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!
Day two of our sew-a-long and it's time to start sewing! First things first, make sure you change your needle to a stretch, jersey or ballpoint needle. I prefer to use my serger for most the construction, but if you don't have a serger, no problem, this can easily be done on a sewing machine. In ... Read More about Rose Ruffle sew-a-long Day 2!
Are you sewing a long with me and the rest of the M4M fb group?? I hope so :) Today we are assembling our pattern pieces, choosing our fabric, cutting out the pattern pieces and using the measurement chart to cut our neckband and sleeve ruffles. Here is a tutorial on how to assemble the 'no trim' ... Read More about Rose Ruffle sew-a-long Day 1!
Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year! I have not sewn ANYthing since November!! NOVEMBER!! We were so busy with preschool functions, traveling to visit family, the holidays AND I decided to rearrange my entire house....so the house is a wreck and I am missing my machines! I have several patterns ... Read More about New Year!