Below, we have a pattern that has had the stuffing kicked out of her. Every single piece of this poor baby has between 1 and 3 very large tears. I spent a whole afternoon fixing her up and thought I might share a few tricks for making repairs that last.
The much-abused lady in question.
1. Iron out the pattern piece, using medium-high heat and NO STEAM.
2. If the tear is large, it can help to weigh the pattern down with pattern weights, or in my case, giant nuts and washers from a hardware store.
Hello lovelies. I long time ago I did a photo tutorial for you here on how to draft my any-size Draft-at-Home sewing patterns.
I hope that it was helpful, but I still got lots of requests for a video or two. I'm shy (I like to hide behind the blog, lol) but I got so many requests that I finally did it.
I've decided to film "A Look Inside" some of the rarer vintage fashion and sewing items that come into my hands. Today for your enjoyment I have Le Bont Ton et le Moniteur de la Mode sewing pattern magazine from Spring, 1896.
It was printed in English, in the U.S. by S.T. Taylor to advertise their sewing patterns and pattern drafting system. The fashion illustrations are absolute perfection.
To download E-books of other Bon Ton magazines from my collection, check out the E-book section of MrsDepew.com!