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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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Eléonore | October 19 2018

The main asset of the Magnolia dress is its plunging neckline, so we really had to address bust adjustments on this pattern! Our patterns are drafted for a C or D cup, but if your bust is smaller or larger, no worries: here’s how to adjust the pattern. First of all, you’ll need to determine […]

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Camille | October 16 2018

After Magnolia, here are now the Opium coats sewn by our wonderful pattern testers and reviewers! Sarah (review) and Elodie (review) chose to make the belted version of Opium, which showcases the waistline. We love Sarah’s print mixing and Elodie’s monochrome look! For Julie (test) and Lise (review), coat doesn’t equal drab color! In blue or […]

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