Reversible Baby Dress Pattern – answering FAQs!

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Our Perfect A Line Dress pattern for baby is Tie Dye Diva’s top-selling pattern on Etsy year after year. It’s beginner friendly, low on fabric needs, and reversible so you get two dresses from one sew! I get two questions most frequently about this pattern (and its big sister pattern, Perfect A Line Dress for…

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Open Back Lemon Drop Top

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Summers are perfect for being carefree and creative!  That’s just what my girl did here when she grabbed some fabric and began adding rubber bands and fabric dye with reckless youthful abandon.  When we pulled it out of the wash, I knew I had to make something special for her with her own personalized fabric, and…

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How to Make Roll Up Pants or Shorts using Potato Chip or any Pattern

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What’s better than making something for our kids that’s not only practical, but versatile and fashionable too?!  I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve had to roll up my kids’ pants or shorts, only to have them fall right back down.  Well today we’re solving that issue by showing you how…

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Lemon Drop Dress Hack – Hi-Low and Maxi Hems

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If you’re making a hi-low hem, read our first section below. We’ll show you how to draft your hi-low hem facings and finish this type of hem. If you are sewing a maxi length, skip to Maxi Hems further down in the post for some pointers. If you’re sticking with the standard Lemon Drop pattern…

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Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2 – Add on Flutters, Constructing the Bodice

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Welcome to Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2! You’ll need the Lemon Drop Dress Pattern for Girls and the free Universal Flutter Sleeve pattern. Today we’ll construct the bodice and add the optional flutters to the straps. It’s really easy to add this sweet touch and shoulder coverage, let’s go! Day 1’s post instructs…

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How to Make an Unlined Perfect A-Line Dress

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I love sewing reversible dresses and other reversible garments! You get two looks for the ‘price’ of one, plus a tidy, all-seams-enclosed finish that means no hemming and no seam finishing. Our popular Perfect A-Line Dress pattern for Girls and Perfect A-Line Dress pattern for Baby are great examples of a fully reversible dress that…

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How to Sew a Hem Facing

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Sewing a hem facing is an alternative to turning a hem on a garment. It adds a special touch and is useful for lengthening an existing dress or top, or when you are sewing a garment and have alllllmost enough fabric but are a little short. It also makes hemming A-line tops and dresses simple…

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Easy Placket Tutorial – Avoiding the Continuous Lap Placket (if you must!)

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Today we have an easy placket tutorial for you. We’ve done a few continuous lap placket tutorials here for the skirt portion of a dress or back of a top. I love them! Some people don’t. So here’s a way to do a very simple alternative to the placket.  It’s not my preferred method because…

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How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial

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Got a little princess determined to be Elena of Avalor for Halloween? You can use our Daydreamer Dress pattern as a good starting point! Elena’s signature dress has a neckline ruffle, an ankle-length layered skirt with a ruffle-edged cutaway and a slim waist with a gold belt. (If you want to get technical, Elena’s dress…

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Free Heart Pocket Tutorial featuring The Storybook Pinafore Sewing Pattern

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For this Late for a Date blog hop, we chose two of our patterns that suit the Wonderland collection perfectly. First we made an Easy Peasy Peasant dress from the adorable pocket watch print Late for a Date in Blue and paired it with a solid white Storybook Pinafore made using the Cross Back Modification…

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