Modern Sewing Starts Here Edition 3

Modern Sewing Starts Here is the digital mini-mag from Hantex, distributor of modern, sassy, and super-quality products for sewing enthusiasts at the cutting edge of creativity. This month we bring you: Pick of the patterns - the latest releases of new dressmaking patterns Top trends for Spring/Summer 2019 Focus On Fabrics Pattern Play With Rachel Pinheiro 5 Great Sewing Must Haves Interview with Art Gallery Fabrics' Maureen Cracknell The Wonders Of Wadding with Trudi Woods 3 Sew In Style looks

Modern Sewing Starts Here is the digital mini-mag from Hantex, distributor of modern, sassy, and super-quality products for sewing enthusiasts at the cutting edge of creativity.
This month we bring you:
Pick of the patterns - the latest releases of new dressmaking patterns
Top trends for Spring/Summer 2019
Focus On Fabrics
Pattern Play With Rachel Pinheiro
5 Great Sewing Must Haves
Interview with Art Gallery Fabrics' Maureen Cracknell
The Wonders Of Wadding with Trudi Woods
3 Sew In Style looks


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<strong>Edition</strong> 3 - March 2019<br />

<strong>Modern</strong><br />

sewing<br />

starts here...<br />

The heart<br />

of a sewing project<br />

How to choose the right wadding<br />

Pattern<br />

PLAY<br />

Rachel Pinheiro<br />

shares how to wear<br />

and sew<br />

PLUS…<br />

The latest sewing<br />

pattern releases<br />

Styles to sew for<br />

this season<br />

Five tools that you<br />

didn’t know you needed<br />

for dressmaking<br />

Hantex is now distributing Albstoffe organic<br />

fabrics and trimmings (pictured here)<br />

www.modernsewingstartshere.co.uk<br />

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WIN WIN WIN!<br />

Editor’s Letter<br />

Hello<br />

There are lots of innovative new products to the market so for this edition it’s been<br />

difficult to choose, as there are so many great ones we could have mentioned. This time we<br />

discuss the print-on-print trend, 5 exciting new products that dressmakers will want to have in<br />

their sewing room and share a few questions that you should ask yourself to make choosing<br />

the right wadding easier. We’re also delighted to catch up with Maureen Cracknell, one of Art<br />

Gallery Fabrics’ designers.<br />

Happy sewing!<br />

Hantex<br />

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News update.........….<br />

