2 Reasons Why You HAVE to Get a Serger| Beginner Basics Tuesday

Howdy! Welcome Back ๐Ÿ™‚ Today is Principle Day… Wait… That just doesn’t sound that great. Principle sounds cold like a dictionary ๐Ÿ™ Let me change that to Beginner Basics for now! I like the sound of that better… And it explains what type of info I’ll be sharing at a glance! Anywho– Yesterday I promised…

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“My Used Brother Machine is Missing a Piece!” | Q&A Monday

Hey You! It’s time for another Q&A Monday! So today’s question comes from a Youtuber named Gina Wallrich who encountered a problem with her sewing machine! This is what she said: “I just bought a used brother ls2125i ,and found out the piece that holds the bobbin in place is not here! Can any bobbin…

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How to Use the Easy Slash and Spread Technique on Your Patterns | Principles Thursday

Hey You! Okie Dokie, so yesterday we talked about sleeves, specifically the exaggerated bishop sleeve. And I told you it’s really easy to do as long as you have a sleeve pattern to practice on and you understand how to do the slash and spread technique (also works with pivoting technique, if you prefer that…

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A Very Dramatic, Very Romantic and Very Beautiful Sleeve | Q&A Wednesday

Hi there! It’s time for another Q&A Wednesday! Yesterday I promised I would share a question about sleeves. Today’s question comes from a nice lady named San Harvey that’s on my facebook page! San Harvey says, “Hello Julius I need help help.. Help with drafting this sleeve for my blouse” And she sent me a…

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Have You Ever Wanted to Know How to Make a Dress Shirt Collar? | Principles Tuesday

Hi there! Welcome to another Principles Tuesday where I’ll be going over something foundational in your Design knowledge! Today we’re going to be talking about Collars! Collars come in all shapes & sizes, and along with the neckline they help to frame the face and emphasive/compliment your jawline. If you want to get started making…

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Why Dressforms Don’t Have Arms and Legs | Q&A Monday

Hey HEy HEY! Welcome back to another week of sewing and Patternmaking tips. It’s me, Chris, and today is another Q&A Monday! So this quesion comes from an awesome Newsletter Subscriber named Katherine about the Dress Forms conversations we had in last week’s emails. She says: “Thank you Chris for all your tips. I have…

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You can learn about all of the pleats! | Principles Thursday

Hey there! It’s Thursday! And yesterday I said I would go into talking about pleats a little more… Pleats are folds in the fabric used for design detail. They come in many different shapes and sizes, some even lean more towards gathers, which are basically just like a disorganized form of little pleats. You could…

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“Is that a box pleat?” | Q&A Wednesday

Hey there! It’s Q&A Wednesday! So the last 2 days we were talking about your dressform and where to get it (and different price points). Then we talked about different “landmarks” and locations on the form so you’ll know what they’re called. Today we’re gonna switch gears and talk about pleats for just a brief…

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7 Critical Dressform Landmarks to Know | Principles

Hey Suga! lol I just wanted to try that out for a second with you since I say it in my everyday life with the people I see on the regular ๐Ÿ™‚ Anywho, so today is Tuesday, a principles day! So after our discussion on yesterday about dressforms, I said today we would continue on…

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“Wish there was a dress form for a person my size…” | Q&A

Hey! It’s a new week and welcome to my newsletter if you’re new. It’s monday and that means it’s a Q&A kind of day! lol So sometimes instead of an actual question, I’ll look at one of the responses from the little subscription questionaire. Today we’ll look at a response from a subscriber named rngmetobo2012…

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