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Adding Trim with a Finished Edge to a Flutter Sleeve

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Adding Trim with a Finished Edge to a Flutter Sleeve

Do you ever wonder how to finish/attach the ends of scalloped piece of lace or trim when you are creating a flutter sleeve? Perhaps you're adding a second layer and not sure how to finish it nicely?It is actually really easy with a few simple tricks! Firstly, lay the trim out flat. Place the straight edge of the pattern piece over the finished edge of your trim and cut to shape. Sew a line of gathering stitches around the curved edge.  Gather the trim, and attach to the garment being sewn. If you are using a smaller trim  that is less wide...

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Adding a tulle skirt to the Ivy Dress Pattern

Posted by Jodie Pascoe on

Adding a tulle skirt to the Ivy Dress Pattern

Ivy is the perfect base pattern to experiment with different fabrics and create something spectacular! My passion is making big poufy dresses, so this was the perfect excuse to make an Ivy using tulle in the skirt. You will need the following items: A bolt of 54”(1.37m) wide soft tulle (extra tulle may be required for larger sizes) Invisible thread (100% nylon thread) or matching cotton Constructed Ivy bodice Lining fabric that matches the tulle A fine sewing needle such as a size 60 or a microtex needle Wonder clips/pins     Step 1 – Constructing the Bodice Sew the...

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How to Create Hem Free Flutters on your Poppy Dress!

Posted by Heather Chisolm on

How to Create Hem Free Flutters on your Poppy Dress!

Poppy is a gorgeous beginner friendly sewing pattern. In this blog I’ll share with you a way to cut your flutter on the fold, omitting the need to hem it. The only thing you will need to do this is  a little more fabric. Just double the amount per the fabric requirements chart.   Print the Poppy pattern per instructions. Prior to cutting out the pattern piece for the flutter, a small modification is needed. Using a ruler, draw a line down the straight edge of the flutter 1/2” (1.3cm) from the edge. We will be removing this portion (which is the seam...

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Riley GloHaven X Marigold Dress

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Riley GloHaven X Marigold Dress

Do you ever see a fabric and your jaw just drops??? That's what happened to me when I saw the new Riley Blake Designs GloHaven fabric range. WOW. Lila Tueller has outdone herself designing this range.   The colours in this range are drop dead gorgeous. Intense, bright and the prints are a delight. The PEACHES!!!  This fabric came to me at the exact right time, Marigold was just going into testing and I knew it would be perfect for this dress style.  Marigold has quite a few options, for this dress i opted for the straight neckline, mini length...

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Who is your sewing BFF?

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Who is your sewing BFF?

I recently had the chance to join in the Sewcial BFF Sewing challenge , its a monthly event where you can pair up with your virtual sewing best friend to create an outfit using either the same fabric, or the same dress pattern. Sewists from all over the world form friendships and get chatting about their special projects. This month, the lovely Becca from Sunflower Seams and I became sewing BFF's. Becca designs for Simple Life Pattern Co, so we decided it would be fun to sew each others patterns using the same fabric range! We chose a gorgeous new Riley...

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