The Avid Makers: Katie’s incredible City Trousers

My second blog post for The Avid Seamstress is all about the chic and adaptable CityTrousers. My first impression of the modelled sample was that I liked where the waistbandwas sitting– neither too high nor too low. It can be surprisingly hard to find a pair of trousersthat sit exactly where you want them to […]

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The Avid Makers: Deepa’s Blazer

Hello Everyone! Its me Deepa and I am really glad to be writing this post sharing my experienceon making my first blazer! I had seen a lot of real cool makes of the Avid seamstress blazer pattern on the gram and wasintrigued to try it myself! But to be honest, although I have been into […]

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The Avid Makers: Vicky’s gorgeous Raglan make

I am thrilled to be back on the Avid Seamstress blog with my newest make – The Raglan Dress. I love the style lines and a-line shape of this pattern. I have a dress a similar shape that I wear loads, it’s just so easy to throw on and go (great for when I don’t […]

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The Avid Makers: Gemma’s Blazer

If you have read my last post for Avid Seamstress, you would know that lately, I have been trying to be more mindful with my makes, attempting to streamline my wardrobe by creating more ‘staple’ pieces – garments that can be worn in different ways (such as layering through colder months as well as wearing […]

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THE AVID MAKERS: MARCELA’S CULOTTES

Hi All! Hope you’ve been having fun and hopefully, some of you have found the confidence to do some pattern hacking! For this round, I got to try the new culottes pattern and I can confirm, they were a dream to sew and to wear. I made a beautiful pair in a gingham home furnishing […]

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The Avid Makers – Katie’s Sheath Dress

Hello! I’m Katie, and I feel very honoured to be writing my first blog post for The Avid Seamstress on their website of wonderful things. I love how chic a lot of the Avid Seamstress patterns are, and so many of them are staples for your wardrobe that could be made up in a variety […]

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The Avid Makers – Abigails Day Dress

Guest post – Abigail @absewlutely.abigail As soon as I saw The Day Dress pattern at a Knitting and Stitching Show a few years ago, I knew that it would become one of my favourites. It is exactly the style of dress that I had already been wearing in ready to wear and was looking to […]

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The Avid Makers: Maria’s Shift Dress

You could say I’ve been a secret Avid Maker since 2018. I have had The Shift Dress for three years, and it has seen me though day to day life and various events and occasions; worn and enjoyed time and time again. This post shows you how versatile The Shift Dress is.  The red vintage […]

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The Culottes: Our new sewing pattern

We are so excited to announce The Culottes sewing pattern is now live!  This pattern is perfect for confident beginners ready to up their sewing game, and for more experienced sewists looking for a refreshing sew that still delivers wow factor.  The Culottes have pleats that create a beautiful shape, large in seam pockets, a […]

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One Pattern – Different Looks by Sunbird Sews

Hello, I am Deepa and I am very excited to share my first Avid Seamstress make with all of you! I had the opportunity to make a very versatile pattern, that’s the Raglan Dress/Top. I am going to talk about the two totally different looks I made. So let me get started. It is very […]

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The Avid Makers: Vicky’s Gathered Dress

Hello, my name is Vicky, although you might know me better as @sewstainability on Instagram. This is my first post for The Avid Makers and I am so excited to be starting off with The Gathered Dress pattern. I’ve admired The Gathered Dress for a long time but have just started working in an office […]

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The Avid Makers: Gemma’s The Blouse

Hello, welcome to my first post for The Avid Seamstress! For my first make I had the opportunity to make a classic: The Blouse. This was perfect for me, as not only does it lend itself to my style of sewing, but it came about when I was looking at my wardrobe in depth. In […]

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The Avid Makers: Marcela’s City Trousers

Welcome to the first post from our blogging team The Avid Makers! Marcela made not one, not two, but three versions of The City Trousers. Here’s how she got on with the pattern… Over the years I’ve come to understand how important it is to know my body and its needs, and thanks to sewing, […]

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 Let’s sew together…

We’re so excited to let you know bookings on our workshops are now live! One of the things we love about sewing is that there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a seasoned sewist ready to take that next step, or you want to dust off your machine and have a reminder of the […]

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Welcome to The Avid Makers BLOGGING TEAM

We are so excited to introduce you to our blogging team, The Avid Makers. These talented sewists are going to be sharing their takes on our patterns, giving tips, advice, hacks and ideas along the way.    So let’s meet the team.. My name is Vicky and I live in the beautiful city of York. I […]

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PATTERN HIGHLIGHT – THE DROP SLEEVE TOP

Do you ever make something that you wear so much you wonder what you wore before you had it? The Drop Sleeve Top is one of those garments!  Comfy yet smart, slouchy yet polished, this top is a wardrobe workhorse. Plus it’s super easy to make. And did we mention, it’s FREE to our newsletter subscribers. […]

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The Avid Makers: Join our blogger team!

We love seeing how our customers translate our patterns and share them with the sewing community, so we thought what better way to share that even more than with a dedicated blogging team. Enter: The Avid Makers.  We’re putting together a team of enthusiastic, talented makers to share their experiences with our patterns. We want […]

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the blouse – adjusting the armhole height / increasing sleeve head width

This tutorial will demonstrate how to lower the armhole which will add ease across the front & back and increase the sleeve head width. Alteration achieved – lower the armhole 1cm. PATTERN PIECES NEEDED – A Front / B Back / C Sleeve FRONT A Place a piece of paper underneath the FRONT A so […]

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the blouse – adjusting the bicep

This tutorial will demonstate how to adjust the bicep of The Blouse if the bicep is too tight. Alteration achieved – Bust becomes 4cm bigger / bicep 2cm bigger PATTERN PIECES NEEDED – A Front / B Back / C Sleeve FRONT A Place a piece of paper underneath the FRONT A so that you […]

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