The Forget-me-not Patterns Blog

  • 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! ...
  • 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!