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The Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Blog Tour

Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Blog Tour

The Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Blog Tour

           Hey all! I'm back on the Indiesew blog tour! I am a lucky lady because my Burnside Bibs pattern was chosen as part of the Indiesew Fall/Winter 2017 Collection. If you aren't familiar with Indiesew collections, Allie Olsen(the genius behind Indiesew) puts together a seasonal group of patterns and fabrics offered on her site and sells the patterns as a bundle - a mini collection and a larger complete collection. They are always accompanied by a blog tour featuring some inspiring sewing bloggers. I am always happy to be a part of bundle sales blog tours as it gives...

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The Release Of The Burnside Bibs Pattern!

Burnside Bibs New Pattern Release Overalls Pattern

The Release Of The Burnside Bibs Pattern!

    Hello everyone!       I can't believe it's that time again! Time to release a new pattern, have a sale and write a blog post. I'm so excited to introduce the Burnside Bibs overalls pattern!  Before I get into the details of the pattern may I just say that true to form, I am already second guessing myself. This time, it's not about the pattern itself but rather the name. "The Burnside Bibs" is starting to sound a little to me like a condition. "I'm sorry, I can't go out with you because I have the Burnside Bibs." OR...

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A Thailand Vacation With A Bit Of Textile Shopping And Research

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A Thailand Vacation With A Bit Of Textile Shopping And Research

          Hello all and happy spring!      Last week I returned from my much needed spring break trip to Thailand and I am just now settling back into the swing of things. I always forget how bad the jet-lag is coming back. Before I left, I was tired of staring at the same walls in my house and needed to get away (working from home will do that to a gal). Now I'm just tired from traveling but I am also refreshed and ready to get back to work.      Anyhow, we had a great...

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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

Bridgetown Dress Bridgetown Dress Sew-Along sew-along

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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