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Meet the Maker

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Meet the Maker

    Welcome to our very first Meet the Maker blog! Our aim is to share a little insight into the sewing lives of our Peony Makers. This month we would love you to meet Sarah Guidry Riche! You can follow more of her work on Instagram @noraclairehandmadeTell us a little bit about yourself...Hi! My name is Sarah, I am a wife and mom of 3, Colin (6), Lucas (5), and Nora (2). I am also a full time HR manager. I am originally from Louisiana, but grew up a military brat and then ended back up in Louisiana for college....

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HOW TO - DAISY Dress with alternative steps for an enclosed bodice, sleeves and covered back.

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HOW TO - DAISY Dress with alternative steps for an enclosed bodice, sleeves and covered back.

Hello, it's Hanny from iCutie here! For today blog post, I'm going to share with you how I modified the back bodice of the Daisy dress to be a closed back while also enclosing the bodice and the sleeves.       PART 1 -  Redrawing the Back Bodice Trace the back bodice onto a piece of paper (1), lay the front bodice piece on top, match at the side seam, draw around to create new pattern piece (2). Your new back bodice should look like this (3). PART 2 - Enclosing the Sleeves I chose 3 different fabrics to make the process...

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Creating a Sharp Corner

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Creating a Sharp Corner

Hi everyone! It's Hanny from iCutie. The Poppy dress is currently my favorite pattern to use, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite tips with you to make your sewing process easier!! Today, I'll show you an alternative method to get perfectly sharp corner every time! Fold the seam allowance toward the back lining, create a sharp corner like so. Flip it over, this is what it should look like. Hold the fold down with your 2 fingers. Your thumb should be outside, while your other finger is between the main and lining. Turn it inside...

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Pattern Hack - Creating a Jasmine Top

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Pattern Hack - Creating a Jasmine Top

Jasmine Top Pattern Hack (Part 1 of 2) Hi there, this is Angie from @pocketful_of_rainbows88. Today, I am here to talk about a cute hack for the Jasmine Dress Pattern. One of the key things about living in Singapore is how HOT and HUMID it can get. While I have only heart eyes for the sweet Jasmine dress pattern, I was also quite keen to try a pattern hack for a Jasmine Top version for our warm weather wardrobe.  For this 2-part blog, I’d like to share with you some tips on how to modify your Jasmine Dress into a top....

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Tips for working with Rayon!

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Tips for working with Rayon!

Living in Australia in summer can be HOT! When I saw that Riley Blake Designs had bought out a range of rayon fabrics, I was very keen to try them out. Rayon is so nice and cool and swishy to wear! It can be slightly more tricky than your standard cottons to work with, so I have included some tips in this blog post that may make it easier for you.This particular print (Dahlia Grenadine) was designed by Corri Sheff, its 100% rayon challis and is quite lightweight. It's ultra drapey with a very smooth hand, I cant tell you...

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