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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Techniques for Finishing a Partial Armscye

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  Many sewing patterns that include a yoke-style bodice are designed with a lined yoke and an unlined skirt or bottom portion, leaving the need for the bottom portion of the armscye (or ‘armhole’) to be finished. Tie Dye Diva pattern examples are The Butterfly Dress pattern, The Fair & Square Top and Dress pattern,…

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It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops

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Raise your hand if turning bias button loops scares you! ┬áIt’s intimidating for many seamstresses to try and turn such a narrow tube, but with a few tips and tries you’ll be turning button loop tubes like a pro, and enjoying the professional look that fabric loops give your garment. Rule for Success #1 -…

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