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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...

Do Not Make This Tiered Skirt

Do Not Make This Tiered Skirt

Folks, I finally finished making my first tiered skirt! It was a royal pain in the ass. I am never doing it again. The final product looks pretty ...

How to Sew a French Seam

How to Sew a French Seam

Oh, French seam. My first true love. If you're looking for a neat, not-too-fussy way to seal off those raw edges, the French seam is for you! Fren...

How to Pink a Seam

How to Pink a Seam

Pinking! If you're looking for an authentic midcentury finish for your seam allowances, pinking is the way to go. Pinking shears as we know them ...