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Page Dress - Sewing Tucks

Page Dress - Sewing Tucks

Well hello! I'm writing this post on sewing tucks in relation to my latest sewing pattern, the Page Dress, but this technique can be used to jazz up any other sewing project.   The Page Dress is a versatile sewing pattern with plenty of options to customize the look. It has subtle cutaway armholes and a high neckline. The following two views are just some of the style options, but it’s super easy to mix and match the design features. There are in-seam pockets, button stands, tucks, splits or can be left as a classic shift dress. The pattern is available in...

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Sewing a Placket : Cornell Shirt

Sewing a Placket : Cornell Shirt

Hey mates. This placket tutorial relates to my Cornell Shirt pattern, but can be used in any other shirt pattern if you like this particular method and template. The following photos show the sleeve placket, but if you sew View A of the shirt (which has a longer placket on the front of the shirt), the method is the same. Let's go. Cut out the sleeve plackets and interfacing pieces for the placket. The Cornell Shirt involves separate pattern pattern pieces for the interfacing.  As this is a casual shirt, I'd recommend a lightweight iron on interfacing. You don't want...

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Dye-ries: Yellow

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Dye-ries: Yellow

Welcome to my first post in a series of blog posts I’m calling my 'Dye-ries’. As this very average pun suggests, it’s all about dyeing. Botanical dyeing, to be more specific. Each post will feature a different colour. Today I'm focusing on yellow ...sometimes a very loose interpretation of yellow depending on what kind of magic the mordants have worked. Before I get stuck in, let me say this isn’t an instructional series. It's a visual documentation of my sampling process of various natural dyes and how they react on different natural fibres with a selection of mordants.  If you'd...

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Maynard Dress - Sew-along

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Maynard Dress - Sew-along

Hey folks, this is a post for anyone who's purchased the Maynard Dress and wants a little extra visual info! I wouldn't recommend using this blog post in place of the PDF instructions - as the PDF is filled with clear, easy to understand line drawings. Consider this post supplementary! If you haven't already checked out the blog post on cutting out the Maynard Dress - you can find it here. I've used gorgeous fabric from The Fabric Store for this sew-along. I wish I'd checked the fibre content when I was at the shop so I could let everyone know...

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Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Maynard Dress - Cutting Out

Well hello there, I assume you are reading this because you've purchased the Maynard Dress - so thank you! I hope you enjoy the process of making up a zero-waste dress. This blog post is to supplement the instructions provided with the pattern - please make sure you've read the instructions carefully before starting! If you haven't already purchased the pattern - you can get it here. Let's do this.  Follow the Printing and Assembling document within the pattern files to help you get your paper pattern together. I've used the two A0 copy shop files, which still require assembling...

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