Blog

all posts and projects on the Assembil blog
Assembil Blog: Pattern and Toile 1: V8499 Trouser from Vogue Patterns. Image of pattern envelope and pins.
June 14, 2018 | Projects
Fitting Notes Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

In this post, we will fit Toile No. 1 of the V8499 trousers from Vogue Patterns. The fit changes here mainly centred around adjustments to reduce the volume of the...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Pattern and Toile 1: V8499 Trouser from Vogue Patterns. Image of pattern and toile 1, Image 2.
June 7, 2018 | Projects
Pattern and Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

In this post, we have traced the pattern and prepared a first toile for the V8499 Trousers that Marcy Tilton designed for Vogue Patterns. This first mock-up will allow us...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Mood Board 1 Fabric and Trim Preparation. Fabrics, Image 3.
May 22, 2018 | Projects
Mood Board No. 1 Fabric and Trim Preparation

In this post, we're going to talk about the parallel process that can happen when you are working on a new garment. At the same time that you are testing...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: The Paper Theory LB Pullover pattern. Toile with instructions, image 2.
May 4, 2018 | Projects
Pattern and Toile No. 1: The LB Pullover from Paper Theory

In this post, we have traced the pattern and prepared a first toile for the Paper Theory pattern, the LB Pullover. This first mock-up will allow us to understand the...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: The Maker's Atelier Raw Edged Coat Pattern and Toile No. 1. Toile with pattern, image 5.
April 27, 2018 | Projects
Pattern and Toile No. 1: The Unlined Raw-edged Coat from The Maker’s Atelier

In this post, we have traced the pattern and prepared a first toile for The Maker's Atelier pattern, The Unlined Raw-edged Coat. This allows us to familiarise ourselves with the...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Mood Board 1. Mood board detail of images 3.
April 12, 2018 | Assembil Updates, Projects
Making Mini Collections & Mood Board No. 1

With so many interesting patterns and fabrics available, it can be difficult to whittle down the options to individual sewing projects. Fashion designers often use mood boards to overcome this...

Continue Reading
April 4, 2018 | How To Start Sewing, Knowledge Base, Projects
Create a Sewing Reference Folder

One of the key principles at the heart of our sewing book How To Start Sewing, is the idea of continuous testing and the importance of getting enjoyment out of...

Continue Reading
March 5, 2018 | Assembil Updates, How To Start Sewing, Knowledge Base
Printable Patterns for Sewing Samples

When we created the book How To Start Sewing, it was important that all the skills could be put to practical use. Whether you are a sewing beginner trialling a...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Repair Coat Buttons. Sewing button with thread shank.
February 21, 2018 | Projects
Repairing Thread Shank Buttons on a Coat

A common repair that needs to be carried out on well-worn winter coats is to replace any lost or loose buttons. In some cases, this will include buttons that have...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. All decorations 1.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Fashion Baubles

With the best of intentions, it seemed like a fun idea for Assembil to create some sort of tasteful, Scandinavian-style decorations. But then this quickly became overtaken by the idea...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. Ribbon Baubles.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Ribbon Baubles

The final decorations inspired by Comme des Garçons simply let you go wild with a hot glue gun and some ribbon. So while we've used polka dot and velvet ribbons...

Continue Reading
Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. Lumps and bumps baubles.
December 22, 2017 | Projects
Lumps and Bumps Baubles

The second decoration inspired by Comme des Garçons is a lumpy bumpy bauble take on Rei Kawakubo's iconic Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body collection from Spring/Summer 1997. So this...

Continue Reading