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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Assembil Blog: Repair Coat Buttons. Sewing button with thread shank.
February 21, 2018
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...

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Assembil Blog: Fashion Baubles 2017. All decorations 1.
December 22, 2017
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...

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