it gets.  The next thing I did was pull out a bunch of size 7 clothes we have to see how they fit.  Once I was satisfied that the form was right on size I was excited to get started!

Part of what has kept me so busy this week (well besides 5 crazy kids) is the new pattern I have been getting ready for the Boys Bundle UP.  I actually used the professional form while drafting and testing the pattern!  My kids are thin, always have been and always will be, plus they go to bed at 8:30-9pm which doesn’t help when I sew at 10pm or later most of the time.  It was nice to be able to try pieces on as I was going to make sure the lining fit before cutting out the shell,  I was also able to see what was to short, what was too long, where needed more ease and where needed less.  

First off what can I say, it’s beautiful and I simply love just seeing it in my sewing room every morning.  But what I was even more excited about was testing it out on a fitted bodice!  Yes I know the flannel is not straight in these photos but that is okay, this was just a muslin tester I through together for a client whom I was helping with the fit of her pattern.

I was able to pin the bodice to the dress for to see where it sits on the neck, shoulders, waist and arm openings as well as how much ease there is.  For a woven garment you need ease or you won’t be able to move ;).  but this shows me what it will look like pulled against the body and I can see how much extra fabric is on the sides.  This pattern uses a 3/8″ seam allowance and like most woven bodices should have 2 inches of ease.  Since this is half the bodice that means the front of the bodice should have 1″ ease which is 1/2″ on each side.  This lets me know I should have about 7/8″ of extra fabric on each side.  I can then pin it in place so that there is only 3/8″ extra on each side and can see how it sits with the ease.

I think what I love the most, is sewing patterns are in 2D.  They are giving you a flat piece of material to mold and shape into your garment, using a dress form allows you to see how those straight and curved lines look on a real body.


I can’t express enough how in love I am with this dress form! And no, it’s not only because I was given one to try out, I actually plan on ordering a womens one for myself soon and I highly recommend them for those who design, tailor or sell garments online.  I have had it for 2.5 weeks now and my kids haven’t managed to knock it over yet!  If there were 2 things I wish it had is I wish it was fully pinnable, though I am guessing there is a good reason it’s not, and I wish they had one with removable magnetic shoulders. You can view their full professional line of dress forms for men, women and children HERE.  They not only offer torso dress forms but full body ones as well.

I have always been clear that I feel about the fact that it is worth paying more for quality, and that applies to this.  That being said I am also down to earth and no and understand that not everyone can afford a professional version, or maybe doesn’t need one.  Don’t worry they have a whole line of classic dress forms and mannequins!

So what is the difference between the professional series dress forms and their classics?  Below is from the dress form guide they have on their blog.

 

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The classic dress form is created with attention to its appearance, and is therefore used by both clothing retailers and tailors/ seamstresses. Professional dress forms, on the other hand, are designed purely for the tailors and are therefore used exclusively by them.

 

Their classic dress forms start out as low as just $55 and that includes a stand!  So go on over to The Store Company and check out their Dress Forms.  Which one would YOU like to get and why?  Put the link or product name in the comments OVER ON NEW EYMM BLOG POST along with why you want it & I will select 3 winners this weekend for a FREE PATTERN OF THEIR CHOICE!!!

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On the Move!

Wow what a year it has been!  I can’t believe that in just a few days it will be the 1 year anniversary of my new pattern making adventure!  Over the last few months we have been working on getting everything moved over and integrated into the new site www.eymm.com/blog.  Because there are SO many links to this original blog we haven’t had time to properly move it over to the new site without breaking all those links.  So instead I have decided to leave this blog here for now though I will not be adding new blog posts to it and would instead use the new blog.

That being said I HAVE moved the entire blog archives over to the new site so all the old and new will be in one place.   Not only can you come follow us at the new blog, but you can also sign up for email updates, follow us on Blog Lovin’, Facebook or in the Facebook Fan Group.

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Hurry, $4 off for 4th of July!

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July 4th is one of my favorite holidays of the year because we through a big traditional all American potluck BBQ for our neighborhood and friends. To celebrate for a very short time I am offering a coupon for $4 off any purchase at www.eymm.com.

