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Eryn Shields
DIY Modest Janelle Skirt

DIY Modest Janelle Skirt

DIY Skirt: Janelle Pattern | Fabric: Golden D'Or Fabrics *Trifling Disclaimer* I made this post MONTHS ago when it was still hot out and never posted it because the tutorial video got corrupted and I never got around to re-filming it. Life!* I wanted to wear the Janelle skirt to the office, but that thigh-high split was not in compliance with anyone's 9-5 dress code policy. When I designed this pattern, I had her in mind for girls night out and date night. But, with a quick and easy modification to only one of the four pattern pieces, I made...

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Eryn Shields
How To Grade a Pattern To Your Size

How To Grade a Pattern To Your Size

Tutorial: How To Grade A Sewing Pattern Smaller or Larger This past weekend, I made something for my daughter using a pattern that was too large for her. I had to grade the pattern pieces that I used down a couple of sizes to fit her. So, the great news is that I made a tutorial on how to grade a sewing pattern! It's a skill I learned at a local event called Project Sew, hosted by That's Sew Monica. I've been guilty of grabbing a pattern that wasn't my size only because it was the last pattern. But, I...

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Eryn Shields
DIY Hooded Sweater Dress // DIY Hood Tutorial

DIY Hooded Sweater Dress // DIY Hood Tutorial

Hey there! I've been wanting to make this dress for a while. But, since I'm super indecisive about my sewing, it got put off and put off until I finally realizing that cool weather was winding down and Spring was on its way. I completely self drafted this dress from my knit body block to create this look. If you want to break into self-drafting your own pieces, starting out with a well-fitted block is the way to go! You can watch the free class here. I also self-drafted my hood (tutorial below) to give this dress a bit more...

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Eryn Shields
Free Class: How To Make A Knit Body Block

Free Class: How To Make A Knit Body Block

I'm so excited to show you how to make a knit body block today! I've already begun making pieces from my block that I'll be sharing with you next week. I can remember being super intimidated at the thought of slopers, but I was excited about expanding my sewing skills by self drafting more pieces for myself. After taking a sloper class and spending a full weekend on it, I was overwhelmed and getting a bit frustrated (patience is not a virtue of mine). So, I learned about blocks and drafted my own. Blocks are like building blocks that can...

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