In the course of blogging, I sometimes post step-by step instructions about something. Tag indexing would lead to dozens of barely-useful tags, so instead I'm indexing the tutorials here. The difference between a tutorial and a project diary is that a tutorial has wider application while a project diary may not apply to you or your projects.
Pattern manipulation to make a pencil skirt into a tulip skirt. The "planning" section at the top of the post.
Pattern manipulation to make a pencil skirt into vintage-style knickers. I can't take credit for this tutorial, since I found it in an old book.
Rubbing off a pattern. In this case, a simple aloha shirt.
Not-to-scale drawing of the pattern for a basic coif or nightcap.
Adding a crotch gusset to patch a hole in the crotch of jeans. Also includes some thoughts on patching a stretch fabric with a normal woven.
Adding back darts to a Ready to Wear (RTW) sweater.
Culottes to Skirt - a short photo-tutorial.
French Bustle - making and bustling
Inserting a zipper in a existing seam: framed by stitching and lapped zipper cover (scroll down to the "Zipper in Fake Felled Seam" header).
Lengthening Jeans, by adding an extension that serves partly as facing, partly as new bottom of the legs.
Shortening the shoulders of a lined gown, which included lace overlay with beads and sequins, the fabric of the gown, the lining and the non-slip strip.
Embellishment Flower from a faux flower -- from the kind on a stem to the kind on your dress.
Bias tape -- how to make it
Bias tape -- hemming with it. Bottom of the post; click the pictures to see more details.
Calvin Klein Hem - for a skinny flat hem on a sheer or thin fabric.
Envelope method of sandwiching a quilt.
Felling an underarm seam -- how to do two felled seams that intersect. Scroll down to the first TUTORIAL header.
Fly Front, step by step pictures, but an unusual project. Scroll down to ASSEMBLY - THE FLY.
Hemming and turning a facing -- This shows how to do the CF facing on a button-down shirt. Scroll down to the second TUTORIAL header.
Hemming with horsehair braid
How to make a bag, with squared off bottom.
Ironing gathers, without creasing them. Useful for gathered skirts, but harder to do with sleeves due to their smaller size and their being tubes.
Making a front pants pocket with French seams. Scroll down to the slideshow and click through it to see all the steps.
Piping with lapped seams. Scroll down to the section on using zipper teeth as piping; there's a heading with TUTORIAL in it.
Sewing lace with a decorative edge (in this case scalloped). Scroll down to Cami #2.
Sewing a button with a shaft made of thread.
Shell Stitch, a needlelace edging