Today, I've got a big announcement to share with you. After eight years of offering our patterns in print, I've decided to scale back our production to releasing patterns in PDF format only; This is a big step and has been one I've contemplated for some time now.
Last year we released the Atlas mitten pattern and have had lots of requests to make a winter hat pattern to go with it, so I'm happy to announce that our latest accessory pattern - The Atlas Tuque - is here. What's a Tuque, you ask? You may call it a beanie, winter hat, block heater, but here in Canada, this is what we call it.
The Sofia pattern bell sleeve is a flowy bias-cut style that's paired with a shoulder strap, making it perfect if you're looking for a style that gives coverage for bra-straps. In this sew-along tutorial, I'll walk you through the steps of constructing this sleeve version.
Having pockets make any garment SO much more enjoyable to wear. There's really no reason why you should have to go without them because side seam pockets are a really easy addition to a garment, even if the pattern doesn't call for a pocket. While this tutorial is part of the Sofia sew-along series, you can follow these steps if you're looking to add a pocket to just about anything. Let's dive right in.
In this post, we will be sewing the bishop, cap, and elbow sleeves for the Sofia pattern. These sleeves all involve shirring and share similar construction steps. First, we will prepare the hem, then we will sew the shirring, and finally, we'll sew the side seam and hem. Let's get started.