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    Western Yoke Mod Tutorial

    After many requests for a tutorial on how I added western details to the Archer shirt pattern (like I did on this shirt: here), I decided to do my best to walk you through…

    September 1, 2014
  • easyshirthemsbiastape
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    How to Sew a Shirt Hem with Bias Tape

    I have a new tutorial on the Craftsy blog that I wanted to share here as well in case you missed it. As I mentioned previously, this is my new favorite method for hemming…

    August 4, 2014
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    Quick Tips for Assembling PDF Patterns

    For Archer Appreciation Month, I decided to share a few tips that make it easier to put together print-at-home PDF sewing patterns. There are many advantages to using PDF patterns: they’re instant (for all…

    December 12, 2013
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    How to Sew a 1940s Collar

    Many seamstresses shy away from sewing collared shirts and dresses because the instructions can be pretty daunting to look at on paper. The good thing about 1940’s collars, like the one on this DuBarry…

    November 25, 2013
  • pockets6
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    Guest Post: Tasha’s Fancy Pockets!

    Hi everyone, I’m Tasha from By gum, by golly! I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Rochelle while she’s on her WWII reenactment adventure. I thought I’d talk about a little project I did…

    January 22, 2013
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    A Super Easy Way to Trace and Sew Darts

    I previously shared some tips on my method for darts (here and here), but I wanted to repost it so it’s easier to refer back to! Darts are really essential for a great fitting…

    October 9, 2012