Movin’ On UP In Your Sewing Education


Jill Case
Online Editor, Sew Daily








Learning New Tricks

Do you have a handful of sewing patterns that are your TNT (Tried & True), the ones you’d run into a burning building to save?

Or maybe, you’re a vintage pattern nut but find the limited sizing can be prohibitive. If you find yourself in this situation of having a great pattern but can’t fit into it, pattern grading is what you need to know. Pattern grading up or down a size will allow you to create a pattern just for your body. It’s a great skill to learn. It will open up so many creative avenues in your sewing journey.

Do you have any TNT patterns in your stash? What type of sewing patterns do you reach for over and over again? Do you know how to grade patterns?

Talk to me on the Sew Daily blog and you’ll be entered to win Sunday Sews by Theresa Gonzales and Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith. One winner will be announced in the next e-newsletter.


And, speaking of giveaways and winners I wanted to announce the winner from the last Sew Daily giveaway on August 11 (Snap Out Of A Sewing Slump). The winner of that is Linda G. Linda, I will be in touch with you on how to claim your prize!


Thanks everyone!


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  1. Pattern grading would be such a helpful, practical, wonderful skill to acquire. I traded some older books to a bookseller for a stack of vintage patterns that I thought were my size, based on bust measurement. THOUGHT being the operative word. They are sooooo not my size. I cut out a blouse muslin and stitched for a fitting. It was large in the bust and small in the waist. Very disappointing, especially because I like the style of the patterns. I kept them because I’ve been hoping to learn how to grade them (up AND down).