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All About Cotton Sateen

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

All About Cotton Sateen

Hi everyone!  It's Tash and Chelsea here from Peony Patterns to chat to you today about a fabric base called 'Cotton Sateen'  - not be confused with it's slippery cousin, Satin! We are featuring a gorgeous mid-weight cotton sateen from one of our fave fabric suppliers - Hawthorne Supply Co. The design is by Indy Bloom and is part of the  Summer Sunshine range. Chelsea made her daughter our Hyacinth Dress in the Sunflowers in Teal print.   Tell me more about Cotton Sateen...   Cotton sateen is a woven cotton fabric with a smooth, glossy and soft to touch right side. The wrong/under side is matt.  Sateen is produced by the...

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How to Enclose the Honeysuckle Sleeve!

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How to Enclose the Honeysuckle Sleeve!

  Hi everyone, Its Jodie from Peony Patterns here, today we are sharing how to enclose the sleeve seams on Honeysuckle.   The steps following may seem like the hard way to enclose them, but I promise the more you do it, the easier it becomes!    1/ Construct the main bodice as per the instructions on your Peony Pattern and hem and pleat the sleeves. Construct the lining bodice pieces also and set this aside for the time being.     2/ Take the bodice piece and mark 1.5” (4cm) in from each side seam (a total of four sides).     3/ Gather...

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Working with Rayons

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Working with Rayons

  Fabric: Periwinkle Blossoms Collection by Indy Bloom | Hawthorne Supply Co.Patterns: Simple Lily Dress (left) and Poppy Dress (right) | Peony Patterns Hi everyone!  I'm Kari from That's-Sew-Kari and here to discuss another fabric base -- Rayon!  Last year, I decided that I needed to branch out and try more fabric bases.  Rayon was one of those fabrics from which I had subconsciously shied away.  I realized I just needed to try it!  So I did and fell in love.  Since then, I've sewn rayon from several different companies.  My girls love how comfortable it is to wear and of course,...

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Maple Bow - Free Tutorial and Pattern Pieces

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Maple Bow - Free Tutorial and Pattern Pieces

Hi, Its Amber Campbell here from @smileysuestudio! Have you just fallen in love with the sweet shoulder ties of the Maple dress? Well, I know I sure have! I instantly knew the pattern needed to be hacked into a bow as the perfect accessory to compliment Maple or all our Peony Pattern creations. However, we decided to take it one step further and take some of the guesswork out of pattern hacking for you, so we have drafted pattern pieces for you. Click HERE to download the FREE pattern pieces. The Maple Bow includes 4 pattern sizes: Baby, Small, Medium and Large. It can...

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Meet the Maker - Tricia Miramontes

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Meet the Maker - Tricia Miramontes

For our April Meet the Maker blog we meet the lovely Tricia Miramontes and gorgeous girl Noemi! Tricia has been an awesome testing team member since we launched in 2020 and you will find many photos of her daughter on our website and in our sewing group. You can follow more of her work on Instagram @sewing4em Tell us a little bit about yourself... I'm Tricia from Fresno, California. I'm a single mom to Noemi (6) and 3 dogs. I'm a 6th grade teacher by day, which I love (most of the time, haha), but there is little that makes me happier than sewing and getting...

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