Altering the Easy Pleated Skirt pattern. How to increase or decrease the waistline: Part 4

This is our fourth part of the easy pleated sew along and contains the key to making a beautiful looking skirt. Today we are talking about how to alter your pattern to increase or decrease the waist of the pleated skirt to suit your own measurements.  This tutorial isn’t about … Continue reading

How to make a bell sleeve top, a pattern transformation made easy

bell sleeve top

The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design.  It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading

Tropical Wrap Dress maxi dress pattern hack

Oh wow, on my summer sewing list for sure. Free pattern and tutorial on how to make this tropical wrap maxi dress pattern.

The most downloaded pattern from So Sew Easy is the Wrap Dress. It came second in the Craftsy best pattern award for 2014 and at the time of writing has been downloaded more than 52,000 times!  If I had a dollar for each one….. 😉 So when I wanted to … Continue reading