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I am compiling a list of tutorials that have helped me improve my dressmaking skills.

I hope you’ll enjoy sewing as much as I do. 🙂

Skirts

How to draft a skirt pattern

How to sew a waist band to your skirt– simple method

How to sew a waist band to your skirt with a tailored finish

How to install an invisible zipper

How to perfectly align an invisible zipper with the waistband– simple method

How to attach an invisible sipper with a tailored finish

How to attach lining to your skirt

How to draft and sew a maxi skirt

How to sew a gathered full skirt

How to sew an elastic waist skirt

How to gather fabric

How to sew knife pleats

How to sew lining to a skirt vent

How to sew a lace skirt

How to line a back pleat vent

How to sew a no-flip elastic waistband

How to sew a shaped waistband

How to sew a back slit on a pencil skirt

 

Seam and Hem Finishing

How to make bias binding

How to sew an easy rolled hem with a machine

How to sew a rolled hem by hand

How to sew a flat felled seam

How to hand stitch a hem- 5 ways

How to draft facings

How to understitch a facing

How to sew lace fabric seamlessly

How to hem using mittered corners

How to sew a Hong Kong seam finish

How to finish guipure neckline edge

How to clean finish a lined armhole on a bodice with no centre back seam

How to make DIY bias tape

How to sew a cuffed hem

Hong Kong finish with underlining

How to make bias tape

 

Bodice

How to draft a bodice pattern

How to modify a basic bodice into a yoke

How to draft a yoke

How to sew a quick corset form

How to sew Iro and Buba

How to hand pick a zipper on a dress

How to move bust darts on the bodice pattern

How to sew a boned bodice

 

Jackets

How to sew an easy kimono jacket- Free hand

How to sew a drapy kimono- Free hand

 

Necklines

How to draft boat neckline and v-neckline

How to finish the neckline edge with bias binding

How to sew bias binding on the neckline edge- couture technique

 

Sleeves

How to draft a kimono sleeve pattern

How to draft a two piece sleeve from a one piece sloper

How to create origami raglan sleeves

 

Hand stitches

How to sew a slip stitch

How to handsew historial garments

How to use hand stitches for home sewing projects

 

Sewing with Lace fabric

How to sew invisible seams on lace

How to add a lace overlay

How to sew guipure lace

 

Trousers

How to draft a basic trouser pattern

How to sew a fly front zipper

How to take measurements for pants

 

Zippers, Buttons and Fasteners

How to hand pick a zipper

How to sew an exposed zipper

 

Bridal and evening wear sewing

Making a wedding dress from scratch

Bridal bustier bodice

Making a wedding gown

Corset making tutorials

Marfy patterns wedding dress sewing

Adding a lace overlay to a strapless dress

Corset crafting tips

 

Pockets

Adding in-seam pockets to a garment

 

Male Clothing

How to draft a male shirt pattern block

Sign

 

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