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Guest blogger Fleur - Rowan Tee & Olli shorts Jumpsuit hack

Guest blogger Fleur - Rowan Tee & Olli shorts Jumpsuit hack

September 18, 2018

Today we’re welcoming Fleur, a Misusuperstar who I’ve had the pleasure of working with during several pattern tests. Being used to her high level of craftsmanship and creativity, I wasn’t surprised at all that her entry for the Misusu FREEkin’ Sewing Challenge left everyone in awe! She cleverly combined our free Olli summer shorts and Rowan Tee into an amazing jumpsuit and the crowds cheered for a tutorial. Well luckily for all of us, she was happy to oblige! Thank you Fleur for inspiring us all and sharing this tutorial!

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Guest blogger Tina - Olli skirt hack

Guest blogger Tina - Olli skirt hack

August 02, 2018

Ever since I started Misusu Patterns, I've been so blessed to have met so many wonderful people from the sewing community. Some of them I'm happy to call friends now. One of those people is Tina and she's been a Misusuperstar from the first hour. Not surprisingly, she's a part of the Misusu Patterns FREEkin' Sewing Challenge inspirator team. And boy, did she inspire! Her hack of the Summer Olli shorts to an Olli skirt got so much love, that I asked her to share her hack in a guest blog post. And here it is!

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FREEkin' Sewing Challenge

FREEkin' Sewing Challenge

July 20, 2018 2 Comments

What do you say about some summer sewing using free patterns, spending little to no money and at the same time, having a chance to win some amazing prices, sponsored by Stoffenfeest, One Thimble and your's truly? Well, today I challenge you to do just that! Welcome to the first ever Misusu Patterns FREEkin’ sewing challenge!

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Piper Tank Top Social Tour

Piper Tank Top Social Tour

July 06, 2018

Meet our newest summer appropriate addition to the Misusu family: the Piper Tank Top! At first glance, the Piper seems like just a good basic tank top pattern. But there’s more to Piper than meets the eye…..Next to the basic tank top version, Piper’s biggest feature is the 2 more "designed" back versions - the penguin tail back & the crossover petal back. And together with all the other options - V-neck - Crew neck - back yoke - racerback- and more, you can create at least 20 different Piper Tank Top's by mixing and matching! 

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Ruffle Revolution | Rowan Tee

Ruffle Revolution | Rowan Tee

April 26, 2018

With a bit of a delay, here's part 2 in our Ruffle Revolution series! This time we're transforming the Rowan Tee into a dress! By increasing the length of your ruffle, you can transform any top or sweater pattern to a dress - how fun is that! And with the Rowan Tee being one of our amazing free patterns, it means versatility never came cheaper! Yay!

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Thank you Doris Skirt Testers!

Thank you Doris Skirt Testers!

April 07, 2018

Another amazing testing round has come to an end! I was super relaxed going into this test - after doing 3 previous testings with a big group of people, I felt I had the whole testing experience down. And sure, I planned everything to a T, selected a great group of testers, got my deadlines worked out, all the communication set up….But boy did Doris kick my designer butt!

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Doris skirt | How to blend between sizes

Doris skirt | How to blend between sizes

April 05, 2018

All Misusu Patterns are drafted using a standard set of measurements, but most bodies aren't standard at all! In general, most Misusu Patterns have a more relaxed fit where you can get away without blending in width. But during testing the Doris Skirt, the challenge of getting the fit just right became apparent. The base sizes are thoroughly tested and spot on. But because of the many body shapes out there (the difference in the waist and hip width ratio) to achieve a perfect fitted skirt, blending between sizes is highly recommended. 

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Thank you Origami Sweater Testers!

Thank you Origami Sweater Testers!

February 20, 2018 2 Comments

Early October I pitched a pattern idea to Jen, the editor of One Thimble Digital Sewing Magazine. And to my amazement, the Origami Sweater was chosen to be part of One Thimble’s 18 issue, which released February 16th! In testing the Origami Sweater, I was again so fortunate to work with another amazing group of women from over the whole world. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel towards these lovely ladies!

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Ruffle Revolution | Crew Sweater

Ruffle Revolution | Crew Sweater

October 04, 2017 1 Comment

Ruffles, frills, flutters - I must confess - I’m not big on them. As a designer, my personal aesthetic is more of clean edgy lines, geometry. But this season, fashion has over flooded us with just that - ruffle revolution. Think every basic garment and add a ruffle. Somewhere. Or more than one. This blog series is to help & inspire you to achieve just that.

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Contrast Neck Tape

Contrast Neck Tape

January 12, 2017

Let’s talk about adding a contrast bias neck tape to a sweater or t-shirt! When I make something as a gift, I can’t help but adding a little something something - a contrast tape, crocheted flower, felt heart -  to the inside of the garment. It’s fun and people will love the extra effort and detail!

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Padded pineapple artwork

Padded pineapple artwork

September 28, 2016

Past seasons we’ve been seeing a lot of padded, stepped, quilted jackets, sweaters, skirts & artworks. In spirit of this trend I came up with a quick artwork DIY to create your own padded artwork made of some awesome left over fabric (yes, we love our left over fabrics around here…) to give your basic sweater or t-shirt an upgrade!

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Busy Kid Bib T-shirt

Busy Kid Bib T-shirt

September 11, 2016

We're super excited to be featured on Sewmamasew! For this occasion, we've designed an exclusive free pdf sewing pattern of the bib t-shirt! Get the pattern here!

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