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Sewing the Davie Dress Neckline

The construction of the Davie Dress is pretty simple. The only part that may seem unusual is the neckline binding! Today I’ll show you how the Davie Dress neckline is sewn. I chose a fabric for the Davie tutorial that has a distinct right and wrong side, to make it easy to follow. (And also because it’ll make […]

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Making a Collar Stand Template

To get a really nice collar stand, the stitching around the centre front corner needs to be perfect. Each side needs to be exactly the same, too! One way to get nice results is to make a collar stand template. Here was my first attempt at sewing the collar stand: Yeah, no. Not good enough […]

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Shirtmaking: How to Glue-Baste

Glue-basting is awesome! It feels like cheating, but if David Page Coffin recommends it then it can’t be wrong. I used his book Shirtmaking for the construction of my Liberty-print Granville Shirt and one of the things in it is glue-basting. I thought I’d talk about it in detail as it will come up again […]

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