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Make Yourself a Topstitching & Edgestitching Cheat Sheet

On a project like the Granville Shirt, there’s a lot of topstitching and edgestitching. If you’re using a very small stitch length, like I am, you certainly want to avoid unpicking at all costs. Here’s what I did – I made a topstitching and edgestitching cheat sheet! It’s just a scrap of paper where I […]

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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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Coming Up: Shirtmaking Tips and Tutorials

The Granville Shirt patternĀ isĀ one of my all-time favourites and a pattern I plan to sew many times for myself! Coming up, I’m putting together some shirtmaking tips. I took a ton of photos when sewing my Liberty-print Granville Shirt and thought I would write up some tutorials on the tricky parts. It’s not a sew-along […]

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Finishing Armholes with Bias Tape

Hey, everyone! In the comments of this post (Bird-print Peplum Top: Burda 6977) Angela wanted to see how the armholes were finished. So I thought I’d demonstrate it. Like most things in sewing, it’s easier to explain in photographs rather than just with words. I did deviate from the instructions a little so I’ll show […]

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