One or Two inches down from Waist: Side seam pocket placement formula

There. The title of this post is saying all I need to say. But you know me. I have more words to write. Header photo credit: Valentino, Fall 2021. Vogue Runway website. Remember the formula for patch pocket placement on a top or jacket – the one I wrote sometime in the before times? That… Read More One or Two inches down from Waist: Side seam pocket placement formula

What’s the Best Way to Attach Shirt Collar/Band Unit to the Neckline?

It tends to be subjective. The answer depends on who you ask and what you read. Just how many ways are there to actually put the shirt neckline and the collar/collarband combo together? I counted four. I’m breaking it down in this post with the assumption that the collar and collar-band have already been sewn… Read More What’s the Best Way to Attach Shirt Collar/Band Unit to the Neckline?

Tailor’s Tacks, A Basic Sewing Concept for Marking Fabric

Well, maybe not that basic, but worth learning – or at least having some knowledge about. I’ve come a long way from my former eye-roll response to the esteemed tailor’s tack.  I’ve learned not to knock this very traditional technique of transferring pattern markings to the fabric.  It’s so old school, that here is a… Read More Tailor’s Tacks, A Basic Sewing Concept for Marking Fabric