How to Interface Fabric and Facing/Lining Video Available | Principles

Hey! If you’re subscribed to my Youtube channel, you might’ve gotten an alert that I made a video to go along with the email I sent out on Tuesday about the Simplest Way to Create a Facing and Lining… But if you didn’t get that notification and you would like to see it, here it…

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Do I Need Interfacing in the Bodice?

Hi there! So I promised you yesterday that we would talk about interfacings and since it’s Wednesday, that means we’ll be doing Q&A. So let’s start of the conversation with a question on Youtube from a subscriber (and frequent contributor ๐Ÿ™‚ ) named Suramichael Brown… Q: “Do you have more videos on interfacing? Right now…

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Simplest Way to Create a Facing (and Lining) Pattern: Principles

Alrighty! So continuing the conversation that we had yesterday about facings and why you need, let’s go a step further today. Facings, as I mentioned before, keep your garment from stretching at the edges of your garment, especially edges like neck lines and armholes where you usually put facings. And even though cuffs(that go on…

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Youtube Subscriber says, “I have to admit I do not like facings much LOL :)”

Hey there! This week we’re going to be focusing more on fitting and all of the little nuances that go into making or breaking the fit. Facings (or facing-like trims) are a major piece of just about any garment. But when you’re just starting out it’s easy to miss the importance of the facing, like…

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3 Tips to Help The Designer Who Can’t Draw At All

Merry Monday! If you’re in the USA I hope you had a great Fourth of July! With all of the fireworks and festive attire, I hope you found a little inspiration in the beautiful lines, shapes, and colors that lit up the night sky! Maybe it gave you some ideas and you’ve been frantically sketching…

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Why Design Schools Suck!

Today’s Q&A doesn’t have a question so much as it features a statement… A statement against organized learning facilities, namely… SCHOOLS! And even though I’m mainly talking about expensive formalized colleges and what not, grade school isn’t all that great either! But that’s for another conversation… You would think that after paying thousands of dollars,…

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Are the Professional Tools Always Better?: Principles

Happy Early 4th of July! I’ll get to the teachin’ in a minute… My 4th of July is going to be spent waiting tables and taking drink orders! But you know what? I’m thankful that at least I have a job right? It could be much worse ๐Ÿ™ I’ve never been much of a holiday/celebrate…

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Bust Dart Tales on Q&A Wednesday

Hi Again! So today I promised to tell you a little story about why I said one dart you do something special to and the others you don’t. This is an interesting topic and there’s a question that I answered a while back that fits perfectly with this subject… And I’ll let you read the…

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Taking the Darts Apart: Principles

Let’s talk about darts today! So I’m gonna try to make this quick and interesting because no one likes to read a textbook right? 3 parts of a dart   Legs- The dart legs are the part of the dart that ends up being sewn upon to give the dart it’s shape. Anythime you see…

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Why Your Hemlines Look Like Crap!

Today’s Q&A Day! And I’ll get to that in just a second but first I want to say… Your Hemlines Look Like Crap!! …. Sounds like something you’d hear frequently if they replaced Tim Gunn on Project Runway with Gordon Ramsay from all those Kitchen Nightmare shows. As traumatizing as it may be, I’d watch…

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