Hello there, lovely sewists! I love how we all share a passion for sewing, regardless of whether we’re just starting out or have been doing it for years. Sewing is not only an enjoyable activity for creating clothes, home items, and gifts, but it also has such a positive impact on our mental health. In this post, I share the various ways sewing can help us feel happier and more relaxed, while looking at why it’s such an incredible activity for our minds and wellbeing!
The Mental Health Benefits of Sewing
To grade means to transfer between one size line to another (or multiple) within the same garment.
Patterns are designed as an excellent starting point for a garment. Everyone’s body is different so it is very possible you should make adjustments to the pattern to make it perfect for your size and shape.Continue reading What does grading between sizes mean?
Choosing the right sewing pattern size is critical to getting a good fit for your sewing project but it doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated! All you need to pick the right size are some key personal measurements and the Body Measurement table provided in the pattern. This guide will walk you through choosing the right size for you.Continue reading What sewing pattern size am I?
When you are talking about sewing pattern paper it could be one of two things. The first you’ll most likely be familiar with, it’s the paper a purchased pattern is printed on. The pattern pieces (I.e. bodice, sleeves..etc) and their size lines will be printed on either a tissue or white paper. For Experimental Space patterns, your pattern will be printed on thick white paper. It is much less likely to tear, more durable to do alterations like FBAs, and generally lasts longer.