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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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More Pretty Vintage Fabric

Look, more gorgeous vintage fabric purchases – aren’t these pieces pretty? With vintage fabric, it really is one-of-a-kind. If you say no to buying it today, it may not be there tomorrow! Which is so hard to resist. Hence, the lovely pieces below! Here’s a wonderful 1940’s floral cotton seersucker: And this one is a […]

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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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Next up: The Picnic Dress

It might not be picnic weather anymore – ok, not even close! But when it rolls around again next Spring, I have just the thing to wear. Inspired by Betty Draper’s pretty pink and white floral dress she wears to a picnic in season 2 of Mad Men, I’m making my own Picnic Dress! I’m […]

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Twin Spruce Dress: Inside Out

I had a few requests to see the inside of the Twin Spruce Dress, so here are some inside-out shots! It’s like school – ‘Show your work, Tasia!’ Although I agree, there are so many pretty projects on the internet, with beautiful photos, and sometimes I’m curious see how it all came together on the […]

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