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How to Make an Unlined Perfect A-Line Dress

I love sewing reversible dresses and other reversible garments! You get two looks for the ‘price’ of one, plus a tidy, all-seams-enclosed finish that means no hemming and no seam finishing. Our popular Perfect A-Line Dress pattern for Girls and Perfect A-Line Dress pattern for Baby are great examples of a fully reversible dress that … Continue reading “How to Make an Unlined Perfect A-Line Dress”

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How to Sew a Hem Facing

Sewing a hem facing is an alternative to turning a hem on a garment. It adds a special touch and is useful for lengthening an existing dress or top, or when you are sewing a garment and have alllllmost enough fabric but are a little short. It also makes hemming A-line tops and dresses simple … Continue reading “How to Sew a Hem Facing”

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How to Sew a Blind Hem (on Fabric.com blog)

We at Tie Dye Diva are SO excited to be the very first featured contributor on the brand-new Fabric.com blog! Today we’re over there showing you step-by-step how to sew a blind hem, both by machine and by hand. Blind hems are so versatile and add a professional look to your garments. Our post features … Continue reading “How to Sew a Blind Hem (on Fabric.com blog)”

Butterfly Dress | Featured Patterns | sewing tips | Tutorials

3 Ways to Spice Up Your Sewn Garments (and where to shop!)

Our Butterfly Dress pattern for Girls You don’t need me to tell you that lace and trims can make all the difference in taking a handmade garment from just “OK” to flat-out gorgeous. Let’s take a look at some places to find these special adornments, and three ways to use them to spice up your … Continue reading “3 Ways to Spice Up Your Sewn Garments (and where to shop!)”

Butterfly Dress | Featured Patterns | sewing tips | Tutorials

Techniques for Finishing a Partial Armscye

Many sewing patterns that include a yoke-style bodice are designed with a lined yoke and an unlined skirt or bottom portion, leaving the need for the bottom portion of the armscye (or ‘armhole’) to be finished. Tie Dye Diva pattern examples are The Butterfly Dress pattern, The Fair & Square Top and Dress pattern, and … Continue reading “Techniques for Finishing a Partial Armscye”

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It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops

  Raise your hand if turning bias button loops scares you!  It’s intimidating for many seamstresses to try and turn such a narrow tube, but with a few tips and tries you’ll be turning button loop tubes like a pro, and enjoying the professional look that fabric loops give your garment. Rule for Success #1 … Continue reading “It’s Not SCARY: Turning Bias Button Loops”

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Sewing Tutorial: Shirred Peasant Sleeves

I love showing you how to get more out of your Tie Dye Diva patterns! This tutorial was inspired by this amazing photo by Jeannine of Kinder Couture Clothing. How could one not be inspired by that gorgeous set, happy girl and stunning photo? Jeannine used the Tie Dye Diva Peasant Top for Girls pattern … Continue reading “Sewing Tutorial: Shirred Peasant Sleeves”

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New Fleece Hat Pattern is the Cat’s Meow!

I have just finished this great new sewing pattern eBook, How To Make Fun Fleece Animal Hats! They are cute for everyday wear and make great pieces for Halloween costumes or for cosplay! One pattern shows you how to make bear, cat, bunny, cow and devil horn hats. Sizes infant through adult. ‘Ears hoping you … Continue reading “New Fleece Hat Pattern is the Cat’s Meow!”