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Dickie DIY

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Yes, they are back in style and you can easily make one for yourself with this free pattern and some scrap stretch fabric. Jazz it up by sewing it in a printed fabric, adding studs around the neck, some beads, or wear with a chunky necklace. Keep your neck warm without all the bulk of a turtleneck. Read on to see how I made mine…

DIY Apron Holiday Gift

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This year I know I wanted to make at least ONE of my holiday gifts… so I made this turquoise apron using our draft-it-yourself Apron pattern and it turned out fabulous, fun, and feminine (my favorite f word). There is something so rewarding in giving your loved ones handmade gifts that are unique and one-of-a-kind, and best of all made with love! Read more for my full sewing tutorial on making this DIY apron (p.s. it only took me 3 hours from start to finish, including wrapping).

Holiday Sew Along with Jade: Vote on the Dress Pattern!

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Everyone needs a good Holiday dress to wear throughout the season, or just maybe on NYE! Well we have recruited power member Jaderbug to host a Holiday Sew Along for us and we need your help! Vote on one of these three dress patterns for Jade to make an interactive sew along for, and then you can join in on the fun and sew along with Jade and other members. You will have access to Jade, videos, the pattern, and more! Read on and vote… Update: With 74 votes the #3 Long Sleeve Lace Dress is the winner!!! Thanks to all who voted You can register for the sew along here!

The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabrics

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All fabrics can be categorized into either being a knit or woven fabric. The simplest way to determine if a fabric is a knit or woven is if it is stretchy or not… Woven’s do not naturally stretch, and knit fabrics do. There are a lot more things to learn about the different characteristics of fabrics, but when sewing it is very important to know the difference and also know what type of fabric your sewing pattern is meant for. There are few patterns that the fabric can be interchanged. Read on to learn more about knit and woven fabrics and their characteristics…

Sewing Lesson: Faux Crocodile Purse 113 12/2015

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Did you all see the lovely Faux Crocodile Purse in yesterday’s collection Out Cold? It is gorgeous, and has a sew along! Read on to see the pictured step on how to make yourself this versatile purse…

DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Reveals her "The Dress" Costume!

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Well here it is, my finished Halloween costume! Is it blue and black, or white and gold? This was a fun costume to make, and I imagine a more fun costume to wear. It was a lot more work than I initially anticipated, but I’m so glad I stuck with it (I even had to run out to get more gold lace mid way through)! Read on to see more images and how I finished sewing my dress…

DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Starts to Sew her "The Dress" Costume!

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Hi everyone, I have made some good progress on my DIY Halloween costume! I think this dress has become a bit more work than I initially anticipated, but I am sticking with it and I am very excited for the end result. Last week I posted how I drafted my costume using our knit top and dress sloper (it is so great for making easy dresses out of stretch fabric). Check out the post to see how I started to sew my “The Dress” costume together…

Sewing Lesson: Asymmetric Dress 106 04/2012

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Check out our next sewing lesson for our Asymmetric Dress sewing pattern that debuted in this Monday’s On The Rocks pattern collection originally published in the April 2012 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this interesting dress, and how to style it for fall!

DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Starts to Make her "The Dress" Costume!

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It has been years since I actually sewed my own Halloween costume. Every year I am always commissioned by my friends to sew theirs and never have time to make my own… But not this year! At the beginning of the year when “The Dress” (black and blue or white and gold) was happening I was extremely fascinated and read all these articles about the science behind why people saw different colors and thought that it would actually make a cool costume for this year’s Halloween! So I decided to go with my original plan and make the dress costume. Read on to see how I drafted the pattern…

Sewing Lesson: Flared Dress 109 05/2015

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Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Flared Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our California Road Trip pattern collection from the May 2015 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this versatile dress and style it for cooler weather!

5 Tips for Steaming Garments

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Bring on the heat! Steaming garments is essential to getting out tough creases in fabric and making your garments look picture perfect. Check out our 5 tips for steaming your garments.

Wear it With Fringe: My Finished Fringed Vest

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Yesterday Ty posted a lovely article on 70’s inspiration and fringe styles, where I also posted a DIY fringe tutorial. This post is debuted my finished vest project as well as how I sewed it together. Check it out!

What is my Pattern Size?

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It can sometimes be hard to determine which pattern size to use, so we have made it easy for you with some additional diagrams and tips on combining pattern sizes… Because who really fits into just one size!

Bra and Panty Sloper: New Plus Size and Sew Along!

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We had great success with our regular size Bra and Panty Sloper, so we went ahead and made a Plus Size version! So now we are offering the sloper in sizes 44-52. Also read on to see how I sewed up my own bra and panty from this sloper.

5 Fabulous Things You Can Do With A Serger!

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Want to take your sewing to the next level in 2015? You’ll be amazed at all of the great things you can do with a serger, not to mention the store-bought quality garments you’ll be able to create! Read about a few of the fun things you can do on a serger, and learn to master the machine yourself with Denise Wild’s upcoming Webinar!

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