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Sewing Inspiration for the Picnic Dress

Sewing Inspiration for the Picnic Dress

Howdy y'all! So psyched to see your amazing response to the newest Lila + June pattern, the Picnic Dress. We've got patterns heading out all over ...

It's here! Introducing the Picnic Dress Sewing Pattern

It's here! Introducing the Picnic Dress Sewing Pattern

If you have a curvier figure, you know how rare it is to find a shelf bust dress that fits, let alone one that flatters your shape and supports yo...

How to do a Rolled Hem or Rolled Edge

How to do a Rolled Hem or Rolled Edge

Called a rolled hem or rolled edge, this two-fold finishing technique is the neatest way to finish raw edges when you don't have access to a serge...

#mmmay Roundup, Part 2

#mmmay Roundup, Part 2

Friends, we have reached the end of Me Made May! Woohoo! It's been awesome getting to see everyone's makes... and to learn about new-to-me sewing ...

#mmmay18 Roundup, Part 1

#mmmay18 Roundup, Part 1

We're halfway through Me Made May, which means unless you have a full wardrobe of me-made garments, you're probably starting to scramble a bit. I ...

What I'm doing for Me Made May 2018

What I'm doing for Me Made May 2018

You guys! It's here! This probably makes me a giant dork, but I look forward to Me Made May all year. I love getting to nerd out with fellow sewis...

How to add a gathered sleeve to your Sweetheart Dress

How to add a gathered sleeve to your Sweetheart Dress

Want to add some sweet 50s-style sleeves to your strapless bodice? Need a bit more back coverage than a halter neck provides? Read on to turn your...

How to draft a gathered sleeve for a strapless bodice

How to draft a gathered sleeve for a strapless bodice

Looking to make a quick pattern for a vintage-style gathered sleeve? This is the tutorial for you! If you're here to add a gathered sleeve to your...

Pattern Hacks: Turning the Sweetheart Dress into the Favorite Dress

Pattern Hacks: Turning the Sweetheart Dress into the Favorite Dress

If you've been wanting to make yourself a Favorite Dress, this is the post for you! TL;DR: the Sweetheart Dress IS the Favorite Dress. I know. The...

How to hem a circle skirt

How to hem a circle skirt

The hem of a circle skirt is curved, which can make hemming it tricky. This rolled or folded hem is my favorite way to hem a circle skirt. It does...

How to draft a circle skirt

How to draft a circle skirt

  This circle skirt tutorial (and circle skirt calculator!) shows you how to draft a pattern piece for a full circle skirt.   Circle skirts are one...

Adjustable Spaghetti Strap Tutorial

Adjustable Spaghetti Strap Tutorial

This tutorial is my tried-and-true way to make a flat adjustable spaghetti strap. I promise it will fill your heart with joy and your dresses with...