Showing posts from May, 2019

How to Make CLARA Leggings without a Gusset

When we made the outfit for the Nikita cover photo, we decided to go with a gusset-less version of the CLARA leggings. This tutorial will show you how to make this already simple garment even simpler :)

Many people have asked us if the gusset could simply be removed. The answer is: NO. The gusset cannot be omitted. In order for the leggings to fit, it has to be morphed with the main piece. This tutorial will show you how it's done.


You will need:

Your CLARA Pattern (all the piece, including the gusset)Some paper scrapTapePaper and fabric scissors (or rotary cutter)Pencil (s)RulerYour fabric / elastic / thread to complete the project MARK THE SEAM ALLOWANCES Along the back crotch, draw the seam line location, 6 mm (1/4'') from edge.

This line will be your guide for the next step. Fold the gusset in half (at the notch and tip) and put it over piece A, matching the seam lines.

Tape the folded gusset in place. Since the paper gusset does not follow the cro…

How to Make a Lined / Reversible CHARLIE jacket

Our CHARLIE bomber jacket pattern has been amongst the best-selling patterns since its release. People love the free step-by-step video tutorial but many asked us how to line the jacket.

A lining hides pockets and seam allowances, can add a pop of colour to a solid jacket and making it reversible is pretty fun. We lined a CHARLIE for the HENRI joggers pattern photo shoot:

Here is how we did it. This tutorial complements the pattern instructions (included in the pattern and available online).
Cut your pieces as shown above. You do not need to modify / alter any pieces for this.
Main fabric: As shown in the pattern (jacket + pocket welts)Ribbing: As indicated in the pattern (collar, cuffs and hem)Lining: Two sleeves, one back (cut on fold) and two front pieces For the pockets, use the fabric you want (outer fabric or lining).  ZIPPER
Reversible zippers can be a bit difficult to find and are quite expensive. A good workaround is to use a SEPARATING zipper and buy a REVERSIB…