Marfy Patterns: A Primer

I sometimes get questions from people about Marfy patterns, so I thought I would write a post that explained a little bit more about them. Background Marfy is an Italian pattern company. Their branding is described as “high fashion.” The aesthetic tends to be ladylike and refined, and the designs (especially in older catalogs) sometimes […]

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First Hand Rolled Hem

For the current project I’m working on, I wanted to try a hand rolled hem. I’m not a fan of hand stitching, but I thought the shaping of the hem on this particular project could benefit from the control of doing it by hand vs machine. I learned how to do this technique from a tutorial […]

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PDF pattern tip from Sigrid

If you haven’t seen it already, check out the post Sigrid wrote last week about tracing PDF patterns. No taping or trimming needed! While I don’t mind assembling PDF patterns, I absolutely hate storing them, as I use the bare minimum of tape during assembly and the edges of the pieces often get caught in the non-taped […]

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Italia Photo Shoot Details Overview

Note: If you aren’t interested in photography you’ll probably want to skip this post.  I got quite a few comments about the lighting in my Style Arc Italia photo shoot, so I thought I would give an overview of what I did. I am still pretty new to photography so I like using my finished sewing project shoots as an opportunity […]

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