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Pattern Alterations V8499 Trousers: From Toile No. 1 to No. 2. Front upper pattern piece altered using cut and spread method, Image 3.
July 13, 2018 | How Patterns Work, Knowledge Base
Quick Cut and Spread Experiments

Using cut and spread can be a daunting technique, and the idea of cutting into a pattern piece in the wrong place can put you off the concept altogether. However,...

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Assembil Blog: Mood Board No. 1 Fitting All Toiles. LB Pullover from Paper Theory, V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns and The Unlined Raw-edged coat from The Maker's Atelier. Image 3.
July 5, 2018 | Projects
Mood Board No. 1 Fitting All Toiles

One of the advantages of sewing up toiles in calico or another plain fabric, is that it allows you to mix and match different garments together and see how they...

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Assembil Blog: Toile No. 2: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns. Invisible zipper, Image 1.
June 29, 2018 | Projects
Toile No. 2: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

After all the pattern alterations that were made to Toile No. 1, in this post we'll look at how they all sewed up in a fresh toile. This post will...

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Pattern Alterations V8499 Trousers: From Toile No. 1 to No. 2. 'Applying How Patterns Work' book to fitting alterations, Image 3.
June 22, 2018 | Projects
Pattern Alterations Toile No. 1: V8499 Trousers from Vogue Patterns

After fitting Toile No. 1 of the V8499 trousers from Vogue Patterns, we can now translate these fit changes into pattern alterations. As mentioned in the previous posts these fit...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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