Made with love, sustainability<br />

and perfection<br />

We’re delighted to share that<br />

Hantex is now the distributor in<br />

the UK and Eire for Albstoffe’s<br />

beautiful jacquard and jersey<br />

fabric with designs from<br />

Hamburger Liebe, as well as the<br />

co-ordinating Knit Knit and Big<br />

Knit Jacquards in the Wanderlust<br />

collection for spring/summer<br />

2019. You can also buy the perfectly matched Cuff<br />

ME, Stripe ME and Cord ME trimmings. All are<br />

produced in Germany using the highest quality<br />

GOTS organic fabrics<br />

To find out more about these designs – click here<br />

Row for the Ocean update<br />

Just 43 days after leaving<br />

the Canary Islands, the Row<br />

For The Ocean transatlantic<br />

rowing team arrived in<br />

Antigua. Hantex sponsored<br />

them as part of the Sew For The Ocean campaign to<br />

improve the environmental credentials of products<br />

used in the sewing industry.<br />

Not only was it an amazing time, they were the<br />

first female team to arrive! Money raised during their<br />

crossing will go to SAS.org who campaign for plastic<br />

free communities and cleaner oceans.<br />

Hantex is rapidly expanding the range of organic<br />

and Oeko-Tex certified fabrics, as well as introducing<br />

new products such as organic sewing threads, all with<br />

the longer-term aim of making sewing sustainable.<br />

1<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

For a chance to win one of 10<br />

It’s Sew Emma Stash n Stores,<br />

mentioned on page 7. It’s the<br />

perfect for storing the tools<br />

you need to get to quickly.<br />

Closing date is<br />

30th April 2019.<br />

Click here to enter<br />

Five new fabric collections<br />

coming your way!<br />


Featuring candid flamingos<br />

and seashore-infused<br />

motifs celebrating coastal<br />

lifestyle in shades of coral,<br />

aquamarine and lemon<br />

yellow – click here<br />


Go for bold colour<br />

with 100% premium<br />

cotton in sumptuous<br />

colours – click here<br />


A new lightweight<br />

denim collection<br />

that’s perfect for<br />

making clothes –<br />

click here<br />



Make a<br />

splash with<br />

the coolest<br />

waterproof<br />

prints –<br />

click here


The Lugu collection is designed by Jessica Swift,<br />

and is inspired by her love of nature, and affinity<br />

for the mystical. It tells the story of owls, moths,<br />

and crown-wearing deer meandering under the<br />

sky, and through flowers and branches.<br />

Dawn and dusk define the colours in this bright<br />

yet mysterious woodland world. The range<br />

features cottons, knits and rayons.<br />

To view this Art Gallery Fabrics collection –<br />

click here<br />

Focus on<br />


Feast your eyes on the latest<br />

fabrics for spring sewing<br />


Corduroy and needlecord fell out of fashion but now it’s back<br />

on the must-sew list. Say goodbye to the old-fashioned image<br />

of this chunky durable fabric, and look forward to new<br />

vibrant colours. This ridged-classic fabric now comes in lots of<br />

exciting colours, and is perfect for making jeans, dungarees,<br />

pinafores, skirts, blazers, and bags too. The fabric’s mix of<br />

cotton and elastane makes it hardwearing yet really soft.<br />

To take a closer look at this range from Modelo fabrics –<br />

click here<br />

GO WILD!<br />

Reminiscent of a safari trip through the jungle, the Wild<br />

fabric collection offers a bold and whimsical take on the<br />

designer’s favourite untamed creatures and flora. Leah<br />

Duncan features tigers, elephants, zebra and lions and<br />

cranes to her signatures pieces of nature and geometric<br />

prints in vibrant colours. The collection is made from 100%<br />

organic quilters weight cotton, and includes barkcloth.<br />

To see more of this Cloud9 fabric collection – click here<br />


This Oeko-Tex heathered knitted jersey<br />

is an excellent quality fabric for making<br />

tops, skirts, dresses and giving depth<br />

to any garment. It’s made up of 80%<br />

cotton, 15% polyester and 5% lycra,<br />

which gives it a wonderful stretch.<br />

To see more of this Modelo range –<br />

click here



Another Cloud9 new release is the Field & Sky range<br />

made from 100% organic sateen cotton. This will add<br />

a lovely sheen to your dressmaking and other sewing<br />

projects. The collection designed by Yao Cheng features<br />

beautiful floral designs mixed with abstracts in the same<br />

colour palette of greens and blues with subtle warm<br />

orange and pink tones that will remind you of nature.<br />

To check out more of this collection – click here<br />

Modelo Fabrics has just launched a beautiful range of organic<br />

beach jersey with summery seaside prints including waves,<br />

shells, sealife and seahorses. With its very subtle colour<br />

palette, it’s perfect for warmer weather makes such as dresses<br />

and tops for all the family.<br />

To view the full range – click here<br />


Festival is the latest 100% organic cotton collection<br />

and showcases stunning designs of exotic animals,<br />

fruit and flowers by designer, Jennifer Moore.<br />

The fabric company started out from Jennifer’s<br />

desire to bring more sustainable alternatives to the<br />

fabric marketplace, and has been growing steadily.<br />

To view this fabric range from Monaluna – click here<br />

T-shirt illustrations are from the popular Lark Tee sewing pattern from Grainline

Pattern Play<br />

Wearing print-on-print based on a set colour scheme<br />

can actually work. Brazilian-born sewing blogger,<br />

Rachel Pinheiro, shares how she made it work on the<br />

Ulysses Trench Coat from Victory Patterns<br />

THE TREND:<br />


Accordingly to Vogue magazine, “Prints should be worn all-over, clashed merrily<br />

and madly with little concern for what goes with what”. I love mixing and matching<br />

patterns, colours, and prints in my handmade outfits – it’s fun and liberating to wear<br />

beautiful fabrics all at once. Putting different prints together can be intimidating,<br />