Not only is it a $4 off coupon, but the coupon ‘4THCELEBRATION‘ is good on ANY purchase! No minimum price required and nothing is excluded, which means you can get the $1.99 Little Seamstress Printable Lessons for FREE. You can get the Storm or Rain Flutter Tops that have 10 or 19 sizes each for as low as $1.95 (68% off), many other patterns for just $5.95 (40% off) and most bundles at $10.95-12.95 (35-45% off). Limit one coupon per transaction, $4 is off cart total and can be applied to any products in the store including gift cards.

Tell your friends and don’t wait there is less then 24 hours to get a great deal!  If you have been wanting to try and EYMM pattern out, now is the time!

For all my American friends today, I hope you have a fun and safe holiday. For all my Canadian friends to the north, I hope you had a nice Canada day, I know my kiddos got decked out and celebrated with their grandparents who are visiting from Winnipeg ;).

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#WhyISew

When one of my fellow blogger and designers told me about this tour idea I jumped right on board!  One complaint we get at times is that the directions are too detailed (yes, we get that often).  Everyone is at a different level, those that are intermediate and advanced seamstresses, they are going to do it there way because they know how.  One of the great advantages of .pdf patterns and indie designers is we can write patterns OUR way.  It also gives beginners the confidence and support to jump in and give it a shot. It is rather sad to see just how judgmental people can be at times towards beginners of even someone who doesn’t use heirloom techniques etc.   I’m not saying you should lie to someone who is already trying to sell stuff and not having luck and asking for advice, but to remember people have feelings, there is such a thing as tact and WE ALL START SOMEPLACE.

So today I am going to share a little about where I started.

I won’t lie crafting is in my blood.  By age 8 one grandmother had taught me to crochet and the other to knit.  Growing up I watched both my grandmothers and mother create.  When ever I had a chance to grab a ball of yard or a piece of fabric I snatched it right up.  I did do basics as a child including sewing rice bags and shorts as well as how to thread and use a sewing machine, sew by hand and bead.  My Grandmother relied on their sewing to sell at markets though so I didn’t really get to explore beyond that.

When I was 18 my ex husband got me a brand new Singer sewing machine… I made one not so square quilt and a Harry Potter cloak before I killed it.  On that note I do not recommend newer plastic Singers, I have killed 3 in less then 5 years, the vintage ones are awesome though!  A few years later he got me a basic Bernina Bernette (that I used up until last May and is now my spare and sews perfectly).  After I had my oldest son I started sewing the occasional baby pouch sling but it wasn’t until 6.5 years ago after the twins were born that I finally really started to sew.  I tried my first tissue paper pattern ever… it turned out cute but WAY to big, lol. New Look 6688 Toddler Dress Pattern Review

I also started exploring with creating my own patterns with out a pattern.  This is the first real pattern I drafted 100% and has quite the story behind it.  This was back when e-book/.pdf patterns were very new and a few of my friends suggested I make it a pattern for sale because at the time there were not other round neck dress patterns unless you looked at vintage tissue patterns.  I posted to a forum asking what the ladies thought while many were very excited one wasn’t so much and had some very discouraging comments about how it was nothing special and you could get lots of tissue patterns for .25 at the thrift shop, so I decided to pass.

Well 2 months later guess what she released in her pattern shop for $7.95?  Yep, a nearly identical dress that was a HUGE hit at the time and made her a lot of money.  To be honest that experience discouraged me for a long time.  BUT obviously I finally over came that last year and I look at the time I waited as the time I used to expand my skills.  I will be honest I had good skills and people would have liked it but I didn’t have the types of skills I needed to really produce quality patterns.  Two of a kind dresses :)

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One of the things I wanted to talk about is that we all start somewhere!  This red dot version may have nicely turned and pressed curves but if you look at the top stitching on the yoke, while not bad, it’s also not quite straight either.  Then there is there is the muslin version I did first… My first drafted pattern! Mini Boden style retro baby dress!

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The yoke curves aren’t turned as nicely, they aren’t pointy but they aren’t nice and round either and my button holes aren’t quite even.  Even now 6 years latter guess what… I still have stuff that just doesn’t turn out!  But I everyone has to start somewhere!  So don’t get discouraged, set mini goals that matter to YOU.

