Posts by Pauline Alice

I'm Pauline, a french independent sewing pattern designer. I've started to sew all my wardrobe about 4 years ago when I moved to Spain and needed a hobby. Little did I know my passion would become my full-time job! In 2013, I started my own sewing pattern line, pauline alice patterns, with a feminine look and a touch of retro aesthetic for the modern and everyday lady. I also share my sewing journey, tutorials and inspiration on my blog.

Bound Buttonholes: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to sew a bound buttonhole

Bound buttonholes will take your handmade garment to the next level. Tailored jackets, couture coats and vintage evening dresses feature them...learn how to incorporate them into your wardrobe with this easy-to-follow tutorial!

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5 Tips for Fitting a Jacket: How to Get a Perfectly Tailored Jacket

With a little know-how, you can master sewing a jacket that fits to perfection. Because once you try on that amazing finished piece, you'll remember that all the hard work was (and always is) worth it! Read on for expert tips to help you achieve that perfect fit you've been looking for!

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Keep Your Cool: The Best Fabrics for Summer

linen shirt dress

When wool, blends and tightly-woven jersey become unbearable to wear in the the summer heat, what kind of fabric should you turn to? Here are the best fabrics to use for your handmade wardrobe during the hot weather season.

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