but with these tips, you’ll get it in no time at all.<br />

Picking fabrics<br />

Choose the same fabric types<br />

as they will behave as one. The<br />

rayon I used was a delight to sew.<br />

Make sure the prints have a<br />

unifying element such as fabric<br />

colour, print style, density or<br />

scale. They can be the same,<br />

opposite or complementary.<br />

Play with size and density of<br />

pattern. Match big and bold<br />

prints with smaller and subtler<br />

designs.<br />

A fail-safe way to start is with<br />

bolder prints and pick out just<br />

one colour from its pattern.<br />

For the second print, opt<br />

for a more delicate design that<br />

utilises just that one shade.<br />

Eye-catching prints in vivid<br />

colours will make the boldest<br />

of outfits.<br />

A plan of action<br />

There are a few ways to apply this trend:<br />

Pick a sewing pattern that allows the<br />

use of different fabrics on areas such as<br />

yokes and seams.<br />

Hack a pattern to create extra seams.<br />

Patchwork your fabric first and then<br />

cut the sewing pattern out.<br />

Project thoughts<br />

I opted to make the Ulysses Trench Coat<br />

from Victory Patterns as I felt the<br />

relaxed nature of this sewing pattern<br />

would work with my concept of<br />

creating a patchwork textile print. I<br />

tested a few ideas on how to maximise<br />

the impact and scale of mixing the<br />

prints by experimenting with different<br />

sizes of stripes and geometric shapes.<br />

By creating an uneven spontaneous design – this would suit my vision best, as<br />

I want people to see the different fabrics as one digital print.<br />

Construction wise, I wanted the inside to be neat as the outside but didn’t<br />

wnat to lined it fully so I used a combination of seam finishes such as French<br />