The more you sew the better you will get.  You know what?  I ENJOY gathering by hand, sewing button holes and doing a proper finished hem.  Yep your read that right… I like doing those things!  I enjoy the challenge, knowing I can do it and seeing just how far I have come.

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Pictures like these will keep me at my machines for years to come… KenzieTurnsOne-(5 of 167)

I sew because I enjoy it, I love fabric and I love creating.  The look of pure joy on my 5 kids faces when they see something I made is enough to keep me happy no matter what other people thing!  Next thing you know you will be looking at stuff and thinking, wow, did I really do that?  Being able to see something we love, but cant justify the cost, and being able to go home and make something inspired by it is amazing.  I can’t tell you the joy I felt when I got asked in the store if I bought or made a very adorable set of Gymboree dresses… just the THOUGHT they that thought I was capable of that after seeing other stuff I had made left me in a daze.

When I am sharing with ladies new to sewing I often see their eye’s glaze over and the thought ‘wow, I could never do that’ going through head but guess what?  We all start somewhere ;).

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With that I ask, why do YOU sew?

What about YOUR story?  We would love to hear it!  Do you have pictures of your first projects?  Share them with us over at our Linky Party!

6.22.14 | Sewing Mama RaeAnna | Simple Simon and Co. |

6.23.14 | Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy | Nimble Phish | Sprouting Jube Jube | Paisley Roots | Made For Mermaids | Glitter and Wit | Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop | Rae Gun Ramblings |

6.24.14 | Shaffer Sisters | Sew Like My Mom | Bebe Lambs | EYMM |

6.25.14 | The Sewing Geek | GYCT | Lulu and Celeste |

6.26.14 | Ruby and Jack Patterns | Muse of the Morning | Fishsticks Designs | Little Kids Grow |

6.27.14 | Make it Handmade | Rebel and Malice | Ali Cat & Co. |

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One of my new guilty little pleasures ;) Jammicures!

One of my new guilty little pleasures is Jamberry nail wraps. This is my newest set I am IN LOVE!!!! I love the look of them on even more then when I original ordered them and they don’t chip like polish when I am sewing.

With 5 kids, the never ending cleaning of my house and my sewing business most polish doesn’t last more then a few days.  While I love going in and getting a gel manicure I don’t have the time or the money to do it often, and acrylics are pricey and also tear up your nails.  A set of wraps runs $15 and you can get about 2 mani’s & 2 pedi’s out of it which is the cost of a polish mani in the salon. Plus they even have kids ones including mommy & me sets for those of you it girls ;).

Jamberry nail wraps are the perfect solution!  I know many of my nurse friends have similar issues with polish. They are easy to remove (quick soak and pull off) with out damaging your nails.

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They have everything from the wildest new trendy prints…  (yes florals, chevrons & more!)

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To classic solids and French tips. The French tips look perfect but are easy to do at home and not harmful to your nails like acrylics AND don’t chip right away like polish.  They are a great professional option.

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My party is going to be open until June 25th, order 3 sheets of wraps and get the 4th free! You can get 2 full mani’s and 2 full pedi’s out of 1 sheet for the price of 1 regular polish French mani.  I’m not going to lie, they probably won’t go on great the first time but don’t get disappointed!  I have super curved nails which are some of the hardest to do and I just watched a few videos on YouTube that made a HUGE difference.  This is only my 3rd set but they look better/ go on easier every time, I get tons of compliments on them and even on my super curved nails they last at least a week. They currently only ship to the US & Canada.

Select Kymy’s Party at checkout and help me earn a discounted sheet ;). I already bought a bunch and hubby says no more full price right now, lol. They have juniors that are great for little girls too!

http://nhagen.jamberrynails.net/

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Bundle UP Sale Women’s Edition is LIVE!

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~Build A Better Bundle~
Bundle UP sale is LIVE!

One week only, June 20th-27th 2014

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The first Bundle UP for girls was a HUGE success.  So much so everyone was asking when we would do the next one before the first one was even over!  Due to popular request this second bundle is a Women’s Edition.  Yes that’s right, all 12 patterns are for YOU, 10 of the 12 being brand new exclusive patterns that you can’t buy individually in shops until mid July. You must purchase a minimum of 6 patterns to receive patterns through the bundle.

