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Bridgetown Dress in Crepe: Finishing

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Bridgetown Dress in Crepe: Finishing

Can you believe it? Today we finish our Bridgetown Dress! This post will demonstrate finishing our hems and side slit (if we've added the latter), and creating our elasticized waist. So, for those of us making a side slit, these next eleven photos and instruction are for us! In our previous entry we had finished the side seams, including the seams of the hem. At this point, if we are serging, we can serge-finish the entire hem, leaving a long serge chain and threading this chain back into the wrong-side of the serged hem edge. If you're not serging, you can either fold here,...

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

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

Hello lovely sewists! Today we are halfway through our Bridgetown Dress sew-along, with an ankle-length hack and side-slit. This post will demonstrate sewing up our sleeves, and side seams - both the bodice side seams, and the skirt as well. We will then pick up on the fifth, to finish our slit, waist seam, and elasticized waist. So let's look at those sleeves!First, we take our sleeve piece and fold along the long fold line, wrong sides together. Pin, and then stitch at 3/8" (top of page 11). Next, we sew our sleeves to our shoulder. Open up the bodice flat and...

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Bridgetown Dress in Crepe: Bodice and Facings

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Bridgetown Dress in Crepe: Bodice and Facings

    Hello stitchers! This is Kelly from The Vegan Tailor - once again, sewing up another lovely frock from Sew House Seven! I have worked with Peggy's lovely patterns twice before: for the Toaster Sweater (version 1 and 2), and the Tea House Dress. I'm excited to be involved again, sewing up the elegant Bridgetown backless frock. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, I am sure I echo many of your sentiments when I say: I am ready for spring! The Bridgetown dress is perfect to usher in the new season. You can go braless or layer...

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Get Ready For The Bridgetown Backless Sew-Along!

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      Hello makers!   It's March, spring is here and my Bridgetown Backless Dress pattern is up for April's Sew My Style (#sewmystyle) Instagram challenge from Bluebird Fabrics. If you aren't aware of this challenge, it was created by Alex of Bluebird Fabrics to help raise awareness about the slow fashion movement as well as to encourage women to take up sewing. It includes sewing twelve garments in twelve months - a garment a month during 2017. Each garments respective pattern is by a different Indie designer and the styles tend to be more relaxed in fit and fairly easy to sew...

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The Style Maker Spring 2017 Blog Tour

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The Style Maker Spring 2017 Blog Tour

     Hello Everyone! I can't tell you how excited I am that spring is here! I've been stuck inside for most of this winter and I am ready to crawl out of my hole and into the light. So a few months back, in the dead of winter, when Michelle from Style Maker Fabrics invited me to take part in the Style Maker Spring 2017 blog tour, I gladly accepted. I was so anxious for spring so I was happy to have an excuse to sew up something to wear in the warmer months and to get a sneak peak at some of the...

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