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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’s 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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Yes! 50′s Bolero Pattern, mine all mine

Is this not the coolest vintage 50’s bolero pattern you’ve ever seen? And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I write a post about boleros last week and finding the perfect topper for my growing vintage dress collection and look what popped up in my etsy shop feeds!? This! Instant love! It took me all […]

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Gathering an Edge Using Machine Stitches

A lot of you already know how to gather, so this post is for the beginners out there. I was about to gather the skirt for the Picnic Dress and thought – wait a moment, this is a great technique to add to the Sewtionary! So here’s how to gather using machine stitches. There are […]

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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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Finishing Simplicity 3965

Ok, enough daydreaming about sewing tools and sewing books under the Christmas tree – and back to the Simplicity vintage dress! If you’re just joining this series of posts, here are the first few posts: This is what the muslin is for! How to make a muslin for a dress bodice Altering the Dress Bodice: […]

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