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Burnside Bibs Sew-Along

Burnside Bibs Sew-Along sew-along

Burnside Bibs Sew-Along

      Here I am, soaking up the sun rays in my gorgeous linen Burnside Bibs that the talented Kelly Hogaboom of the Vegan Tailor made during this sewing tutorial. Kelly was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to host this long over due tutorial for the Burnside Bibs that I never was able to get around to making myself. Kelly is an amazing tailor and hosts sewing tutorials/ sewalongs on her new Twitch stream. She has conducted my other sewalongs as well. Find out more about Kelly at the end of this tutorial. I will let her take it...

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Montavilla Dress & Top Sew-Along

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Montavilla Dress & Top Sew-Along

The lovely Astrid modeling the Montavilla Muumuu - full muumuu version #3.       After I released the Montavilla Muumuu pattern in late August, Kelly Hogaboom (aka the Vegan Tailor), emailed me and let me know she wanted to make one and offered to write a sew along for me. Of course I agreed. Kelly has written sew alongs for my Toaster Sweaters and Tea House Dress and she is a phenomenal seamstress with loads of tips and knowledge about sewing. I am so thankful for all of her help and I am thrilled that she wanted to do this for...

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Finishing

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Finishing

Hello stitchers! Today we finish our Bridgetown dress! This is the shortest entry of the sew-along; we are simply joining the bodice and skirt, and installing our elasticized waist. First, we sew up the bodice to the skirt, right sides together, at 1" (top of page 15). I used the lightning bolt stitch for strength. Making sure there are no puckers in this seam, clip those long facing ends, and then finish this raw edge: Stitching from either the public or inner side of the garment, stitch down this finished raw edge to the skirt side. In this case, I...

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Sleeves, Side Seams, & Skirt

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Sleeves, Side Seams, & Skirt

Hello stitchers! Today we are halfway through our Bridgetown backless dress, in knit jersey. We will be attaching our sleeves, and constructing our side seams and hem. I absolutely love the sleeves on this dress. They are constructed so that the hem is created by a fold, bisecting the sleeve's width (piece C). Fold the sleeve wrong-sides together, and presew on the raw curved edges (top of page 11). In my case, the jersey "glued" to itself nicely, so I did not presew. Recall the notches on both the front and back bodice armscye; those, as well as the shoulder...

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Bodice and Facings

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Bridgetown Dress in Jersey: Bodice and Facings

Hello stitchers! Today we are starting our Bridgetown in a jersey fabric - in my case, a lovely stretch hemp from Nature's Fabrics, in a colorway called "Everglade". I made version C - that is, the dress length with the shallow hem. Above, you see my supplies - the fabric, needels (both a ballpoint for construction and a twin needle for topstitching), elastic, and matching thread. If you are relatively knew to sewing with knit fabrics, you will probably know you want to have the proper needle (ballpoint or jersey are best for most knits) and a strong thread (polyester or...

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