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Sewing a Curved Shirt Patch Pocket // Kalle Sewalong

Last week we covered how to sew a standard placket, hidden placket and tunic or popover placket for our Kalle

FREE DOWNLOADABLE! 33 BACK POCKET DESIGNS

Happy Hump Day everyone! Today I’m excited to finally share this nifty free downloadable we’ve been working for the last

HOW TO SEW GUSSETED POCKETS FOR THE KELLY ANORAK

When I started working on the Kelly Anorak pattern I knew right away I wanted, big, deep, roomy pockets. I take

GINGER SEWALONG PT 12: BACK POCKET PLACEMENT

Back pocket location makes a huge difference in jean fit; how to place jean pockets for your best butt.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 10: SEWING SIDE SEAMS & BACK POCKETS

Assembling jeans; sewing the inseam, side seams, and topstitching back pockets.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 7: ASSEMBLING POCKETS

Sewing front jeans pockets – how to sew pocket bag, pocket stay and topstitch coin pocket.

Tutorial: Welt Pockets on Seams

Well la-di-da. I’ve been posting on this here blog for a little over a year and I finally feel qualified

Welcome Summer with our Charlie Caftan Pattern!

I am reaaaallly excited about this one. We are going through a serious heat wave in Montreal right now, when

This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 140

Happy Sunday makers! It’s been a little bananas around here this week. We launch our new pattern tomorrow (so. excited.)

Sewing a Tunic or Popover Placket // Kalle Sewalong

Today’s post is all about installing a tunic or popover placket in your Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress (or any shirt

Shirtdress Inspiration & Styling // Kalle Sewalong

Welcome to the first day of the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress Sewalong! We’ll be covering construction of the Kalle pattern

Our Current Studio Set-up

Growing a business is challenging for a lot of reasons, and one of the things I’ve struggled with the most

Kalle Shirt + Dress Sewalong Schedule

Hey y’all! We have a sewalong planned for our latest pattern, the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress. There are lots of

Introducing the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress pattern

In honour of the joyful early days of spring, I’d like to introduce you to the Kalle Shirt + Shirtdress pattern, our latest

The Farrow Dress by Grainline Studio in Kaufman Metallic Linen

Heavens alive I love a shift dress, especially when they boast cool details or an interesting architectural silhouette. The latest

Introducing the Mid-Rise Ginger Jeans Pattern!

When we started working on our new jeans-making workshop, I wanted to offer a fun jeans pattern option, especially since

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 127

Happy Sunday makers. It was my birthday this week. Normally I don’t make much of a fuss, but it’s been

ANNOUNCING THE PRESALE FOR OUR LATEST ONLINE WORKSHOP: SEW YOUR DREAM JEANS!

Today is a little thrilling for me because I am bringing you something really personal and thisclose to my heart,

A YEAR IN REVIEW

I always feel reflective this time of year. It’s kind of mandatory when you own a business; it’s important to

A SPECIAL CLARE COAT (WITH LEATHER SLEEVES & AN EXPOSED ZIPPER!)

Full disclosure: I am about to talk about one of the most favourite things I’ve ever made, but have to

A WIND AND WATERPROOF KELLY ANORAK (AKA LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD)

Since I brought home Harry, I find myself outside a lot more often. I mean, that was kind of the

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 111

Happy Sunday my makers! It’s been an interesting week. I got invited to Parliament Hill (the seat of Canada’s federal

KELLY ANORAK BLOG POSTS

Hey everyone! Just thought I’d give you a rundown of the blog posts I have planned for our new Kelly Anorak

OUR NEW FALL PATTERN // MEET THE KELLY ANORAK

I live for pattern launch day, especially when it’s for a pattern I love as much as this one. I’d

COLETTE MYRTLE DRESS // OBSERVER FABRIC TOUR

You know how you have those patterns on your must make list, but then you keep adding things to said

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 103

Happy Sunday makers! After a weird mini heatwave, Montreal seems to be finally cooling down, which gives me a little

HANNAH DRESS BY VICTORY PATTERNS

Do you ever get so ridiculously jazzed by a new pattern that you basically push everything else off your sewing table in

GOLDEN HOUR GINGER JEANS (PLUS SOME TEACHING WISDOM I’VE LEARNED)

I wasn’t sure if I should share this recent make. I mean, at this point I’ve sewn, photographed and blogged

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS VOL. 93

I‘m not gonna lie, it’s been an intense few weeks. We have a huge pattern launch tomorrow, along with a

A MCCALLS M6696 SHIRTDRESS TO CALL MY OWN (IN AFRICAN WAX PRINT)

It’s so funny how we as a community can collectively get obsessed with a pattern. It’s basically how a virus spreads;

UNSELFISH SEWING // JEDEDIAH JEANS FOR MY HONEY

Warning: a smokin’ Frenchman is coming your way. Literally, he lit up a dart when I pulled out my camera

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 88

Happy Sunday makers! I had a full weekend off for the first time in a few weeks and of course, all

HOW TO INSTALL A BUTTON FLY

One of my favourite features of the Morgan Boyfriend Jeans pattern is the button fly. I love a good button

INTRODUCING THE MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS PATTERN (PLUS DENIM & NOTIONS KITS!)

