VIDEO How to Print and Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns

VIDEO How to Print and Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns

Today’s video is a big one! I share my top reasons why pdf patterns are awesome (just in case you’re not already convinced). Then I share my top tips for how to successfully print pdf patterns (including the printer settings you need to make sure the entire pattern prints on the page). And finally I show how to efficiently assemble and cut the pattern. I even show you the techniques I learned in design school for safely using an exacto knife or blade. I’ve never cut off a finger using these techniques so hopefully it will help you and keep your fingers safe too!

Lela Skirt Sewalong - How to Sew a Curved Hem

Lela Skirt Sewalong - How to Sew a Curved Hem

Today we will be sharing our tips for how to sew a narrow curved hem. We will be sewing View A of the Lela Skirt pattern but this method can also be used for View B. The curve of the Lela Skirt hem was designed in such a way that it is possible to turn the hem twice to the wrong side and does not require a facing or bias facing. (By the way, if you’re curious about how to sew a hem facing, check out this post from the Lou Box Dress 1 sewalong.)

Six Ways to Style the Lela Skirt

Six Ways to Style the Lela Skirt

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to style the Lela Skirt. This skirt is so versatile and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I first designed this skirt four years ago at the height of summer to be a comfortable garment that was easy to sew and a little more dressed up than shorts. The style definitely lends itself to warmer or transitional months. I prefer to wear my Lela Skirt in a way that shows off the waistband and creates a bit of shaping at the waist. Read on for my top six favorite ways to wear it.