DP Studio Le 604 Shirt – Sewing Details

Tucks on DP Studio Le 604 Shirt

I recently sewed this shirt (le 604 from DP Studio) and it has quickly become a firm favourite. The fabric is Liberty silk chiffon and is gorgeous to wear – I am an official addict of this fabric, and looking forward to cutting into another gorgeous piece that I have! As you can see by […]

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Tricks of the Trade: Invisible Binding

How to Sew Invisible Binding : A sewing tutorial by Pattern Scissors Cloth

Today I’m going to share with you my method for binding necklines or armholes invisibly. Haha you say – how can binding on a garment possibly be invisible? Well it can! Using this sewing technique the finished garment will have no visible stitching on the outside, and a bound appearance on the inside. Just like […]

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Pretty Piping

I’m a big fan of using piping as a trim on garments, and recently I have been sewing it into the waistline of dresses: Piping in the waistline of my Aurora Dress Piping in the waistline of my 1950’s Red Spot Dress One reader asked if I had done a tutorial on this, right before […]

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More Machine Underlining Tips

Once underlined, the only alteration I really had to do to the bodice on my Red Spot Dress was shorten the back waist.  A lot of the original wrinkles appear to be caused by Polyester-Vs-Skin static rather than the actual fit.   I’ve reattached the skirt with a lining and here it is so far, […]

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Tricks of the Trade: Continuous Bound Sleeve Placket

How to Sew a Continuous Bound Sleeve Placket - a sewing tutorial by Pattern Scissors Cloth

A continuous bound placket is one of my favourite methods for a sleeve placket where lightweight fabrics are used, such as on a blouse or dress.  It is easily inserted into a one piece sleeve where a vertical split is made – not at the sleeve seam, but at the location of the little finger. You will need to […]

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