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I post links to my own tutorials here. It is a work in progress: not all tutorials are listed yet. Also there are still a few tutorials I would like to write, but haven't found time for yet.

Making a bra - step by step
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Construction of bra - Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Sleeve slit - blouse

Sleeve vent - method 1

Sleeve vent - method 2

Bagging a lining: where the lining meets the facing

Cutting a shirt collar in one pattern piece

Bra with partial scallop band


  1. I see You first time today.Thanks for ameizing tutorial.Kiss from Serbia

  2. One of the oldest of the textile arts is sewing.

  3. Seeing your blog for the first time also. Love the dot silk blouse; sewn for many years here but latest adventure with copying an old Chanel tank shell I have - sewing with silk charmeuse - has me completely flustered with the slip and slide of the fabric - tried using a bit of tissue and different stabilizers in order to add a small bias facing on the neckline and armholes - you are using starch? Care to share the type and application process you are using before I venture off to ruining another piece of this fabric - Thanks for your detailed posts and pics - beautiful work! Ginger L


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Lining a vest

In this post I'll describe how to line a vest. This description is based on the technique that is described in a Burda sewing book I have (in Dutch).

For your information: here you can find this description in a PDF-file.

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The back of the lining is cut 3-4 centimeters from the fold of the fabric. This gives moving space and prevents your outer fabric from pulling.

Sew the center back seam partially: 5 centimeters on the top, and a few centimetres in the waist and on the bottom.

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Clip all round seams, grade seams if your fabric is thick.

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