Little Girl’s Ruffle Dress

    *All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise noted.* Getting Started: Download pattern using link below (you will complete the checkout process through our shop but won’t be asked for any payment info). Print pattern at 100%, checking test square for accuracy. Use tape to assemble pattern pieces, matching borders and diamonds. Cut fabric, lining, and interfacing as directed on pattern pieces. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse interfacing to wrong side of bodice back fabric, centering as pictured. Cut along curved lines on interfacing pattern piece and trace outer…

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Maxi-Dress Tutorial – The Soho Maxi

Materials: existing fitted knit tank top 2-2.5 yd knit fabric (60″ wide) 2 packages 1/2″ wide elastic 1 package double fold 1/2″ wide bias tape A Couple of Tips Before We Begin: If you have a serger, use it! Although you’ll need a regular machine for parts of this dress, sergers make life easy when sewing with knits. If you don’t have a serger, no problem! Use your regular machine and a ballpoint needle (trust me, it’s important!). For seams, many newer machines have a stretch stitch option, or you can also use a…

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How to make a sewing pattern bigger or smaller

Today, we are going to delve into making a pattern either bigger or smaller. It does not matter whether the pattern you have download is too small for you or too large for you. You can always either enlarge it or reduce it and still keep the fit and that is what we will learn today. The very simple explanation of pattern grading is that if you cut out a pattern apart and then move all the pieces slightly away from each other, you get a bigger pattern. This is…

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How to Add a Lightweight Ruffle to Any Outfit

SEWING BLOG How to Add a Lightweight Ruffle to Any Pattern By Beth Galvin on July 12, 2016  Add to Favorites There is more that one way to make a ruffle! Here’s one that may come in handy: the circular ruffle. A round ruffle adds a different kind of flair to your garment without adding bulk to seamlines. You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in here. If not, kindly register to view this content. You will also receive our numerous free tutorials, have access to download…

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Off the shoulder DIY Top

This is a very straight forward tutorial and requires just basic effort. Materials required: A Male Shirt Elastic Ruler or tape rule Tailor’s Chalk You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in here. If not, kindly register to view this content. You will also receive our numerous free tutorials, have access to download loads of free patterns, sewing tips and more.  

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How to sew an Elastic waistband

STEP 1: Cut Elastic Following the instructions for the pattern you are using, cut your elastic to fit the part of the body it is going around. For this example, I am using 1″ elastic for the waistband of a pair of pajama pants. The elastic is cut to fit my natural waist. Be sure to use the elastic type and size for your project as instructed by the pattern’s designer. You must be logged in to view this content. Already a member, please log in here. If not, kindly…

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