Archive | August, 2011

Lonsdale Sew-Along #14: Sewing the Zipper

Are you getting excited about finishing your dress? I sure am! Today we’ll put in the zipper. You get to try on your dresses, yay! If you need to catch up, here are links to the earlier Sew-Along posts: Lonsdale Sew-Along #1: Supply List and Schedule Lonsdale Sew-Along #2: Fabric Recommendations Lonsdale Sew-Along #3: My […]

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Seam Finishes: Bound Edges

Before we put in the zipper in our Lonsdale Dresses, we’ll need to finish the edges somehow. If you have a serger, this step is easy! If not, here is a really tidy, clean way to finish off your centre back seam allowances. You can zigzag, you can turn-and-stitch, or you can bind the edges […]

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How to Slipstitch

In case slipstitching is new to you, here’s a quick step-by-step demo on how slipstitch! In order to secure the inner waistband to the dress, we’re going to slipstitch it in place. This is a nearly-invisible hand stitch, often used when there’s a folded edge to sew invisibly in place. You’ll see this stitch used […]

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Seam Finishes: Turned and Stitched

Earlier today, I did a turned-and-stitched seam finish on my Lonsdale Dress. I’ll show you how I did it, breaking it down step-by-step with photos. This is a really tidy seam finish for stable fabrics like cotton. If your fabric presses well and holds a crease, this is a good solution for finishing the edges! […]

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Lonsdale Sew-Along #12: Sewing the Skirt

One step closer! This dress is really fast to sew. Once you’ve made it once, you’ll be able to whip up another one in no time! Today we’ll sew the skirt. I’m sewing this dress without a serger again, just like I did with the Crescent sew-along. If you have a serger, feel free to […]

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Lonsdale Sew-Along #11: Sewing the Pockets

Pocket time! These pockets will look really familiar if you made the Crescent Skirt, or if you followed the Crescent Sew-Along. The construction is the same although the pocket shape is slightly different. (Click here to read the pocket sewing steps from the Crescent Sew-Along!) Today we’ll construct the whole pocket, and repeat for the […]

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