The Forget-me-not Patterns Blog

  • Get inspired by our latest Clementine photoshoot + tips!

    Time to celebrate the brand new images of the Clementine dress and top! If you haven't got your Clementine dress and top pattern yet, you can buy it here. And YES, just like our Valerie photo launch, there is a sale! Get 15% off Clementine all week - just use code YAYCLEMENTINE at checkout to get your discount (offer ends on March 3rd). 

    Read on to see the new pics as well as the fabric details, and some tips!

  • How to underline a garment, plus some mistakes to avoid!

    Underlining a garment  Today in honour of the beautiful new Valerie sample from our photoshoot, I am sharing some underlining tips for you! And of...
  • Check out our latest photoshoot + tips for your Valerie dresses!

    Here they are, photos from our official Valerie photoshoot! If you haven't got your Valerie dress pattern yet, you can buy it here. And I've got great news for you - to celebrate our gorgeous new images, you can get 15% off Valerie all week by putting YAYVALERIE in at checkout (offer ends on February 18)!

    Without further ado, let's hear all about these Valeries, learn some sewing tips, and get some inspiration along the way.

  • Sew a continuous bound placket

    As you can see, the long sleeve view for Valerie features a sleeve gathered into a cuff. This is definitely one of the trickier parts of the process, as it requires quite a bit of precision! So I decided a video tutorial would be the best way to shed some light on this technique. This clever technique is often used in womenswear.
  • Welcome Valerie, our latest pattern!

    Yes, she has arrived, and you can buy our latest pattern here! This is one of the designs that people have been absolutely clamouring for on social media ever since the sneak peek I shared a while back, so needless to say I'm VERY excited to finally share it with you all, and just in time for Christmas!! Hey speedy sewers, who is thinking they can make theirs in time for the holiday season??
  • Fitting tips: Fix a tilting side seam

    Help, my side seam is tilting!

    Today's tip is about fit. Does this look familiar? I deliberately set this mannequin up with the skirt fitting badly to illustrate a common problem - a tilting skirt.  So, let’s say your fit looks like this poor mannequin. What’s happening, and how do we fix it? 

  • Pattern hack! How to create a hem flounce

    Today I'm going to show you how to create a flounce for the hem of the Sabrina pencil skirt, although you can use this technique for any pattern! ...
  • New Pattern Alert! The Sabrina pencil skirt

    Welcome Sabrina! It's here! Forget-me-not's latest pattern is finally available. It's been a long time in the making, and it all stems from the lov...
  • Tips for your twin needle

    Even if you only have a standard sewing machine, you can still achieve a lovely finish on your knits. Read on for my top twin-needle tips.
  • How to grade between sizes

    Today we'll be going over a very simple pattern alteration. It is totally normal to span a few different columns on the measurement chart. Everyone's body is unique! 

    In the following example, we’ll go over changing the waistline.

    Clementine is designed to follow the contours of the body, so let's play to its strengths and get a really great fit!

  • How to deepen the cowl neck on Clementine

    Today we're going to go over how you can customise the Clementine pattern to create a deeper cowl! This technique can also be used on any other pattern you like too, which is very exciting and gives you endless options for creating the cowl of your dreams. Read on for a full photo tutorial.
  • How to make a Full Bust Adjustment on a princess seam

    Today you will learn how to adjust the bust on the Clementine knit dress and top. This tutorial can also be used for other princess-seamed garments too!