We are onto part 5 of the t-shirt pattern drafting series. So far we have gathered our supplies, taken our measurements, performed some of the necessary calculations we needed and drafted the bodice of our t-shirt. Now we will be drafting our sleeves for our t-shirt. To draft the sleeve, you can use the image on your calculations […]
We are onto part 4 of the t-shirt pattern drafting series. So far we have gathered our supplies, taken our measurements and performed some of the necessary calculations we will need to draft the pattern. Now we will be using our calculated measures to draft the bodice of our t-shirt. The calculations worksheet has a diagram of […]
We are onto part 3 of the t-shirt pattern drafting series. So far we have gathered our supplies and taken our measurements. Now we will be using our measurements to perform some calculations we will need in order to draft our new t-shirts. To complete this part of the process, you will need: The measurements […]
In my previous blog post in the Draft Your New Favourite T-shirt blog series we started the process by gathering our supplies, and now we are ready to begin taking our measurements. To begin taking your measurements you will need the following supplies: Tight fitting clothing: Be sure you are wearing tight fitting clothes and […]
This is part 1 in our t-shirt pattern drafting series. In this step we will begin by gathering the supplies we will need to complete drafting and sewing out new t-shirts. I have broken the supplies down into what is needed for each step further down the page, so you can plan accordingly. The complete […]
Have you seen these super cute donut pattern weights on Etsy?! The Oh Sew Quaint shop has all sorts of scrumptious looking sweets that are actually pattern weights. After seeing the pattern weight donuts shared on a Facebook group I’m was inspired to make some sweet treats of my own. Here’s how I did […]
Ok so I don’t like to use the word hate… but I HATE hemming knit fabrics. It’s funny because the finishings on a garment are usually my favourite bits of sewing because it means I’m almost done, and I get that rush of excitement. But this is not the case with hemming knit fabrics. Hemming […]
In this episode I share a bit about me, explain how I decided to start up my new website and podcast, as well as share my # 1 sewing tip with you. Here is are the links to the paid shirt drafting classes I referenced: On Craftsy (I haven’t taken this one, but the […]
Spring is in the air! It’s barely March but we are having some great weather here. Snow is melting, the temperature is in the single digits, basements are flooding (yes, the basement in our brand new house flooded a few weeks ago). Anyway, it’s beginning to feel like spring to me and nothing feels more spring […]
I’m working on the Sewing Together podcast. This will be a sewing podcast which I’m hoping will grow into community conversations as well as offer tips on how to improve your sewing skills. If you have ideas for what you would like to hear in the podcast please let me know.
Welcome! Thank you so much for joining me here. Apple Tree Sewing is a blog where I will share sewing tutorials and pattern drafting tips.