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Can I make a Party Dress in Two Days?

It’s Mr Sewaholic’s office Christmas Party tomorrow! And I realized earlier this week that I had absolutely nothing to wear. Now I know what you’re thinking – I’ve made lots of dresses this year, surely that can’t be true? Yes, I’ve made lots of summery dresses, but nothing winter-party appropriate. And the one purchased dress […]

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A Hand-Picked Zipper: Progress on the Picnic Dress

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m going to show you how I hand-picking a zipper, on my Picnic Dress. I used a combination of Gertie‚Äôs tutorial and my own experience, since I’ve handpicked a few zippers earlier this year. If you’re just joining us now, here are links to the first few posts on this dress: […]

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Sewing a Waist Stay in a Full-Skirted Dress

Today, I’m adding a waist stay to the Picnic Dress! A lot of you asked me how I did the grosgrain ribbon stay on the Twin Spruce Dress so I hope this post answers your questions! The last time I made this pattern, I followed the directions on the instruction sheet exactly which resulted in […]

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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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