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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.

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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What Clothes Can You Make with 1 Yard of Fabric?

Do you have remnant materials leftover and looking for what clothes to make with 1 yard of fabric? It seems like too little to sew project such as skirts, dresses, or bag, which require more than 1 yard of fabric. However, there are various designs that you can make using a fabric yard. What clothes …

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How to Choose Fabric for Clothing – Best Way

Are you looking for the best way to choose fabric for clothing? Whether you are making garments from scratch or with a sewing pattern, selecting the right fabric and using a color wheel helps you to make store-bought quality clothing.  From content to motifs, there are lot to consider when shopping for fabric. Let’s discuss …

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How to Get Stains Out of Hoodies – Best Way

Are you having a hard time to remove stains from your favorite hoodies? Whether it is coffee or sweat stains, you can save the stained hoodies when treated properly.  Similar to stains in sweat pants, hoodies are easily taken care of at home. A few easy steps and the hoodie will be blemish free. How …

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How to Get Stains Out of Down Jacket – Best Way

Do you have oil, blood or dirty stains on your favorite down jacket? Down jacket is great outerwear that keep you cozy, easy to maintain and lasts long with proper care.  It’s important to remove any stains out first before wash and air dry down jacket, so it does not loose its puff. Get the …

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How to Shorten Rise On Pants Pattern – Best Way

Do diy pants not fit you correctly? This mean you need to adjust the rise on the pants pattern to solve the fitting issue.  Most pants sewing patterns offer a standard rise length. However if your pants are too tall and need adjustment, you can easily change the rise on your pants pattern to adjust …

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