So what is Bundle Up!?  It is a collection of seasonal patterns and you can choose your bundle size (6-12 patterns) AND which patterns are included.  It’s a fully customized bundle so you don’t have to buy patterns you already have to get a good deal on new ones you want.  Not only that but 10 of the patterns are BRAND NEW!  There are so many great mix and match pieces you can literally sew and entire summer wardrobe from them.

The patterns included will be 40-60% off starting at just $4.50 each when you buy a bundle of 6 and the more you buy the more you will save.  This time EYMM got to submit not just one, but two women’s patterns!  Both the women’s Calla Lily Skirt & Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster include sizes XS-5X including maternity, as well as multiple options, all in one pattern.  They are modern and trendy styles that are practical wardrobe staples are still comfortable.

Check out ALL the bundle pattern sketches below and hop on over for more details and  build YOUR better bundle.

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ENTER TO WIN!  Check out the great contest over at Pattern Revolution.  Enter to win one of two amazing prize packs, and extra Sewing Bee entries for sharing finished projects from the bundle ;).  They are giving away a brand new Brother serger as well as $150 in Girl Charlee gift cards and 2 sets of the Boy’s Edition coming up in August.

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Now what about these 2 patterns from EYMM?  Here are a few pictures, more details can be found on the bundle up site and they will both be in the EYMM shop individually at their full $9.95 price on July 10th.

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Zulily ‘National Sewing Machine Day’ Sale!

*This post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.  That being said I only share links on products I own, or would personally purchase.*

I will be honest I have NO CLUE if it is truly ‘a day’, but for us crafters it might as well be!  The sale itself won’t go live until 6am PST I believe, so they haven’t announced anything about what is included, but this is the teaser they have up…

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They have a variety of stuff listed and I heard from a little birdie that a few of the items come from one of my favorite pattern AND fabric designers, Patty Young/Mod Kid.

One thing to keep in mind is the shipping is slow (they tell you how slow on each item) and unless it arrives damaged all sales are final.  This is how they keep prices low.

I have been buying shoes from them for years and have been excited to see them bring in more made in the USA products including from small shops on sites like Etsy!

So go check it out!  Their sales tend to sell out fast.

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UPDATED: Craftsy Sewing Classes Sale, Today Only!

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Apparently it appears that there is some sort of glitch with some browsers :(. In IE 10 it shows up with 64 sewing classes on sale…

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But Google Chrome is only showing me 1…

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And finally the windows IE app on windows 8, which is the IE mobile/touch app as well as the browser on my cell phone show 0…

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I’m not sure why, it does it with or without the affiliate link, logged in or logged out, but I would recommend using IE on a computer if you are having issues.

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I was excited to get this email, I have purchased about a dozen Craftsy classes on sale now and LOVE them!  Today only (5/17/2014) get 1 of the selected sewing classes on sale for 40% off making most of them $30 or less.  Hurry! This offer disappears Saturday, May 17th at 11:59 PM MST. This offer applies to one class only per customer.

*This post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.  That being said I only share links on products I own, or would personally purchase.*

If you have a larger, smaller or simply harder to fit bust then the average women, this class, “Adjust the Bust” with Kathleen Cheetham, is extremely helpful!  It covers both FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) and SBA (Small Bust Adjustment).  She explains it well, explains the math and why and how it needs adjusted where.  This is one of my favorite sewing classes I have purchased.

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Is your chest not your hard to fit part?  There is also a “Back, Neck & Shoulders” and “Waist & Hips” class too.  All 3 fitting classes are on sale for $29.99 for today only.

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One other class I have started recently is the “Sewing Designer Jeans”.  I am excited to try this out and love that I can watch the classes just a little at a time, at my own pace.  It makes the idea of making my own jeans a LOT less intimidating.

