Adding tulle to ANY pattern can really make it special! Plus, what little girl doesn't LOVE a puffy tulle skirt??? Best off, it's simple and tulle is very affordable, yay! It can be a LITTLE tricky to work with, but like anything, practice, and a lot of patience in this case, is all it takes. Here I ... Read More about How to add a tulle over skirt to any pattern
Here is a QUICK tutorial on how to use fold over elastic OR FOE! You can use this on my new Emma pattern in place of the lingerie elastic or the clean band option. FOE is widely available and inexpensive, so it is a good alternative to the lingerie elastic if you can't find the right color or ... Read More about FOE (fold over elastic) Tutorial
Horay it's the last day!! Here is day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4 if you are catching up. Today we are attaching our neck band. Neck bands can be tricky for a few reasons. One is ALL knit fabrics are different. If you are new to knits it can be tricky to decipher what knit to buy and how to gauge the ... Read More about Rose Ruffle sew-a-long Day 5!
Are you catching up today?? If so day 1, day 2 and day 3 can be found there. We are hemming our shirt today! The most important step in hemming if you don't want a wonky, stretched out hem is to stabilize it before stitching. You can use hem tape or knit interfacing for this. I prefer hem tape ... Read More about Rose Ruffle sew-a-long Day 4!
Today we are adding our sleeve ruffles and sewing up a side seam in preparation for tomorrows hemming. If you want to add MORE ruffles here is a quick tutorial. First decide how many ruffles you want. I decided I wanted 3....and then added one more layer of lace to the very top! I did not want to ... Read More about Rose Ruffle sew-a-long Day 3!