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Soonjoo

Over 15 years of fashion design experience, I have worked as a lead designer for major brand name retailers such as Stitch Fix, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, and Dillards. Now, I am the founder of the website Fashion Wanderer where I share how to make current fashion trends using sewing patterns, refashion old clothes, upcycled thrift clothing and made from scratch techniques.

Orla Dress Tutorial | DIY Shoulder Tie Dress

Looking for an easy elegant cocktail dress sewing pattern? The Orla dress features adjustable shoulder tie with a slightly high waisted skirt to accentuate your figure. The silhouette of this dress offers an elegant and chic design that can be either dressy or casual depend on the fabric you choose.  Sew the Orla dress with …

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Ellery Dress Tutorial | DIY Puff Sleeve Open Back Midi Dress

Tired of sewing zipper closures on dresses or intimidated to execute a clean finish invisible zipper without showing the tape? The Ellery dress features elasticized waist that does not require a zipper closure. Using a solid fabric with this midi dress is highly recommended to create a clean, modern, yet famine look. Avoid any large …

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Cove Top Tutorial | DIY Flutter Sleeve Peplum Top Sewing Pattern

Looking for new sleeve ideas to sew other than regular short sleeves? The Cove top features flowy flutter sleeves with peplum hemline to make a super adorable top that is easy to pair with various outfits. This top has a loose and boxy silhouette that looks good in a wide range of body types. Made …

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Abelia Top Tutorial | DIY One Shoulder Sleeve Blouse Sewing Pattern

Do you own a one shoulder garment? Or have a favorite leftover fabric that is less than a yard? The Abelia blouse features elastic cuff puff sleeves that evenly distribute the gathering with a loose fit. This blouse top is beautiful when made with either print or solid fabric to create different looks for each …

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Dawn Dress Tutorial | DIY Button Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

Can’t find a dress to achieve a cute and sophisticated look without sacrificing comfort? The Dawn dress features elevated puff sleeves with cover buttons that comfortably hug around the arm, and a slim fit and flare skirt. This mini dress silhouette is perfect for solid or ditzy print fabric to create casual or date night …

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Ollie Bag Tutorial | DIY Drawstring Bucket Bag Sewing Pattern

Do love to make bags from scratch and looking for another style to add to your bag collection? Follow the step by step sewing tutorial to sew a bucket bag with drawstring using canvas fabric. How do you make a homemade bucket bag? Lightly press or wash and air dry  the fabric before cutting the …

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How to Lengthen Bodice Pattern – Best Way

Do you know that you can lengthen a bodice pattern before you cut and sew the garment? Whether you are beginner or intermediate sewer, being able to lengthen or shorten top pattern is quite easy to do.  As a result, lengthening a bodice pattern helps to make the finished garment fit your body perfectly. Make …

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