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Sewing Tidbits

Sewing Tidbits is the sewing blog written since 2013 by Delphine, the co-founder of Just Patterns.

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Introducing: The Yasmeen Skirt Sewing Pattern,

Sewing Tidbits

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Yasmeen skirt and Kate Bias Top by Just Patterns
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We are so glad to release our fifth sewing pattern just before the end of the year, the Yasmeen Skirt! This skirt is one of the garments we absolutely wanted to release when we started Just Patterns. We love the shaped seam lines that enhance all curves in the right places and make it a super flattering option for when you need to dress up. With a Yasmeen in your handmade wardrobe, you are guaranteed a show-stopping outfit but with the versatility of a skirt rather than a dress.

The Yasmeen skirt is a dramatic maxi skirt with figure flattering seam lines. It is fitted through the hips and starts flaring out above the knee. The skirt features an invisible zipper and a grosgrain inner waistband. Depending on the fabrication and the styling, the skirt can take on a very special occasion look or a more casual vibe.

The Yasmeen skirt pattern follows the updated look of our information package. It contains information about fabric recommendation and PDF printing. The seam lines are no longer printed on the pattern to provide a cleaner look, but notches are strategically position so that you can check that you are using the right seam allowance.The grey sample shown is made from a mid-weight wool tweed, while the white one is silk crepe de chine.

For this pattern, we recommend light to mid-weight woven fabrics with drape such as silk, wool crepe, linen twill, rayon, etc. The quantity of fabric required will depend on the size you make, the final length of your skirt and the width of your fabric. For instance, for a size 46 in 60"wide you need 4 yards.

This sewing pattern is available from size 34 to 46 (see our size chart for more information). The pattern includes:

  • a layered PDF with 4 printing options (37 pages in A4 and Letter, 2 pages A0 in US Copy Shop 36″x48″);

  • a cutter’s must;

  • a pdf layout;

  • a suggested order of operations.

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Just Patterns products are meant for for ambitious dressmakers who already know the basics of sewing. In addition to the order of operations, we gather useful tutorials and information for each pattern on our resource pages.

Introducing: the Linda Wrap Dress sewing pattern

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After literally months of teasing on Instagram, we are thrilled to finally release our newest sewing pattern, the Linda wrap dress! This dress is a favorite of both Eira and I as it is the perfect garment to be dressed up and yet still comfortable. Add the Linda to your handmade wardrobe and we promise that it won't ever let you down!Our wrap dress has a relaxed fit with gathers in the front and the back of the bodice and skirt. The sleeves feature a with a two piece placket and a cuff closed by a button. Their mid-length makes it a perfect choice all year round to wear in the office to fight the freezing A/C in the summer and or the crazy over heating radiator. They provide coverage but won't get in the way!

Linda wrap dress by Just Patterns

It's truly the details that make this dress special. The bias cut collar sitting at the base of the neck. The super practical side pockets and the double top stitching elevate a wardrobe basic to a special piece that you will reach for over and over.The cream color sample shown is made from a heavier 4 ply silk, while the black one was made from a wool blend crepe. Both fabrics are characterized by a nice drape, therefore we recommend woven fabrics with body and drape for this pattern.The waistband has an interesting a belt closure. We recommend a 35mm metal buckle but we can't wait to see what creative alternative solutions you are going to come up with. Seeing your interpretations is the best part of designing sewing patterns! For the eyelets, you can use 2-piece metal ones with the ring (they provide a cleaner finish on both sides and the eyelet alone, or you can embroider them just like buttonholes. If you are in the New York City area, we recommend going to Jonathan's Embroidery.

What the pattern includes

The dress pattern is currently available from size 34 to 46 (see our size chart for more information). The pattern includes:

  • a layered PDF with 4 printing options (30 pages in A4, 32 pages in letter Letter, 2 pages A0, and 2 Pages for US Copy Shop 36"x48" and 30"x42");

  • a cutter's must;

  • a suggested order of operations.

We strongly suggest that you make full use of the layered PDF files and print only the size your need, as we include as much information as we can directly on the pattern pieces.

Our patterns are meant for dressmakers who already know the basics of sewing but if you need more help to sew your dress, our dedicated resource page is available. We can't wait to see your versions of the Linda dress. Don't hesitate to reach out to us by email or on Instagram @just_patterns #lindawrapdress!