and Flat Felled.<br />

The fabric I chose came from the Heritage<br />

Collection by Art Gallery Fabrics, which has been<br />

designed by pattern designer, April Rhodes<br />

(Treasured Kermes and Mountain Mirror in rayon).<br />

To view the Heritage fabric collection – click here<br />

To find out more about the Ulysses Trench Coat<br />

from Victory Patterns – click here

<strong>Sewing</strong> made<br />

simpler!<br />

Julie Bonnar shares 5 items for sewing that you didn’t know you needed!<br />

Finding tools that make<br />

sewing easier is a must for me.<br />

<strong>Here</strong> I’ve shared five items –<br />

some new and some not so<br />

new that I know you won’t<br />

want to be without!<br />

Sew while the iron’s hot<br />

1<br />

Pressing is a key part<br />

of sewing and this<br />

minty green mat is<br />

such a useful item. Sew Hot<br />

Iron Rest from It’s Sew Emma<br />

provides a place where you<br />

can rest your iron face down<br />

in between pressing seams –<br />

saving time and avoiding any<br />

chance of the iron tipping<br />

over. The heavy-duty silicone<br />

surface is a really good size,<br />

and fits most irons and can<br />

withstand up to 260°C. You’ll<br />

want to leave it out as it has<br />

an inspirational message and<br />

a pretty moulded pattern!<br />

Find out more – click here<br />

TIP: Sit it by the side<br />

of your sewing machine<br />

for smaller sewing<br />

projects so you don’t<br />

have to keep going to the<br />

ironing board.<br />

Sew magnetism<br />

2<br />

This multipurpose<br />

organiser is<br />

worth its weight in gold<br />

and features a bobbin<br />

ring with magnetic<br />

pincushion in the<br />

middle. I’m a fan of<br />

magnetic pincushions<br />

but this one has a few<br />

little extras – it holds the pins across the middle recess<br />

allowing you to grab and pick up your pins easily and<br />

also has a hidden area underneath to store your pins.<br />

The bobbin ring is made of flexible plastic, will take<br />

30 bobbins, and has non-slip feet to help it stay put<br />

on any surface.<br />

To view this Prym product – click here<br />

Get a grip!<br />

3<br />

The Oh Sew Stash n<br />

Store is the perfect<br />

little device to keep<br />

your sewing notions within<br />

arms reach and ready to<br />

sew! It will store all those<br />

marking tools, scissors and<br />

items within an easy-to-grab<br />

position. The silicone pockets<br />

are smooth and provide a<br />

sturdy grip. It’s very easy<br />

to keep clean and there<br />

are six pretty colours to<br />

choose from.<br />

To view all storage ideas –<br />

click here<br />

Within easy grasp<br />

4<br />

I’ve just been<br />

introduced to<br />

these wonderful<br />

easy grasp pins from<br />

Prym. They have a long,<br />

concave handle made of<br />

plum-coloured plastic,<br />

which is easy to pick up,<br />

easy to see, and easy<br />

to place on fabric. The<br />

pin has a fine tip, which<br />

penetrates any fabric<br />

type and is kind on the<br />

fibres too.<br />

To find out more –<br />

click here<br />

On your marks<br />

5<br />

Use this ergonomic<br />

chalk wheel stick<br />

much like you do a<br />

rotary cutter. It’s really easy to<br />

grip as it has a recess for your<br />

index or middle finger to rest<br />

helping you to keep the right<br />

pressure on to release a good<br />

amount of chalk to mark your<br />

project. You can also buy<br />

refills for it.<br />

To view this handy marking<br />

tool from Prym – click here

A sewing<br />

revelation<br />

Maureen Cracknell talks about how she discovered sewing and why she loves<br />

designing fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics<br />

1<br />

How did you get<br />

into sewing?<br />

While I was pregnant with my<br />

daughter, I became obsessed<br />

with knitting. I always had a<br />

pair of needles and a project<br />

in my hands those days. My<br />

husband decided that since<br />

I loved knitting that perhaps<br />

I’d love sewing just as much,<br />

and so he surprised me with<br />

a fancy sewing machine for<br />

our fifth wedding anniversary.<br />

It took a couple of years<br />

after that for me to actually<br />

use it, and it wasn’t until<br />

was shopping online that<br />

I discovered the beautiful,<br />

modern fabric collections<br />

that were available for home<br />

sewers. I bought a bundle<br />

and set up my machine<br />

and started sewing with the<br />

help of all the tutorials that<br />

were available online. After<br />

years of clicking away on<br />

the needles and all the time<br />

it took to finish a knitting<br />

project, I was amazed that I<br />

was able to start and finish a<br />

project in one short sewing<br />

session. I was hooked!<br />

2<br />

When did you start<br />

creating designs<br />

for fabric?<br />

Not long after I started<br />

sewing, I discovered Art<br />

Gallery Fabrics (AGF). and<br />

fell in love with its colourful,<br />

unique designs and the feel<br />

of the luxury Pima cotton.<br />

Through using Pat Bravo’s<br />

fabrics in many of my sewing<br />

projects and sharing them<br />

on my blog – Maureen<br />

Cracknell Handmade – Pat<br />

and I began corresponding<br />

and immediately became<br />

friends. We’d occasionally<br />

collaborate on her Quilt<br />

Market projects and co-host

fabric giveaway’s on my blog.<br />

I had shared some of my<br />

artwork on my blog, Pat saw<br />

and a conversation started<br />

about the possibility of me<br />

designing for AGF. I had so<br />

much to learn, and with Pat<br />

as my mentor, I became one<br />

of AGF’s Limited <strong>Edition</strong><br />

designers in 2014. Four<br />

years after I began sewing, I<br />

rhad eleased my first fabric<br />

collection, Wild & Free. It was<br />

a dream come true for me!<br />

3<br />

What inspires<br />

your designs when<br />

creating a new collection<br />

of fabrics?<br />

Each of my collections has<br />

a story inspired by my life –<br />

where I live, the loss of my<br />

father, walking my dog Penny<br />

late at night, in remembrance<br />

of a dear friend, things I<br />

collect, and trips I’ve taken.<br />

Each collection is very<br />

meaningful to me!<br />

4<br />

How do you select<br />

colours for each<br />

collections?<br />

The collections themselves<br />

inspire the colour palettes<br />

that I choose. Some<br />

collections, like Sun Kissed<br />

for example, need to be<br />

bright and cheery. While<br />

others like Nightfall and<br />

Mystical Land require moody<br />

soft colours.<br />

5<br />

How many fabric<br />

collections have<br />

you designed so far, and<br />

are there any new one in<br />

the pipeline for AGF?<br />

Mystical Land is due out<br />

soon and is my 10th fabric<br />

collection for AGF. And yes,<br />

there are always new ones in<br />

the pipeline. I love designing<br />

and hope to do this for as<br />

long as I’m able to!<br />

6<br />

When is the new<br />

Mystical Land<br />

collection available and<br />

what sort of things do<br />

you see sewers wanting<br />

to make with it?<br />

Mystical Land ships to UK<br />

stores in May and I can’t wait!<br />

For this collection, I’m most<br />

excited about the quilts that<br />

it will inspire. All 20 quilting<br />

cottons go together so<br />

effortlessly, and the magical<br />

night-time theme of the<br />

prints cry out for making cosy<br />

pillows and bed quilts that<br />

are perfect for dreaming!<br />

Don’t forget there is also<br />

three amazing knits and<br />

one rayon within this<br />

collection that are perfect for<br />

dressmaking projects.<br />

To view all Art Gallery<br />

Fabrics collections from<br />

Maureen Cracknell –<br />

click here

The wonders of<br />


Waddings are at the heart of every quilting project. Trudi Wood, patchwork<br />

and quilting tutor explains where to start when it comes to choosing it for<br />

