Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Skirt | Storybook Pinafore | Tutorials

Storybook Pinafore & Potato Chip Skirt Mashup – Tutorial Tuesday

One of the most satisfying aspects of sewing is mashing patterns together to create something new.  This is especially true when I love certain aspects of the patterns and wish they existed together, but then I make it happen, which is even better!  I have to give design credit for today’s pattern mashup to my … Continue reading “Storybook Pinafore & Potato Chip Skirt Mashup – Tutorial Tuesday”

Daffodil Capris | Daydreamer Dress | Featured Patterns | Potato Chip Pants/Shorts | Tutorials

How to Sew a Ruffle Neck Top – Tutorial Tuesday

Today we have a fun and extremely simple little pattern hack for you.  These cute little ruffle tops seem to be everywhere right now, and they’re so easy to sew that it’s the perfect project for beginning sewists, and those with more sewing experience will be able to whip up lots of these in no … Continue reading “How to Sew a Ruffle Neck Top – Tutorial Tuesday”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 5 – Closures and Giveaway!

Get ready to see your finished Lemon Drop Dress – it’s the last day of our Lemon Drop sew-along! Today we’ll add the closures (and talk a little about what wonderful little gems KAMsnaps are) and finish any hemming steps you may have left. Or, you may be very quickly sewing up a whole Lemon … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 5 – Closures and Giveaway!”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 4 – Hi-Low and Maxi Hems

We’ve made it to Day 4 of Tie Dye Diva’s Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along, and your dresses are all looking so great!  We’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s progress and the variety of bodices and skirts.  You are all working so hard, and by the end of today we should have a mostly assembled Lemon Drop. … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 4 – Hi-Low and Maxi Hems”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs | Tutorials

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 3 – Placket, French Seams, and In-Seam Pockets

  We have made it to the halfway point of our sew-along!   We should now have our bodices complete (except for closures).  If you are just joining us, you can find the previous days’ posts below: Selecting Your Fabric Day 1 – Fitting and Pattern “hacks” Day 2 – Add on Flutters and Constructing … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 3 – Placket, French Seams, and In-Seam Pockets”

Lemon Drop Sew Along | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Sew Alongs

Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 1 – Fitting, Pattern ‘hacks’, Cutting the Fabric

We are so glad you’re joining us on Tie Dye Diva’s Lemon Drop Dress Pattern Sew-Along! I really enjoy the community and inspiration sew-alongs provide, not to mention the fun and camaraderie. As part of the sew-along we’re throwing in a few pattern add-ons or “hacks”, so even if you’ve sewn a pile of Lemon … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Sew Along Day 1 – Fitting, Pattern ‘hacks’, Cutting the Fabric”

Featured Patterns | La Tulipe

London Calling La Tulipe – Sewing with Cotton Lawn (on the Cali Fabrics blog)

We are blogging about sewing with cotton lawn (and swoon! crochet lace trim) over on the Cali Fabrics blog – come see the beautiful La Tulipe Dress Gina made with Robert Kaufman’s London Calling cotton lawn in Swirling Leaves and Flowers in pink and orange! (affiliate link with a coupon discount for you) She’ll tell … Continue reading “London Calling La Tulipe – Sewing with Cotton Lawn (on the Cali Fabrics blog)”

Featured Patterns | Jon and Janie Romper and Bubble | Knot or Not Headband

Simple Appliqué Tutorial – Tutorial Tuesday

Some of my favorite pictures are found in children’s books.  Their illustrations always make me think to myself, “Now wouldn’t this look so cute on fabric?”.  That is exactly what you have here with Maude Asbury’s upcoming new collection, Sweet Dreams for Blend Fabrics. It will be hitting your favorite quilt and online shops any day … Continue reading “Simple Appliqué Tutorial – Tutorial Tuesday”

Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Storybook Pinafore

The Storybook Pinafore Short Dress – Tutorial Tuesday

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m already crazy about chickens, owls, daisies, books, basically everything you see in the Garden Roost collection by Elizabeth Grubaugh for Blend Fabrics, so it was love at first sight!  When I saw this collection I knew I needed the perfect pattern to showcase these playful prints.  I … Continue reading “The Storybook Pinafore Short Dress – Tutorial Tuesday”

Featured Patterns | Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress | Tutorials

How to Sew French Seams – Tuesday Tutorial

In continuing with our seam finishing tutorials and making our clothing gorgeous on the inside too, I thought I would share with you another simple and lovely seam finish, the French seam.  If you would like to see our previous post on seam finishes, you can find them here at Quick Seam Finishes. French seams … Continue reading “How to Sew French Seams – Tuesday Tutorial”