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How to Turn a Swimsuit Pattern into a Tankini

There are many reasons why you might be drawn to a tankini swimsuit, from not having to worry about fitting the length, to the ability to mix and match bottoms, to just plain liking the style. It’s actually remarkably easy to turn a swimsuit pattern into a tankini – read on to learn how! Front:…

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Coral: How to Sew the Dress Pocket

The Coral Sweater & Dress View B has a lined in-seam pocket that is kind of unusual in its construction. To help you better visualize the construction, we’ve created this tutorial. It follows Step 2B through H of the instructions. What You Need: Pattern Front sewn up to Step 2A Pattern piece 4 (Pocket Lining)…

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Sewing the Side Seams of the Citrus Leggings

Sewing the side seams of View A and View B of the Citrus Leggings can seem a bit tricky because of the weird pattern piece shapes, but no need to fear! It’s not actually hard to sew them. Here are some photos and extra information to help you through the process. View A:¬†When you sew…

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How to Sew a Swimsuit with a Skirted Bottom

Adding a skirt to the bottom of your swimsuit is a great way to give it a bit of personality while also adding a bit of coverage. You can customize the length from cheeky to modest and you can customize the fullness from girly to sporty. You can also easily add a skirt to a…

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Ultraviolet Hack: Lengthen to a Dress

As promised, here’s a tutorial on how to lengthen the Ultraviolet Tee into a Dress. Depending on your measurements, this could be a super simple hack or a simple hack, either way it’s quickly done! What you need Ultraviolet Tee pattern Measuring tape Extra pattern paper Pencil Long ruler Scissors & tape Step 1: Take…

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Presidio Purse: Adding Piping

Adding piping is a fun way to add a pop of color or a bit of definition to your purse. Alice added a couple of different colors to hers and they sure make an otherwise plain bag pop (along with that great topstitching!)! Ellen put piping in just around the front inset to really make…