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Lonsdale Sew-Along #15: Hemming

Hurrah! We’re almost finished our Lonsdale Dresses. All that’s left is a little hemming! Today I’ll show you how to hem the dress. You can hem it any way you like! Sew a blind hem by hand, or sew a machine-stitched hem if you don’t mind the stitch line showing. For my project, I’m applying […]

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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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Lonsdale Sew-Along #13: Sewing the Skirt to Bodice

Hey, everyone! Today we’ll attach our skirt to the bodice. You’ll be able to see the dress come together! We’ll sew the waistband to the skirt sections, connecting the top and bottom of our dress. After this, you can pin it on your dress form and see how the finished dress will look! Need to […]

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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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