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Dia Sweater Full Bust Adjustment - Part 2

Dia Sweater Full Bust Adjustment - Part 2

February 07, 2019

In the previous post, you did the math and figured out if and how much you need to add through your Full Bust Adjustment of your Dia Sweater. In this post we're going to show you 3 different methods, in a detailed step by step tutorial to perform your own FBA!

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Dia Sweater Full Bust Adjustment - Part 1

Dia Sweater Full Bust Adjustment - Part 1

February 07, 2019

Do you often end up with a sewn garment that is too large in the neck and shoulder area, even though you selected the correct size by following the pattern’s size chart, based on your bust measurements? If that’s the case, you might be in need of one of the most common pattern adjustments used to create a better fitting garment - the Full Bust Adjustment (FBA).  Even though behind the scenes we're working very hard to add FBA front bodices (C & D cup) to our Dia sweater pattern, we've also created this extensive step by step tutorial to help you perform your own FBA.

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Thank you Dia Sweater testers!!

Thank you Dia Sweater testers!!

November 26, 2018 1 Comment

It sounded like a great idea - releasing our first ever women's pattern, the Dia ladies sweater and updated Dia kids sweater pattern at the same time, before the Black Friday craziness. 😅 This very challenging deadline meant 2,5 months of hardcore pattern testing, with multiple pattern versions and a gazillion sample sweaters & tunics sewn up, while battling all sorts of "life happening" situations. Luckily they were up for the challenge and it's because of those amazing testers that the release of both patterns turned into such a success!

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HACK || Rowan Tee & Olli shorts Jumpsuit || by Fleur

HACK || Rowan Tee & Olli shorts Jumpsuit || by Fleur

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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HACK || Olli Skirt || by Tina Ekkelund Philp

HACK || Olli Skirt || by Tina Ekkelund Philp

August 02, 2018 1 Comment

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 2018

FREEkin' Sewing Challenge 2018

July 20, 2018 3 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 17 Comments

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 1 Comment

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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Size Charts

KIDS SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

Age

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

33,75

92

18-24M

54

51

55

92

21,25

20

21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

164

32,25

27,5

34,75

64,5

WOMEN SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

AA

77

82

66

88

168

20,25

32,25

26

34,75

5 feet 6"

BB

81

86

70

92

168

31,75

33,75

27,5

36,25

5 feet 6"

CC

85

90

74

96

168

33,5

35,5

29,25

37,75

5 feet 6"

DD

89

94

78

100

168

35

37

30,75

39,25

5 feet 6"

EE

93

98

82

104

168

36,5

38,5

32,25

41

5 feet 6"

FF

97

102

86

108

168

38,25

40,25

33,75

42,5

5 feet 6"

GG

103

108

92,5

114

168

40,5

42,5

36,5

44,75

5 feet 6"

HH

109

114

99

120

168

43

44,75

39

47,25

5 feet 6"

II

115

120

105,5

126

168

45,25

47,25

41,5

49,5

5 feet 6"

JJ

121

126

112

132

168

47,75

49,5

44

52

5 feet 6"

KK 127 132 118,5 138 168 50 52 46,75 54,25 5 feet 6"
LL 133 138 125 144 168 52,25 54,25 49,25 56,75 5 feet 6"
MM 139 144 131,5 150 168 54,75 56,75 51,75 59 5 feet 6"
NN 145 150 138 156 168 57 59 54,25 61,5 5 feet 6"