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A Wintery Chantilly

I made another Chantilly Dress! It’s getting a little too cold outside for this dress, but that doesn’t matter. I can layer it up and when summer comes around again, I’ll have a new dress in the rotation. I made this on the same day as the lace underwear. The big plan was to go […]

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Marie’s Alma Blouse

Marie from the blog A Sewing Odyssey has a thing for collars, so it worked out well to have her pattern-test the Alma Blouse! Yes, that’s a swiss dot on the collar! What a great idea. I always think of solid contrasts in flat, plain fabric but there’s no reason why you can’t pick something […]

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Debbie’s Alma Blouse

Want to see more Alma Blouse projects, especially the long-sleeved version? You got it! Debbie who blogs at Sew I Think I Can Sew picked View C for her pattern testing blouse. What I like about Debbie’s blouse was her fabric choice. It’s the sort of fabric that says ‘summer dress’ to me, but I […]

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Bird and Flower Alma Blouse

Last week I demonstrated a few tips for sewing the Alma Blouse. Today, I’m showing off the finished blouse! Will the facings be visible through the sheer fabric, once the blouse is worn? We’ll see! A little, yes. You can still see the facings through the semi-sheer fabric. If you’re making this blouse in a […]

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Sewing Facings in Sheer Fabric

I had enough of the bird-and-flower print left over after making the bird-and-flower Cambie Dress to make a second project! (Don’t you love it when that happens?) Luckily the Alma Blouse (View A) doesn’t require a lot of fabric, and would look pretty in a vintage-inspired floral print. When I started making this blouse, a […]

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