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Did you hear the Hughes News?

As you may already know, we are in the process of updating some of our older pattern designs. The latest to get an update is the Friday Pattern Company Hughes Dress Pattern. Now available in sizes XS to 7X, with additional bust cup sizes. The new and improved Hughes Dress sizing means it’s easier than ever to adapt the pattern to fit your style.
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Friday Fundraiser

This weekend from Friday 13th November through to Sunday 15th, Friday Pattern Company will be donating 50% of the sales from PDF patterns to the JQ Thomas Elementary School Art Department. 
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Guest Post: Mijke Makes the Cutest Square Neck Top Ever

This guest post was written by Mijke of @sewitcurly You can shop the Square Neck Top here.  ---- Hello, I am Mijke from @sewitcurly and I very happy to present my Square Neck top here on the Friday Pattern Co. blog. The pattern has been recently updated and I was so very glad to see Chelsea had added two cup sizes for her woven version. As I am very small around the bust, I always do a small bust adjustment, but this time there was no need! Yay! I chosen to make the size small, but in hindsight XS would have been better. As a cute addition to this pattern I have made a small ruffle inside the neckline. I will tell...
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Guest Post: Mismatched-Team-Couple Ilford Jackets by Gabrielle

During Aotearoa New Zealand’s autumn, I’d been hanging out in the Ilford Jacket hashtag an awful lot, imagining how useful it would be to have a new mid-weight jacket for winter.  One morning, I leaned across to show my husband, Justin, photos of the Ilford, saying, “I think I might make one of these for myse—” when he excitedly exclaimed, “Oh yeah!  I really like that!  I’d like one in navy, or maybe tan!”  What a cheeky chops! 
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Guest Post: Gyasti Shows us a Sagebrush Dress Hack

This guest post was written by Gyasti Averia. Gyasti is an Indonesian born, LA based sewist/maker with 2.5 years of sewing experience. Linen is her favorite fabric to use, and she mostly work with indie patterns!
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Free Pattern! The Sunday V Neck

Free pattern alert! That's right, free! There are no hoops to jump through, you don't even have to sign up for my email list (although if you want to, you can do that here). I have wanted to offer a free pattern for a while and now seems like a really great time! If you have a sewing machine and some knit fabrics in your stash, you've got what you need to make this top!
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Wilder Sweatshirt Hack

I recently made a Wilder Gown top as a sweatshirt and I basically haven't shut up about it since. I love when I can replace a classic wardrobe staple with something that has more personality! This hack was easy to sew and took me less than an afternoon to complete. Iseefabric.com sent me the softest organic cotton french terry fabric in the world. I knew I wanted something out of this amazing ochre color.   The Wilder pattern is designed for woven fabrics but for the top was easy to make out of a knit. The only difference from how the top is constructed in the pattern is that I used a stretch stitch (it's a narrow zig zag that...
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Adrianna Dress Hack: Add an Elastic Waistband and Hem Ruffle

The Adrianna Dress is a shift dress with a swingy a-line silhouette. It is a simple design that lends itself well to customization! Something several testers brought up was that they would love to see this dress with some definition at the waist. I decided to try making a version with elastic at the waist and I LOVE how it turned out. It has a very Ulla Johnson kind of structured modern vibe with a nod to vintage Laura Ashley. 
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How to Add a Lining to the Ilford Jacket

Ever since the Ilford Jacket pattern dropped the #1 question we get is if it is possible to add a lining. We are here to tell you that it is, and it is easy! Adding a lining to the boxy sleeved version is a breeze. Getting a placket onto the sleeve adds a bit of a challenge but is totally doable. Make sure you have pre-washed your main fabric and lining before sewing them together, any shrinkage will cause your finished jacket to hang weird. Also, if you are using thick fabrics or quilting the lining (or exterior), consider sizing up your sleeves. Because of how the sleeves are sewn in flat, it is easy to size them up and keep the front and...
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Learn to Sew the Cambria Duster on Creativebug

I recently filmed a few classes with Creativebug! The classes are going to be a real help for anyone just getting started with sewing or if you just want a little company while you sew! The first class coming out is the Cambria Duster and it drops on 12/26. In this beginner friendly class we will sew the Cambria Duster from start to finish. 
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