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What Is? Contour Dart

Today’s What Is? video has launched on YouTube. Learn and understand the sewing term ‘Contour Dart’. A contour dart can also be known as a doubl...

How To: Sew a French Dart

Learn tips and techniques for sewing a French dart and/or cutaway dart in today’s YouTube tutorial. In this tutorial Aneka shares how to sew a dart,...

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Measure Your Bust Apex

Learn how to take measurements to your bust apex and mark these details onto a dressmaking pattern. This will allow you to move the bust apex to the p...

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What Is? French Dart

Understand the term French Dart in this week’s What Is tutorial. Learn what they look like and where you would find a French Dart on a garment....

How To: Find Bust Apex

Learn how to find a bust apex on a dressmaking pattern that doesn’t have one. This tutorial will show you how to work with a bodice that has a singl...

What Is? Bust Apex

In this weeks What Is? tutorial I cover the term Bust Apex | Bust Point. A simple but required term for future tutorials that I will be filming: Full ...

Draft a Cut-Away Dart

Learn how to reduce dart bulk and create professional looking darts in this week’s pattern cutting tutorial. In this short video we share tips for c...

Finish Outside Edge of Facing

Learn some tips for finishing the outside edge of a facing in our newest tutorial! Aneka share’s her expert tips for finishing the outside edge of a...

How To: Draft a Facing

Learn how to draft a facing for your favourite necklines. Whether you have amended the neckline of a pattern or want to change the construction techni...

How To: True | Truing Sleeves

Learn more about truing and understand how to true your sleeve pattern pieces to match the garment pattern pieces. How to accurately measure curves an...

How To: True | Truing Seams

Learn how to true your seams. Seams need to be trued after you have made any amendments to a pattern, be it an already existing pattern or a block/slo...

How To: True | Truing a Dart

If you make any changes to an already existing pattern, or draft your own pattern from scratch you should true the darts to make sure that the gar...