5 Sewing Tips for March

Welcome to the seventh edition of 5 Sewing Tips! I’ve been reposting these little tips that have been hiding long lost in my blog since September now – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am enjoying putting them together. This month is all about cutting bias pieces, sewing a neckline facing, […]

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The Ruby Slip #5 – Sewing the Bias Skirt

Let’s start sewing the bias skirt pieces together!  I’ll show you how I do this – along with a few tips and some troubleshooting. Assembling the Bias Skirt: With right sides facing, sew the skirt side seams from the hem up, matching all notches:   I recommend using the flatbed of your machine to do […]

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The Ruby Slip #2 – Cutting the Bias Skirt

Let’s move on to cutting the skirt portion of the Ruby Slip.  If we want the bias skirt to hang nicely, accuracy is paramount here!  In this tutorial I am cutting my black Ruby Slip, which I thought I ironed especially for the photo…..   The best way to cut the skirt is in a […]

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The Ruby Slip #1 – Materials

If you’re planning on doing the Ruby Slip Sew-Along you’ll be itching to know more about the materials you need – so let’s talk fabrics!  (And if you haven’t downloaded your free pattern yet, here are the links!) Bodice fabric: For the bodice you will need some lace or embroidered net with a pretty scalloped […]

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