Helter Skelter Dress

My latest creation is another simple shift dress to wear to work, this time with a slight cut-away shoulder. I love all the exposed shoulders around lately, and it’s a wonder I don’t already have any dresses of this style. It has been so hot and sticky lately that I decided I needed one right […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #12 – Setting in the Sleeve

Today I set in my sleeves, but first I’ll show you how to finish off the collar – I ran out of light last night so couldn’t photograph anything! Turn back the facings and you’ll see the neckline seams adjacent to each other: We’re going to stitch them together – match the raw edges of […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #11 – The Collar and Lapels

Sewing the collar, lapels and front edge really starts to bring our garment together.  There are only eight sewing steps to complete this stage – and one of them was done in the last post! But, first: Full marks to the first person who notices my error in the last post: I sewed the wrong collar […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #10 – More Sewing

Today I assembled the remainder of the outer shell of the coat, and a few other bits and pieces: As usual, I sewed all I could at the machine, then pressed, then repeated… I sewed the pocket bags to the side fronts, then sewed the side front seams: I sewed the side back seams – […]

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