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Adding Topstitching to the Alma Blouse Neckline

Just for fun, I added a little topstitching to the neckline of the Alma Blouse. I knew how sheer the fabric was when I started, but it still bothers me a little that it’s so see-through, maybe topstitching will work as a distraction! Here’s how I did it: I sewed the first row of stitching, […]

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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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Crescent Sew-Along #21: Sewing the Zipper

Hey everyone! It’s a long weekend here, and it’s meant to be a sunny one too. Plenty of time to catch up on your sewing! (No, that’s not all I think about… well, not all the time.) Today I’ll show you how to sew in the zipper. We’ll take the facing-zipper unit we constructed yesterday, […]

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Understitching: A Step-By-Step Demo

Here’s another post for the beginners or semi-beginners out there – all about understitching! I was understitching the facings on the Picnic Dress and paused to take a few photos and write up this quick post. What is understitching? It’s a row of stitching, usually seen on the inside edge of a facing, that is […]

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