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Another class that some of my amazing fans have recommended is the “Beginner Serging” class.  If you haven’t used one before, and don’t have friends or family with one they can be very intimidating.  The feed back I got about this class is it is a great way to but the fear a side and pull that serger out of the closet (seems pretty common, lol) and start falling in love with it!  Since different sergers/overlockers work differently you will want to make sure you have your manual.  At $29.99 it is cheaper then most in shop classes and you can watch it as many times as you want forever!

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Princess Seam Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) Tutorial

Earlier this year I got a chance to help out Hayley of Mouse House Creations with her Ladies Caroline Dress.  Hayley herself is petite with average proportions.  So when her testers with larger busts were having fit issues I knew what the problem was and offered to make up a tutorial for a full bust adjustment.  Today I am going to share the same FBA tutorial with you!  Proper sizing/fit is key to a stunning finished garment, as someone with a cup size WAY past DD (try 34H/I) I can attest to what a huge difference a proper FBA can make.

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(FBA) Tutorial

Start by measuring over your bust down under your arms and back up and over your bust on the other side.  Then measure across the fullest part of your bust like normal.  If your over bust measurement is 2″+ smaller than your bust measurement, pick your bodice size based on your over bust for the bust/chest measurement and then do an FBA. The reason for this is simply adjusting a larger size down will alter the lines, shape and fit.

 

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Mark bust point on both pieces. With seam allowance a size 12/14 is about 11″ down from the highest shoulder point and you want the mark 1/2″ from the edge of the side.

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Match up your pieces like sewn, but transfer your bust point mark over, placing it also 1/2″ from the edge.

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Now, draw a line down 1/2″ along the edge of your princess from the seam. Then, draw a straight line from bust point to the middle of the arm opening and another from bust to the side seam about 2″ down from the point where the side seam & arm holes meet.

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Next, make 2 cuts with the first starting at the side seam and stopping about 1/16″ from the bust point. Then, starting from the bottom edge go up through the bust point, stopping 1/16″ from busting through the arm seam. You should now have 1 pivot point at the arm, and one at the bust.

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Now, you want to take your bust/over bust and that is how much room we need to add. Mine is 4″. Since there are 2 side panels that means I need to add 2″ per side. **NOTE** Some tops have more ease in them and you may not need to add the full 2″.  This one does not, so I need to add the full amount**

At the bust point, use a ruler to add the amount needed and tape from the bust point pivot to the small 1/2″ strip keeping that the full width needed.

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Next, you will want to cut your long skinny section into a few pieces and spread them out as shown here. I did NOT need 4″ added to the waist so I tapered it in. This added only 1″ total to the waist instead. Make sure to keep the fullness closer to the bust point.

Tape in place, filling the entire vertical gap from the arm to the waist seam. You can fill with scrap paper or clear packing tape.

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Draw a line connecting the 2 halves of the original bust point mark and continue to the edge of the paper.

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Cut along that mark and close and tape the original line to the side seam.  Fill your new gap with tape/paper.

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With a soft flexible measuring tape, measure from the top point of the princess seam on your new piece to the waist. Repeat with the original front center piece. For mine, there was a 3″ difference.

Then, cut across your center piece at the bust point and again about 1.5″ from the bottom. Since I need to add 3″ I then add 1.5″ to each gap lengthening the center panel 3″ to accommodate for the bust.

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Your new pieces are finished. Cut and sew as normal.

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More FBA tutorials:

Bodices with Princess Seams:
Sew Mama Sew FBA for Princess Seams
By Hand London FBA for Princess Seams

Bodices with Darts:
Coletterie FBA & SBA with Darts
Christine Haynes FBA with Darts
Sew News FBA with Darts
Megan Nielsen FBA with Darts

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LAST DAY! Sew Fab -19 Patterns + Bonus for only $29.95!

Less then 24 hours left to get an screaming hot deal on this bundle with a variety of patterns!  The EYMM women’s piko top is included and I got a chance to try some others like the Long Beach Board Shorts which I also love.  Don’t miss out on your last chance, you will never see these patterns at this price again!  This is a great way to try a variety of designers and patterns at a super low price.  The sale goes until 11:59pm EST tonight, 5/13.

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The Sew Fab Pattern Sale Spring 2014

It’s the Spring 2014 Sew Fab Pattern Sale!

