Archive | Sew-Alongs

Underlining the Lonsdale Dress

For the Lonsdale Sew-Along, you may want to underline or line your dress! Especially if you’re using a lovely, soft sheer fabric and don’t want to see the print through both layers of the bodice, or want a little coverage through the skirt. If your fabric is a light colour, even if it’s not lightweight, […]

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Lonsdale Sew-Along #5: Sewing the Bodice

Happy B.C. Day! Today we get to start sewing. I’m enjoying the day off, but I’ve prepared the first sewing post in advance for today. We’ll start at the top of our dress, sewing the bodice pieces first. As requested by many of you who have limited time to sew, or only get short periods […]

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Cutting Fabric Using a Crosswise Fold Layout

What’s a crosswise fold layout? All it means is that you’re folding the fabric width-wise instead of lengthwise. Instead of folding your fabric selvedges together forming a long narrow fold, you’re folding your fabric raw-edges together, forming a wider, shorter piece. Why would you need to use a crosswise fold layout? When you’re using really […]

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Lonsdale Sew-Along #3: My Fabric Choice

Here’s what I’ll be using for most of the Sew-Along posts – a pretty blue cotton fabric I bought back in August of last year! This print is small and dainty, but I think the styling of the Lonsdale Dress suits the print. How pretty would this dress be with a straw fedora? Red pumps? […]

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