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The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – Final Day – Completion of Dress!

  A big hello to you! It’s our final week of The A-Line Dress sew-a-long – you made it! After this your A-Line Dress will be finished and ready to take out on the town. As before, if you are only just joining us you can catch up at any point. If you haven’t got the pattern you can buy your version here and join our Sew-A-Long: Need some fabric inspiration? We’ve sourced some gorgeous options for this pretty dress – have a look here! If you’ve just joined us you can catch up here: The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long Start…

A-Line Dress Sew A Long

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – Shoulder Seams, Facing, Pockets,

Welcome back! Your A-Line Dress should be taking shape nicely! Today we’re jumping in and doing a lot so we hope your sewing machine is ready! We’ll be joining the dress at the shoulder seams, and constructing, attaching, under-stitching and finishing the neck facing. Then, we we be moving to the skirt; attaching the pockets and joining the skirt to the bodice. As before, if you are only just joining us you can catch up at any point. If you haven’t got the pattern you can buy your version here and join our Sew-A-Long: Need some fabric inspiration? We’ve sourced…

Our A-Line Sew-A-Long continues on Sunday 4 June

We’re at the Sewmance Festival today so will be picking up our A-Line Sew-A-Long tomorrow, Sunday 4 June! If you’ve just joined us you can catch up here: The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long Start Layplans, fabric, pinning and cutting Overlocking and final preparation Darts, Back Bodice & Invisible Zip Still haven’t got the pattern? Buy your version here and join our Sew-A-Long: Need some fabric inspiration? We’ve sourced some gorgeous options for this pretty dress – have a look here! See you tomorrow! Lisa, The Avid Seamstress  

Day Dress Pattern Hack Pleated Skirt

The Day Dress Pattern Hack – Pleated Skirt

We love our Day Dress so much and think it’s such a flattering fit with the gathered waist but since we saw Gerda’s pleated skirt version we have been dying to try it! In fact, we loved her version so much she won our Avid Seamstress of the month competition in January! Planning our outfit for the Sewmance Festival this weekend (Saturday 3 June) we had a nosy in our fabric stash and decided to finally use this gorgeous cotton lawn fabric that we’ve been holding on to for awhile! We knew we had to make The Day Dress in this…

The Sheath Dress made by Miriam

Making The Sheath Dress by Miriam

We found Miriam on Instagram – her amazing style kept on grabbing our attention and we always found ourselves pausing on her pics! We just knew we had to send her one of our patterns to see what she would do with it. Of course, she has blown us away with her version of The Sheath Dress. We are handing over to Miriam to take you through her “Making The Sheath Dress” Making The Sheath Dress by Miriam When Lisa from The Avid Seamstress asked me to try one of their patterns and write a blog post about it, I…

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – Darts, Back Bodice & Invisible Zip

Welcome back! We have been looking forward to today and we can’t wait to get started sewing the gorgeous A-Line Dress today! Still haven’t got the pattern? Buy your version here and join our Sew-A-Long: Need some fabric inspiration? We’ve sourced some gorgeous options for this pretty dress – have a look here! If you’ve just joined us you can catch up here: The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long Start Layplans, fabric, pinning and cutting Overlocking and final preparation Today we are covering DARTS and the INVISIBLE ZIP. If this is the first time you are putting an invisible zip in to…

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – Overlocking & Final Preparation

It’s been a busy afternoon preparing our A-Line Dress for sewing. If you have just joined us you’ll find what we’ve been up to here: The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long Start Still haven’t got the pattern? Buy your version here and join our Sew-A-Long: Need some fabric inspiration? We’ve sourced some gorgeous options for this pretty dress – have a look here! NOTCHES / DARTS Once you have cut out your pattern, instead of cutting your notches we like to mark them with a coloured pencil on the inside of the garment. We find that, this way, if you are going…

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – layplans, fabric, pinning and cutting

… you ready to start pinning your pieces and cutting them out? Exciting! If you have just joined us head over to the start of our sew-a-long and catch up – we’re not rushing ahead and you can join at any point! Have you worked with a layplan before? The purpose of a layplan is to show you how to lay the pattern pieces on to the fabric to use the fabric in the most economical way and reduce wastage. It’s important to note that there are a few things that can affect how you work with the layplan so…

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long Starts Today

We’ve been counting down the days to make this gorgeous dress with you! We hope you’ve got your pattern and are ready to start making The A-Line Dress with us! If you’re sharing your pics with us on social media use the hashtag #sewingthealine or sewingthea-linedress and tag us @theavidseamstress so we can follow what you are making! If you haven’t bought your pattern yet or need some inspiration for fabric you can always do that (click below) and come back here when you are ready! BUY THE PATTERN NOW BUY THE DIGITAL PATTERN NOW I NEED FABRIC INSPIRATION Let’s get started! PREPARATION, PREPARATION…

Getting you ready for The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long – 20th May

Hey there seamstresses! We hope you love our recently released A-Line Dress sewing pattern as much as we do. To celebrate it in true style we’ve decided to do a week by week sew-a-long for our lovely customers to follow. It begins on 20th May and we hope you’ll join us and that the process of making your very own beautiful A-line dress will be all the more enjoyable because of it. We plan to split the sew-a-long into four weeks, giving you manageable chunks to go through each week. Plus you get to ask questions and share your experience along…