your next project<br />

with big stitches, or machine<br />

quilted? Are you going to be<br />

using a domestic machine<br />

or by sending it out to a<br />

longarmer. A wool wadding<br />

is easiest to hand quilt and<br />

the thickest. Bamboo is the<br />

lightest and has a slightly<br />

better drape.<br />

With such a vast array of<br />

wadding (also known as<br />

batting) to choose from –<br />

how do you know where to<br />

start? Do you want cotton,<br />

polyester, wool, soy, bamboo<br />

or a mix? Do you need with<br />

or without scrim, eco-friendly<br />

or fusible – the list goes on.<br />

As a long-arm quilter, I’m<br />

often asked these questions.<br />

So I always start by asking<br />

myself a few questions about<br />

the project I’m sewing.<br />

This can identify or<br />

eliminate certain waddings<br />

to start with:<br />

Is it for a potholder, table<br />

runner (or oven gloves),<br />

which will hold hot dishes?<br />

Immediately, I know to look<br />

at thermal wadding that<br />

will protect my hands and<br />

furniture for these projects.<br />

Legacy Insul-Fleece is perfect<br />

for these types of projects.<br />

Having an aluminised scrim,<br />

it protects and holds heat, as<br />

well as keeping things cool<br />

“We are all different as is each project,<br />

and it’s definitely not a one size fits all when<br />

so works for lunch bags or<br />

bottle holders too.<br />

Is it a quilt for a special<br />

occasion? Does the project<br />

warrant something special<br />

like wool (or silk) wadding<br />

such as Legacy 100% Wool,<br />

which is perfect for vintage<br />

and antique-inspired quilts?<br />

The thermal qualities of wool<br />

are fabulous given they’re<br />

also so lightweight. They<br />

breath naturally yet insulate<br />

better than other waddings.<br />

If like me, it’s not how much<br />

insulation there is but<br />

purely the weight involved<br />

you might like a heavier<br />

weight wadding like cotton<br />

or a bamboo.<br />

Who is it for?<br />

If it’s for a quilt – is it for an<br />

adult (are they quilt worthy)<br />

it comes to wadding!”<br />

or a child or baby? If the<br />

quilt is for children, I would<br />

recommend using a wadding<br />

that is made completely<br />

of natural fibres as it is<br />

recommended that only<br />

natural fillings should be used<br />

for babies.<br />

What type of quilting are<br />

you planning to do?<br />

Will the project be hand<br />

quilted either traditionally or<br />

What sort of loft do<br />

you want?<br />

Loft is how much bounciness<br />

there is in the wadding –<br />

low loft means a thinner<br />

quilt while high loft means<br />

a thicker one. Wool and<br />

polyester add loft, where as<br />

cotton or bamboo have a<br />

flatter look to them. It may<br />

depend on your style of<br />

quilting, and just how much<br />

you want to be able to see it.<br />

Products mentioned:<br />

Legacy from Pellon<br />

Insul-Fleece – click here<br />

Legacy 100% Wool<br />

– click here<br />

Use the Hantex wadding selector to find the right wadding for your project – click here

