Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Poppy sew-a-long! If you couldn't join us in real time, don't worry; the videos and blogs will stay up indefinitely, so you can access them any time through the blog our or Facebook group. My daughter always loves sew-a-longs because she's usually ... Read More about Poppy Sew-a-long: Winners!
HOW FABRIC CHOICE AFFECTS FIT Have you ever sewn up a garment only to be surprised that it doesn’t fit quite the same on you as you’ve seen on others? Does it feel too tight or too loose, or maybe it feels a little short or too long? Fabric choice has a lot to do with how a garment is going to fit ... Read More about Fabric Choice 101
Day 6: Today is our last sewing day! We just have to hem. You can also use today to topstitch your ruffle, if you'd like. We have some helpful tips on hemming and topstitching over here. Want to make coordinating hair accessories? My daughter still loves to wear bows and headbands, so I ... Read More about Poppy Sew-a-long: Day 6 – Hemming
Day 5: We're almost finished with our Poppys! Today, we are spacing and attaching our buttons. If you have an expandable sewing gauge, this is a perfect opportunity to use it! If not, no worries at all; you can use any hard measuring tool to space your buttons. If you're using a flat button, you ... Read More about Poppy Sew-a-long: Day 5 – Buttons
Day 4: We are nearing the end of the week already! Today we will sew up our skirt side seams, construct and attach our optional ruffle, and attach our bodice to our skirt. First, sew up those skirt side seams! If you added inseam pockets, remember not to sew straight down! I know that seems ... Read More about Poppy Sew-a-long: Day 4 – Skirt + Ruffle