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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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #7 – Fusing Bits and Pieces

Before we start the actual sewing of our jackets, I should mention a few Bits and Pieces. I probably should have shown this the other day when I was cutting the fusing, because here is what you can do with the long scraps that remain:  Fold it up along the crossgrain: and cut your own […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #6 – Cutting the Blocks and Lining

Now that you’ve fused all those blocks, let’s cut them out!  This is one of my favourite parts of cutting (which is my least favourite part of sewing, so I try to find joy in it wherever I can!) because those exciting parts like fronts and collars are finally revealed, and you can really begin […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #5 – Cutting and Applying the Fusing

Today I cut my fusing and applied it, so here is a rundown of what I did.  Before cutting your fusing, make sure it does not transform you fabric into something else – it should add body and stability while the fabric remains supple.  As some parts of your jacket will be fused and others […]

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