 

It’s that time of year again… time for the original pattern bundle sale, The Sew Fab Pattern Sale! I’m so excited to announce this season’s pattern bundle to you today. The excitement has been building over the last few weeks, and today it’s finally available. Nineteen incredibly talented pattern designers, some who are very well known in their field and some who are quickly making a name for themselves, have come together to bring you a great bundle of patterns that will take you through the spring and summer.

For one week only, you can have nineteen patterns (plus a fun bonus pattern), chosen specifically for this sale, for only $29.95! That’s over 80% off the retail value of the bundle! Plus you can enter to win one of two amazing sewing themed giveaways!

For less than $30 you get a library of sewing resources that you can use over and over again.

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If you’ve never sewn with a PDF pattern before, let me tell you how great it is! After downloading your pattern, you will print out the pattern itself, creating pattern tiles, if you will. Simply tape the tiles together to create the full pattern! At that point you can cut out the size that you need and pin the paper pattern directly to your fabric, or you can trace the pattern size that you need onto sewing paper or tracing paper and cut it out, saving the paper pattern for later when you need to sew another size. PDF patterns are so convenient because you can print them out as many times as you need!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for… the patterns!

A collection of 19 PDF Patterns from 19 well-known and up and coming designers are instantly accessible to you by PDF download upon purchase of the Sew Fab Pattern Bundle. Imagine all of the combinations that you can put together with this bundle of patterns, with many transitioning to fall and winter as well! Here are the patterns that you will receive (click on the links below the collage for more information about each pattern.):

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

The Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations, The Satchel Bag by Handmade Therapy, The Lexi Knit Dress and Top by MODKID, The Piko Top by EYMM, The Bowling Shirt from Scientific Seamstress (unisex), The Seraphic Pant by Figgy’s (unisex), The Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns, The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys, The Doll and Carrier by Patchwork Posse, Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz White, Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations, Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake, The Tennis Skort (12M-12Y) by Heidi & Finn, The Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Long Beach Board Shorts (unisex) by Terra’s Treasures, The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna, The Saffron Twirl Dress from Paisley Roots Designs, The Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Designs.

New this year is the Sew Fab Pattern Tour! Some of our favorite sewing bloggers will be sharing their versions of the Sew Fab patterns on their blogs this week, so be sure to check in with them throughout the week of the sale to see how versatile these patterns are! Here are the stops on the pattern tour…

Sew Fab Pattern Tour Graphic

This Sew Fab Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again! You can purchase the bundle from May 5th at 8 a.m. EST through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered. Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds. The pattern bundle expires six months from the end of the sale, so please download and save your patterns upon receiving them.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 20 PDF sewing patterns from 19 of the best designers out there!

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And now for the always exciting Sew Fab Giveaway!

This spring there are two prize packages up for grabs, and both will inspire you in your sewing! I’m so excited about these giveaways! Can’t buy the pattern bundle? It’s okay… purchase is not required to enter. There are lots of chances to win and each entry applies to both of the giveaway packages. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below the prize descriptions to enter as many times as you want, no purchase necessary.

Prize Package #1 includes…

Sew Fab giveaway Prize

The Lane Raglan Pattern from Hey June, an organic fat quarter bundle of the yet unreleased Everyday Party Collection by Emily Isabella, from Fabricworm, The Washi Dress Pattern from Made by Rae, a $50 gift certificate to The Delhi Store, a free class from Craftsy.com, a fun gift package from Sew You Studio, a custom made Geranium Dress from Nest Creations, a Sew Happy print from Pen+Paint, and a $15 gift certificate to GYCT Designs!

Prize package #2 includes…

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The #ISEW necklace from Hello Cheeseburger, created especially for the Sew Fab giveaway, a collection of vintage buttons and 20% off your purchase at Anna Mia Clothing, the Playdate Bag pattern from Fishsticks Designs, The Kensington Dress and Tee Pattern from Hey June Handmade, a $30 gift certificate to Casa Crafty, a $40 gift certificate to Girl Charlee, 3 yards of laminate fabric from Anne Kelle, The Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Crim, a “Happiness is Handmade” print from Pen+Paint!

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The Sew Fab Spring Pattern Sale!

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