A new tutorial is online TCHAC TCHAC TCHAC !!
All your feedback about the video tutorials makes me so happy! It's true that this format requires a lot of work, but it's also true that it's the clearest way to guide you through the sewing of patterns. Many of you are self-taught, and during the shows which are the only time I can meet you "in real life" I understand that some sewists have apprehensions (putting up sleeves, sewing a collar, an invisible zip etc...). I hope that the video will help you to overcome these little hurdles, and for the sewists who are hesitant to start working on a pattern, the video highlights the assembly steps, to better consider the technical level but also the feasibility of the pattern (because we sometimes tend to overestimate the difficulty ;) ).
Already 5 models are available in video format:The Sunset jacket, the Eclipse playsuit, the Sirocco top and the Zenith blouse. This new tutorial presents the dress version of Zenith: making the pretty darts, assembling the long gathered sleeves, sewing the invisible zip, and an alternative method for placing the bias on the neckline...beyond the presentation of the pattern, these techniques will be useful to you whatever the pattern, so you can progress and sew more elaborate clothes. My beautiful Zenith takes on more muted tones here, less bright than the previous gold and blue versions. I chose this 'Mind the maker' fabric for its combination of navy blue/brown/burgundy colours and the leopard print, I find it boldly sober :) I bought this cut on the Cousette stand this winter at the CSF, and fell in love with this soft viscose twill. The fall is really ideal for Zenith, which is really highlighted in a dress version with a soft fabric. The perfect pattern-fabric combo to expand my lovely collection! The work on the panel skirt makes sense, the cut-outs are flattering because they don't add volume but break the frame of the skirt.
Let's go for the Zenith dress assembly video, all you have to do is find the fabric of your dreams (be careful, between the blouse version, the dress version, the 3 sleeve finishes, the pattern becomes very addictive ;) )!