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 | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2 – Add on Flutters, Constructing the Bodice

Welcome to Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2! Today we’ll construct the bodice and add the optional flutters to the straps. It’s really easy to add this sweet touch and shoulder coverage, let’s go! Day 1’s post instructs adding an additional 1/4″ seam allowance along both long edges of your strap pieces to make … Continue reading “Lemon Drop Dress Sew Along Day 2 – Add on Flutters, Constructing the Bodice”

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”

Daffodil Top Pattern | Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Potato Chip Pants/Shorts | Potato Chip Skirt

Quick Seam Finishes – Tutorial Tuesday

If you’re anything like me, then you want your handmade clothing to look as pretty on the inside as it does on the outside.  Finishing your seams doesn’t need to take a long time, but it’s definitely worth that extra effort to keep them from unraveling!  Today I’m going to share with you a few … Continue reading “Quick Seam Finishes – Tutorial Tuesday”

Featured Patterns | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | Opal Knit Tunic and Dress | Tutorials

Opal and Garnet Pattern Mash Up

I enjoy mashing patterns together, dreaming up the possibilities of what can be made.  Getting the most out of a pattern, personalizing it, and making it our own is why we sew, right?  Today we have a very simple but exciting mash up for you! Our first mash up pattern is The Garnet Dress, Top, … Continue reading “Opal and Garnet Pattern Mash Up”

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Free Kitty Cat Pocket Pattern and Tutorial

A lot of people spied our adorable kitty pocket on last week’s New York Minute Dress peplum tutorial! How about we show you how to make them, and give you a free downloadable pocket pattern too. Kitty Pocket Tutorial First, download the free pocket pattern piece: .  Then print at 100% or to your personal … Continue reading “Free Kitty Cat Pocket Pattern and Tutorial”

Featured Patterns | free tutorial | Garnet Dress, Top and Skirt | Tutorials

How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace

The moment I saw the pink colorway of the Panda-rama collection by Maude Asbury for Blend Fabrics, I knew the Garnet Dress, Skirt and Top pattern for Girls would be perfect to showcase these playful prints.  The pattern is available in sizes 12 months – 10 years and includes the dress pattern with knit bodice … Continue reading “How to Make A Fabric Bead Necklace”