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 […]

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

A-Line Dress Sew A Long

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

The A-Line Dress Sew-A-Long

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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The A-Line Dress – Fabric Suggestions

Hello! Here at The Avid Seamstress we are SO excited about the release of our latest pattern. We’re hoping you all feel the same and are desperate to get sewing your own version! If you haven’t got your hands on this gorgeous pattern simply click on the type of pattern (printed or digital) you want above! […]

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OUR NEW PATTERN – THE A-LINE DRESS – HAS ARRIVED!

                  OUR NEW PATTERN, THE A-LINE DRESS, IS HERE AND SHE’S GORGEOUS!  We are so excited to announce that our latest pattern, The A-Line Dress, has arrived and is now available to purchase as a printed sewing pattern or digital file. Simply click on your preferred option and […]

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The Sheath Dress – Pattern Hack

We’ve been hacking our Sheath Dress pattern and are ready to share some ideas with you! This dress is such a good base to add your own personal style! For this pattern hack we are doing a few things: Cutting the back and front on the fold – ie no zip at the back Removing the […]

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Making adjustments – The Sheath Dress

Looking more closely at our patterns, we are going to zoom in on each one for the next few weeks and show you how to make fit adjustments and even some fab pattern hack ideas!                                         […]

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Sewing Techniques – Sewing 101

There seems to be so much sewing jargon and often sewing pattern companies  assume you know your selvage from your grainline and what RS means! We’ve compiled an A-Z of sewing terms, pattern and illustration key explanations to put it all in one place for you plus we’ll update it whenever we have something new […]

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Tracing Sewing Patterns

    When you buy a sewing pattern it usually comes with a few sizes all printed on top of each other. Once you find your size you would cut it out straight from the pattern sheet but what if you tend to go up and down in sizes or have a gorgeous children’s pattern that […]

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Washi Tape Pattern Weights

Once you have seen how quick and easy these washi tape pattern weights are, you will simply need to have them in your life! All you need are some heavy duty metal washers and some washi tape. We used galvanized (finished) washers that were just under 4.5cm in diameter and 2mm thick and then just […]

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Guest Blogger – Anna from Let’s Get Sewing – makes The Day Dress

Anna, a blogger who writes her own sewing blog called Let’s Get Sewing, is such an inspiration to us! She is 14 and super talented! This girl sews like a dream!! She reminds us of our sewing youth and we have fallen in love with her style and lovely way. We sent her The Day Dress […]

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To Toile Or Not To Toile?

Hello! We would like to introduce you to something called “toiling”…… no, we aren’t going to stop sewing and start gardening… .. we are going to show you how you can get the perfect size garment so that when you come to measuring and finding the right size you know where you can make adjustments. […]

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Our Digital Patterns have arrived!

DIGITAL PATTERNS

Fallen in love with our patterns and want them right now without having to wait for the postman? We are so excited to announce that you can now purchase The Sheath Dress, The Day Dress and The Raglan Adult Dress as digital patterns! What is a Digital Pattern? Digital patterns are PDF files that you […]

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