I’m gearing up to 2018! One of my favorite parts of my job is traveling and teaching dressmaking to like-minded ladies. Here’s what I have planned so far for next year; I will update as I add events. February 23rd: Hyattsville MD One-Day Circle Skirt Workshop at Three Little Birds. Details here! February 24th and […]
Final post, everyone! All that’s left at this point is the hem. Just like you did for the casings, you’re going to guide stitch around the hem using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitching through just a single layer. Next, turn up the hem along the guide stitching so that the stitching is just turned to […]
We have inserted the elastic into the neckline and sleeve casings but have not sewn it permanently yet. We’ll adjust the fit if needed, then stitch the elastic in place permanently.
I’m so excited to be coming back to Australia! Here are details for my events and workshops. Social Events Brisbane October 19th, 6:00-8:00 pm. Meet & Greet at Spotlight Stores Indooroopilly. *Come dressed in your best Gertie-inspired outfit and the winner (chosen by yours truly) gets a $100 Spotlight voucher! Perth October 27th, 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet […]
Time to put in your sleeves and create those lovely elastic casings!
I personally like to use an invisible zipper foot. However, many swear by using a regular zipper foot, and there are plenty of tutorials on line for that method.
It’s finally time to really start sewing! We’re going to do steps 1-5, which will get us all the way to inserting the zipper.
Take a good look at the cutting layouts before you start. This blouse doesn’t take much fabric (hallelujah!) and the cutting layouts were designed to minimize your fabric usage.
Are you ready to get started on your Rita Blouse? One of the most important steps in making this blouse is analyzing your body measurements versus the Size Chart and the Finished Measurement Chart.
No tools required! Create a vintage-style fabric covered button in no time at all. I love covered buttons for both function and decoration. (The one above is just a sleeve detail set over a flat bow. Cute!) First, use the pattern on the back of the covered button kit to cut out a circle of […]