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Camille | November 9 2018

The tailor collar of the Opium coat is much easier to sew than it looks. Check out this step-by-step tutorial! Sewing the tailor collar starts at step 4 in the illustration booklet, once the sleeves have been assembled to the coat. Check before you start that your pieces have been interfaced as indicated (upper collar, […]

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Camille | November 7 2018

After a pattern release, the one question we get the most is about fabric choice, most specifically if the weight of this or that fabric is adapted to the pattern. So… what is fabric weight anyway? The weight of a fabric depends of the thickness of the threads it’s made of, of the density of the […]

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Camille | October 31 2018

The origami-inspired welt pockets are the highlight of the Opium coat. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to sew them easily! Before we start, a couple pieces of advice: If your lining fabric is very slippery or frays a lot, consider cutting the pocket pieces (#10) out of a cotton lawn or poplin to facilitate these steps. […]

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Camille | October 25 2018

One topic that comes back often in questions about the Opium coat is interfacing: which one to use, where to find it, and why use it to begin with? Interfacing is so important for Opium that it gets its own cutting layout in the booklet, and several steps in the instructions are dedicated solely to […]

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Eléonore | October 23 2018

Since the release of Magnolia, we’ve seen so many lovely versions of the dress pop up on social media! Many of you have mixed the A and B variations, and we’ve seen some versions with different hem lengths too! If you’d like to sew a midi-length Magnolia dress but you haven’t made the leap yet, […]

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