Trendsetter<br />

We look at two everyday fabrics, which have had<br />

a bit of a makeover – denim and sweatshirting<br />

1 2<br />

Sassy sweatshirts<br />

Originally designed<br />

for sport, the humble<br />

sweatshirt is now a<br />

stylish staple<br />

in our wardrobes.<br />

However when it<br />

comes to fabric, the<br />

quality of sweatshirt fabric<br />

can vary. Hantex has a<br />

comprehensive selection<br />

with a real emphasis on<br />

quality and wide range of<br />

colours to choose from.<br />

Opt to make<br />

sweatshirt in a<br />

plain colour and<br />

personalise it with a<br />

logo like this one from Jalie Patterns<br />

– this is a hot trend this season.<br />

Sweatshirt<br />

pattern from<br />

Jalie Patterns –<br />

click here<br />

Jarrah Top from<br />

Megan Nielsen<br />

– click here<br />

Use them together to create<br />

cool colour blocking designs<br />

Cool colours for denim<br />

On the High Street, there’s been an explosion of<br />

coloured denim in soft shades from light pink jeans to<br />

coral jackets all waiting for warmer weather!<br />

This typically American fabric has been re-invented<br />

once more, and you can ‘Feel the Difference’ with Art<br />

Gallery Fabrics’ Denim Studio series 2 featuring new<br />

100% premium cotton substrates.<br />

With an array of prints, crosshatch designs and<br />

on-trend pastel colours – these are ideal for making<br />

garments, quilting, accessories, and home décor to<br />

brighten up the home.<br />

To view the complete denim collection from Art<br />

Gallery Fabrics – click here<br />

Modelo’s<br />

French Terry<br />

– click here<br />

Or add a patterned sweatshirt fabric shown here on the<br />

Jarrah Sweater sewing pattern from Megan Nielsen.<br />

Modelo Fabrics has a super selection of organic<br />

brushed back French terry, which is excellent quality<br />

fabric, and combines the wearable, softness of jersey<br />

with the everyday practicality of a sweat! There’s a hint<br />

of lycra, which helps this fabric retain its shape<br />

and lasts longer.

Pick of the<br />


New sewing pattern releases that will<br />

become wardrobe essentials<br />

Shapely silhouette<br />

The Ellis Skirt is designed for stretch<br />

woven fabrics, and comes in two<br />

styles – an iconic denim straight skirt<br />

and a sleek mini-skirt with topstitched<br />

pockets. In order to help curvy sewers<br />

get the best fit, Cashmerette has<br />

included two pelvis fits for apple and<br />

pear body shapes, as well as shaped<br />

seaming and back darts.<br />

To view this pattern– click here<br />

3 new pattern releases<br />

The Joan Trousers are treggings – a mix of trouser style with the comfort of knit fabric<br />

leggings and the Adrienne Blouse is a stylish knit top with billowy statement gathered<br />

sleeves and features a slightly cropped length where the hem hits just below your belly<br />

button. As you can see these patterns look great worn together.<br />

The Hughes Dress features slimming princess seams, sleeves that gather at the cap,<br />

and a gorgeous scoop neckline. The pattern comes with options to make as a peplum<br />

top, above-the-knee length dress or midi dress making it versatile for everyday.<br />

To view this pattern and others from the Friday Pattern Company – click here<br />

A staple piece for your wardrobe<br />

The Jasika Blazer is a tailored jacket with a semi-fitted shape that will never go out of<br />

style. With just the right amount of polish and detail, Jasika is a wardrobe workhorse.<br />

The pattern uses modern speed tailoring methods, fusible interfacings and minimal<br />

hand sewing to make it accessible for everyone. Fun features include a classic notched<br />

collar, shoulder pads, welt pockets and pocket flaps, gorgeous two-piece sleeves and<br />

elbow patches.<br />

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3 styles that you will want to sew this season<br />

1THE WRAP<br />

The wrap dress is as<br />

popular this year as<br />

it was last. It’s a style<br />

that flatters all body<br />

shapes and a garment in your<br />

wardrobe that you can rely<br />

on. The Eve wrap dress from<br />

Sew Over It is a versatile wrap<br />

dress with endless potential<br />

and has two completely<br />

different variations in one<br />

pattern. Whether you go<br />

boho romantic for summer<br />

garden parties or sleek and<br />

elegant for everyday – this dress pattern is a must-make.<br />

To view this pattern from Sew Over It – click here<br />

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An asymmetrical<br />

hemline will give a<br />

garment an edgy twist,<br />

and it needn’t be in<br />

the form of a typical<br />

high-low hem. Hems<br />

that hang low in all<br />

directions can draw<br />

your eye. The Floreat<br />

from Megan Nielsen<br />

can be made into a<br />

dress or blouse from<br />

both woven and knit<br />

fabrics. The pattern<br />

features clean lines,<br />

inseam pockets, as well<br />

as multiple sleeve and<br />

hem lengths.<br />

To view this pattern<br />

from Megan Nielsen –<br />

click here<br />

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Another garment that’s<br />

standing the test of time is the<br />

jumpsuit. This popular all-in-one<br />

alternative, we’re seeing this<br />

season with boilersuit styling<br />

including pockets and front<br />

buttoning. The Yari jumpsuit<br />

is a loose-fit jumpsuit with<br />

four views, which all have<br />

angled patch pockets set into<br />

princess seams, a V-neckline<br />

and a front button closure with<br />

sleeve options.<br />

To view this pattern from<br />

True Bias – click here

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