Fair & Square Dress and Top | Featured Patterns | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Make a Tiered, Twirly Fair and Square Top – Tutorial Tuesday

Today we have a quick and simple tutorial for you!  There’s still a little more time to squeeze in another cute warm weather top, although this one still looks great layered with long sleeves or a cardigan.  Plus, it has twirl factor! We used the Fair and Square Top/Dress which features a lovely square neckline, includes … Continue reading “Make a Tiered, Twirly Fair and Square Top – Tutorial Tuesday”

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 | 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 | New York Minute Dress | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

T(h)utorial Thursday: Adding a Peplum to the New York Minute Dress

The New York Minute Dress is not just a dress pattern, but did you know it also includes a bonus tutorial to make a pullover top?  Today we’re going to share with you how to take it a step further and add a sweet little drop waist peplum top pattern. Peplums are such a great … Continue reading “T(h)utorial Thursday: Adding a Peplum to the New York Minute Dress”

Dress and Top Patterns | Featured Patterns | Perfect A Line | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

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”

Dress and Top Patterns | Featured Patterns | Perfect A Line | TDD Pattern Add Ons

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”

Fair & Square Dress and Top | free tutorial | sewing tips | TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials

Easy Placket Tutorial – Avoiding the Continuous Lap Placket (if you must!)

Today we have an easy placket tutorial for you. We’ve done a few continuous lap placket tutorials here for the skirt portion of a dress or back of a top. I love them! Some people don’t. So here’s a way to do a very simple alternative to the placket.  It’s not my preferred method because … Continue reading “Easy Placket Tutorial – Avoiding the Continuous Lap Placket (if you must!)”

TDD Pattern Add Ons | Tutorials | Zee's Tee

How to Make a Pokeball-inspired T-shirt!

  We are all about Pokémon in our household. All 5 of us enjoy Pokémon Go, and my youngest is a fan of all things Pokémon – playing the card game, trading the cards, reading the books, watching the cartoons, and talking incessantly about HP and CP and XP and actually understanding it all. So … Continue reading “How to Make a Pokeball-inspired T-shirt!”

Daydreamer Dress | Holiday / Costume | TDD Pattern Add Ons

How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial

Got a little princess determined to be Elena of Avalor for Halloween? You can use our Daydreamer Dress pattern as a good starting point! Elena’s signature dress has a neckline ruffle, an ankle-length layered skirt with a ruffle-edged cutaway and a slim waist with a gold belt. (If you want to get technical, Elena’s dress … Continue reading “How to Sew a Princess Elena of Avalor Inspired Dress – Tutorial”

Easy Peasy Peasant Dress | free tutorial | Knot or Not Headband | Pocket Tutorials | Storybook Pinafore | TDD Pattern Add Ons

Late for a Date Blog Hop, Free Heart Pocket Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway

[Edited: Giveaway closed, congratulations Brittany Webb!] Welcome to our heart pocket tutorial and stop on the Late for a Date blog hop featuring the Wonderland collection by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics! I hope you’ve been enjoying the whimsical take on a classic tale in this collection. These prints will be available soon at the Fat … Continue reading “Late for a Date Blog Hop, Free Heart Pocket Tutorial and Fabric Giveaway”