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An exercise in luxury | sewing with Tencel Denim

Posted by Rosey Huf on

An exercise in luxury | sewing with Tencel Denim

Tencel Denim is soft, drapes beautifully and is surprisingly light-weight. Knowing in advance how these properties affect decisions in the garment construction process will help ensure a pleasurable sewing experience. 

This post uses the Palisade pants from Papercut Patterns as a test case to highlight the special properties of Tencel Denim, with tips for working with the fabric in the areas of; pattern testing, cutting, prepping (stablising), construction, and finishing. 

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Men's zippered hoodie jacket in maroon sweater knit and ribbing

Posted by Beata Khaidurova on

Men's zippered hoodie jacket in maroon sweater knit and ribbing

This post is written by Beata Khaidurova. Despite the fact that I sew almost exclusively for myself, on some special occasions I do sew garments for the more special people in my life. This year I offered to sew my partner a casual hooded jacket for his birthday, and this was the result, which he has worn almost every day since. I am calling that a win! The jacket wasn't to be a surprise, so I was able to work with him to choose the pattern and fabric. The pattern is from an old issue of Burda magazine from October 2008...

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Roscoe top in cotton crepe

Posted by Robyn Borley on

Roscoe top in cotton crepe

Sometimes I feel like there's a bit of pressure to keep up with all the latest pattern releases, to make the latest and greatest item that is doing the rounds on Instagram, even if it's not really your thing.  Maybe that's just me?  One of my goals for 2019 was to make better use of my extensive pattern stash.  When I saw the beautiful Atelier Brunette cotton crepe I thought it was the perfect match for the True Bias Roscoe blouse. I haven't used cotton crepe before, but like all the other Atelier Brunette fabrics, I thought it was absolutely lovely. ...

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Spring Rushcutter Dress in Tencel Twill

Posted by Renee Stokes on

Spring Rushcutter Dress in Tencel Twill

Hi everyone, I’m back for another guest post and to join the growing number of sewists and sewing bloggers going crazy over Tencel twill! I followed a link in one of MaaiDesign’s newsletters to a Pinterest board called Sewing Patterns for Tencel Twill and got all inspired by the lovely draping dresses that I saw there. The Rushcutter dress by In The Folds is my kind of dress and I’m so happy with the fabric choice! I had already made the long-sleeved view A winter version of the Rushcutter out of denim and loved it, so wanted to try a summery...

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A Monochrome Spot Swirl Quilted Tamarack

Posted by Katie Freeland on

A Monochrome Spot Swirl Quilted Tamarack

What do you get when you mix double gauze, batting, flannel, gold spots, pattern mathematics genius and the Tamarack pattern...?

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