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Pendrell Sew-Along #10: Underlining The Pendrell Blouse

If your fabric is sheer, you may want to underline your Pendrell Blouse. I know a lot of you are already planning to underline your blouses for the Sew-Along. You may wonder, what’s the difference between lining and underlining? Underlining is different from lining, in that it’s sewn to the main fabric as a backing. […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #5: Altering The Hip and Waist

Today, I’ll show you how to narrow the hip width on the Pendrell Blouse. It’s ironic, don’t you think, that I’m showing you how to un-pear-shape the blouse? That’s the great thing about sewing – you can adjust anything to fit your body no matter what your shape! What we’ll be doing today is the […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #4: Shortening the Blouse Length

Pendrell Sew-Along, day four! Are you dying to get started sewing already? Don’t worry, just a few more posts on pattern adjustments, and we’ll be cutting in no time. Just joining us? Here are links to the first three Sew-Along posts: Pendrell Sew-Along: Supply List, Schedule & Sew-Along Badge Pendrell Sew-Along #2: Prewashing your Fabric […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #3: Measuring and Choosing Your Size

Day three of the Pendrell Sew-Along! Today, we’re going to measure ourselves and choose our size. We’ll measure ourselves, compare the measurements to the pattern envelope sizes, and decide which cutting lines to follow. This is also a good time to see if you’ll want (or need) to make any adjustments or alterations to the […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #2: Prewashing your Fabric

Welcome to the Pendrell Sew-Along, Day 2! If you’re just joining us, here’s a link to the first sew-along post: January 10th: Pendrell Sew-Along: Supply List, Schedule & Sew-Along Badge Before we cut, let’s talk about pre-washing your fabric. Pre-washing is basically washing your fabric before you start sewing. That’s all there is to it! […]

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