Tips And Tricks

How to Add Piping to Your Posie

Posted by Angie CHIA on

How to Add Piping to Your Posie

I’m Angie from Peony Patterns (you can find me on instagram  @pocketful_of_rainbows88 ), and today we are sharing how to add piping to the Peony Patterns Posie dress. This dress features a split bodice that meets up with a gorgeous curved pocket, and a wonderful way to highlight this feature is to add a pretty pop of piping! Piping is such an easy decorative detail to add to any item of clothing and can really elevate your finished garment from homemade to handmade.  You will need: Piping of your choice  Pins / clips  An iron and sewing supplies  Instructions: Cut your fabric pieces as...

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Make your own Bias Tape and Piping

Posted by Angie CHIA on

Make your own Bias Tape and Piping

This is Angie from Peony Patterns (you can find me on instagram @pocketful_of_rainbows88). Today, we are going to show you how to make your own bias tape and piping:   1/2″ (2.5cm) wide single fold bias tape: 1/2″ (2.5cm) wide piping, and; 1/2″ (2.5cm) wide faux piping.   1.  How to Make Your Own Bias Tape The thought of making your own bias tape sounds a bit complex and tedious especially when you can buy them pre-made from the shops. However, the ability to make your own bias tape using your own fabric works out way more economical and opens up a...

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Adding a Lining to a Skirt

Posted by Natasha Chrismas on

Adding a Lining to a Skirt

  Hi Everyone, it's Hanny from @Hanhsew with you today on the blog talking about how to add a lining to a skirt, which is particularly helpful when you are working with a sheer fabric. There are several ways to do this, such as attaching a skirt lining to the lining of the bodice and having two separate skirts, or a quick and easy method such as this method where we will be combining the lining and skirt as one.  I have always loved to sew with cotton but this time I challenged myself to use different fabric to create a special look....

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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!

Posted by Jodie Pascoe on

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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