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Best Sewing Blogs - Madalynne - A Sewing Blog. In 2014, I hosted the first Sewing Blogs Awards as a way to highlight the incredible sewists who put so much time and effort into sharing what they make, and to provide a resource/list of current sewing blogs, bloggers and companies according to skill, personality and category all in one place.

Best Sewing Blogs - Madalynne - A Sewing Blog

Even though we are all winners, these sewists get extra recognition. I’m really thrilled that I was able to do this for the 3rd year in a row, and that this year had the most responses to date. This contest was only as good as you made it, so your votes and (sewing) community outreach was so much appreciated. So how did it go down? In the beginning of January 2016, readers submitted their picks for the categories below. To switch things up this year, top winners received a prize. As an added surprise, 5 top winners (picked at random) also received sample yardage from Nooteboom Textiles, a major fabric wholesaler, specifically for women, children and home decor.

Enjoy! 7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Maddie's magical natural dye dress / Create / Enjoy. A truly special ethereal custom-dyed holiday dress as part of my series, 7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses!

7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Maddie's magical natural dye dress / Create / Enjoy

Today Maddie from Madalynne tells us about the gorgeous dress she made with natural dye and simple lines. Women's Boho Clothing & Bohemian Fashion. Long Hooded Cloak Pattern {FREE} To save you from endless pattern assembly the cape pattern piece doubles as the back piece and the front pieces (yay for saving trees).

Long Hooded Cloak Pattern {FREE}

However this means that you need to do a couple of different things when you cut out the pattern. How to Make a Rolled Hem with Your Sewing Machine. There's always a certain amount of hemming and hawing about having to hem.

How to Make a Rolled Hem with Your Sewing Machine

Just about every project you do includes some sort of a hem, and there are so many techniques from which to choose. There is the simple double-turn hem, blind hem, faced hem, covered hem, taped hem, curved hem, single hem, narrow hem, cuffed hem, and bias hem. Then there are all the special hemming techniques for certain fabric types, such as leather, fur or lace, as well as projects with scalloped edges or pleats. Whew! But with even with these choices, there is one particular type of hem we receive more questions about than any of the others: the rolled hem. Not to be confused with a narrow hem, the rolled hem is created using a special sewing machine foot, in our case: Janome’s Hemmer foot. As with all areas of sewing, you must always consider the type of fabric you’re sewing. You've seen rolled hems on all kinds of items. In our example, we are using a woven cotton fabric that is easy to press. Understitching: The Secret to Perfectly Sewn Necklines! Collarless necklines come in many forms.

Understitching: The Secret to Perfectly Sewn Necklines!

Some come up close to the neck, like a jewel or round neckline, while others are more revealing, like a V-neck or bateau-style neckline. But no matter the shape, these garment necklines all share one thing in common: In order for them to look just right, the facings that finish them must turn ever so slightly below the neckline edge. As a sewing instructor, I amazed at how many of my students have never heard of understitching. They don’t know what it is, how to execute the technique or the role it plays in achieving a beautifully smooth and well turned neckline. But this technique is one of those essential sewing techniques every sewer should know! What is understitching? Understitching is that line of stitching that appears on the facing less than 1/16” from the neckline seam on the underside of the garment.

7 Days of Holiday Party Dresses: Maddie's magical natural dye dress / Create / Enjoy. A cuppa and a catch up. Sew Iconic: Liz Gregory: 9781607104421: Books. Making a picnic dress. Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress.

Making a picnic dress

It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them.

For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other. How to make the Pretty Woman dress. It's the brown and white polka dot polo dress that cemented Julia Roberts' status as "one classy lady" on 90s smash hit movie Pretty Woman.

How to make the Pretty Woman dress

Now wannabe designers can re-create the dress in DIY fashion using a step-by-step guide and diagrams in the genius new dress book Sew Iconic (A&C Black). The design bible is a veritable Aladdin's Cave of dressmaker tips, showing creative types how to make 10 classic Hollywood dresses from material sourcing to cutting, sewing and finishing touches. In this exclusive extract, author Liz Gregory shows Stylist readers how to make the Pretty Woman design, "one of the simplest dresses to make and a perfect project for the inexperienced dress maker.

" Needles at the ready as you find out more, below... How to make blouse dori. Chandler Top – Hackwith Design House. Women's Chic V-Neck Sleeveless Asymmetrical Dress (BLACK,XL)

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Table of Contents. GLOSSARY. Sewing with Confidence - The Sewing Coach. Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall in 'Popeye,' 1980 - Photos - Remembering the life and career of Robin Williams. Easy2Stitch. How to Stitch Kotori Blouse with Dori Neck & Dori Sleeves? How to Stitch Kotori Blouse with Dori Neck & Dori Sleeves?

How to Stitch Kotori Blouse with Dori Neck & Dori Sleeves?

First take the following measures: A = Length (shoulder to waist) + 2 in B = (Breadth - Chest circumference + 6 in) divided by 4 C = (Shoulder +2 in) divide by 2 D = Front neck 5 in or your wish, back neck 6inch or your wish E = 3 to 3.5 in F = E-1.25 in (Max E-1.5 in) G = Sleeve length + 2 in H = Sleeve Circumference + 2 in Step 1:- First do the marking on the paper and do the cutting of it. Step 2:- Now fold your cloth and keep it on the cloth mark and cut it. when you will cut the paper make one piece big (see the figure).This piece you have to use for cutting. Step 3:- First take your back side piece seeing the figure do the cutting of back neck, Now take the cross piece and make the dori. Keep the cutting of the paper pieces and do the marking and cutting of the cloth. Back Piece Author: Mrs. Wecome to 1080plus beta 160313. How to Make Underwear. Hello, lovelies!

How to Make Underwear

Welcome to part two of my tutorial, the first being How to Make a Soft Bra . This time I’ll be showing you how to make underwear, thus completing your set. I apologize for the terrible photographs, I’m working out of a tiny dorm room and don’t have a lot in terms of studio space, so bear with me! How to make maharani blouse with high neck. How to make maharani blouse with high neck In this video, i would be showing the MAHARANI BLOUSE – EASY CUTTING, SEWING AND DESIGNING – DIY for Beginners.

How to make maharani blouse with high neck

Using the Basic Pattern of the Princess cut model , i would be preparing the high neck for the front panel with 3/4th sleeves and high neck back panel with circle, hook and eye strap , dori with hangings…. I have given the detailed explanation for preparing front and back panel with 3/4th sleeves, how to cut and sew follow the simple instructions mentioned in the video and u just sew your own designer MAHARANI blouse……….. Required Materials Raw silk fabric- optional…..1 mt Golden lace.

Easy2Stitch: How to Stitch Kotori Blouse with Dori Neck & Dori Sleeves?