Apparently I just can’t get jeans out of my system. Today I’m happy to announce our new (and most requested!)

GINGER JEANS // CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & PRETTY GUTS

  One of my favourite things to do when I’m lying in bed and trying to make the transition from

MADE // STOWE BAGS BY GRAINLINE STUDIO & FRINGE SUPPLY CO

Did I intend to write an installment for the Snoqualmie Knitalong this week? I did. Did I run into problem

ANIMAL PRINT + NEON CAROLYN PAJAMAS

I speak to you from the Land of Puppy. In LOP, you constantly have stinky treats in your pockets and

MAKER SPOTLIGHT // KATHRYN’S CLARE COAT

A special treat for you today; I am pumped to show you a super creative Clare Coat that graced my inbox

WHEN KNITTING TAKES OVER YOUR LIFE

If you’ve been following me on instagram, you may have noticed there is a WHOLE lot of knitting spam happening

HOW TO FIT MID-RISE GINGER JEANS

Today we’re going to talk about how to lower the rise on your Gingers so you get something in the middle. Lately this has been my favourite height for jeans and both my black Gingers and flared Gingers have been made with a mid-rise. It’s enough to give you a little support around the tummy (especially with a pocket stay), but not so high that it cuts into your abdomen when you sit down, a possible hazard of high-waisted jeans.

GINGER JEANS: FLARE PATTERN EXPANSION

I‘m jumpstarting 2016 with a little mini pattern release; say hi to the Ginger Flares! As I mentioned yesterday, I

FLARED GINGER JEANS + SUTTON BLOUSE

Happy 2016! I hope it’s started off well for you. I’ve loved seeing all of your ambitious sewing plans for the

CLARE SEWALONG PT 9 // VIEW A SIDE SEAMS

Earlier this week we assembled our front piece for the Clare Coat by sewing the darts and installing the welt

CLARE SEWALONG PT 8 // ASSEMBLING VIEW B

Hey View B-ers! I haven’t forgotten about you. Let’s start sewing these babies up! The first step is to sew

CLARE SEWALONG PT 7 // ASSEMBLING VIEW A BODY

Whoop! Time to start putting these Clare Coats together. Today we will be focusing on assembling the front panel of

INTRODUCING THE CLARE COAT PATTERN!

Wheee! After months of development (including making and steaming wool coats in the middle of August while trying not to

THE TESSUTI SYDNEY JACKET IN DOUBLE FACED KNIT

Winter is coming. What that means for this sewist living in one of the world’s coldest cities is so many

THIS WEEK IN SEWING BLOGS // VOL. 65

Back in the saddle again! Thank you so much to Nat, Gillian, Helen, Hanne, Veronica Darling and Winnie for taking

TUTORIAL // A GUIDE TO CANNING TOMATOES

I don’t think this blog is at risk from shifting over to general “lifestyle” anytime soon, but I do enjoy

SEWING INDIE MONTH: HACKING A GINGER JEAN SKIRT WITH BLUEPRINTS FOR SEWING

Sewing Indie Month is upon us, and I am really pleased to welcome Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing to share a truly epic

HACKING THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT INTO A ROMPER PATTERN

As promised in yesterday’s outfit post, today we’ll be using the Sallie Jumpsuit with simple modifications to make your own ladies romper pattern.

WHAT’S DOING VOL. 51

The mother of Montreal meet-up weeks has passed. We were lucky to have Renee, Kelli, Carmen and Deepika stop by

INTRODUCING THE SALLIE JUMPSUIT AND MAXI DRESS PATTERN

The big day is here! I’m so happy to introduce to you my new baby. Please meet the Sallie Jumpsuit

RELAUNCH AND SUMMER PATTERN SALE!

Hi guys! So, this has been in the works pretty much all spring and I’m really happy to finally explain

TURIA DUNGAREES IN POLKA DOTS

It’s been pretty dramatic in the studio this week. On Friday my hard drive basically combusted (I swear I saw

MADE: ASAKA KIMONO DIY BY NAMED

Sometimes, you just need to drop whatever you’re doing, like, immediately, and make a big, sweet, tropical bowl of icing

BOOK CLUB: SEWING FOR FASHION DESIGNERS

One of the biggest roadblocks I run into when designing patterns is trying to figure out complicated or new-to-me construction

PLAID ARCHER SHIRT + WAXED GINGER JEANS

It’s time I wrap up “my grey period”. Spring has FINALLY arrived in Montreal so I promise, no more stricken/traumatized

PAJAMA PARTY WINNERS

Thank you kindly to everyone who voted in the Carolyn Pajama Party contest! After looking at the poll results we

CASCADE DUFFLE COAT LOVE

Hello friends. Let me introduce you to my new cold-weather life partner: the Cascade Duffle Coat from Grainline Studio. We’ve

GINGER JEANS WITH ANKLE ZIPPERS

Hi everyone! I finally managed to snag some pictures of my new pair of Ginger jeans with ankle zips. They

WHAT’S DOING VOL. 33

Happy Sunday my friends! I hope your feet are warm wherever you are. It’s been unrelenting in Montreal this week

TUTORIAL: HOW TO SEW PIPING

Alrighty then. On Friday I showed you a method for making bias tape and piping. Today we’re going to look

PAJAMA DRESSING & INSPIRATION

Hey girl. Hope you’re doing well. Are we supposed to be over Ryan Gosling now? Because never. The man knows

INTRODUCING: THE CAROLYN PAJAMA PATTERN

Hello everyone! I’m super excited today because I finally get to share my latest pattern with you; meet the Carolyn

(YET ANOTHER) 2014 IN REVIEW

It’s that time of year again. We take stock, look back, plan for tomorrow. It’s been a pretty exciting/scary/busy time

GINGER SEWALONG PT 14: INSTALLING DENIM RIVETS & BUTTONS

Professional looking hardware on your handmade jeans – how to install denim rivets & jeans buttons at home with just a hammer and awl.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 13: BELT LOOPS, HEMS & BUTTONHOLE

Finish up sewing your Ginger jeans by installing jean belt loops, sewing the buttonhole and hemming jeans.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 9: ASSEMBLING THE BACK

Assembling the back yokes, sewing the legs together along the center back seam and topstitching.

WHAT’S DOING VOL.22

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been a mellow weekend, but I was pretty distraught last night when I noticed my oldest

GINGER SEWALONG PT 6: CUTTING AND PREPPING

Cutting denim, finding grainline, cutting denim to prevent leg twist, applying fusible interfacing.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 5: FITTING

Jeans and pants fitting adjustments. Fix gaping waist, crotch curve adjustments, full and flat seat adjustment, etc.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 4: SEAM FINISHES FOR JEANS

How to sew flat fell and faux flat fell seams and tips for perfect, even topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 3 – PERSONALIZING YOUR JEANS

Suggestions for ways to personalize DIY jeans: distressing, waxing, adding ankle zippers, pocket designs.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 1: SOURCING DENIM

The best online sources for stretch denim, understanding denim weave, what is twill.

PATTERN DEBUT: GINGER SKINNY JEANS

I‘d like to introduce you to my new best friend: meet Ginger. She’s been a constant presence in my life

HOME OFFICE UNIFORM: HUDSON PANTS

All my freelancer friends were filled with advice when I started working from home. “Don’t sleep past 9am”. “Have a

GRAINLINE TANK IN FOUR PLY SWANK

There is some kind of jedi force you start to feel tapped into the longer you’ve been sewing. Maybe it’s

KATY & LANEY TAP SHORTS BLOG TOUR

If you read Katy & Laney’s blog (whom I discovered last year and quickly grew to love for their fresh

SEWING INDIE MONTH – AN INTERVIEW WITH DIXIE DIY!!!

Hola amigas/amigos! This is my inaugural post for Sewing Indie Month – and on the very first day! When Mari

DEER & DOE PLANTAIN-TASTIC TEE

Happy Easter everyone! I hope this finds you with chocolate smeared all over your faces. Instagram has been hopping with

SEQUIN S.O.S.

Hi pals. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today, despite my crippling hangover (I am too old to be cajoled

AUTUMNAL SEWJO & A BROCADE MINI

Oy. What is it about the change from summer to fall that just makes me want to binge eat sweet

THE ALMOST EQUIPMENT BLOUSE

Hi pals! I thought I would share this project I finished back in December with you  (a junkie stole my

TRIPPING THE WORLD CAPETASTIC

You’ll have to excuse the Next Top Model face here but I can’t help it – I feel like pretty

FALL MAKE AGENDA

I‘ve been in a bit of a funk for the last month. After taking a few weeks off from sewing