I said no every time someone asked me if the Tamarack tights would be moved into the junior miss size chart. And I meant it, actually. I didn't think I could do it, to be honest, and yet here we are and I feel like our first foray into junior miss tights is making me feel more confident. I need to remember these moments are part of a journey and what overwhelms me today may not be so intimidating in a year or so. Timing really is everything.
With the 3 possible locations for the flounces (or not), this is where you can make some choices that suit your style. I, personally, love the way I can make matching dresses without fully matching by choosing only certain flounces or using trim instead.
All about the Dandelion Tank and Peplum by Sofiona Designs. A free pattern with code in the Sofiona Fan Group on Facebook.
In the case of the bands/cuffs you will need to stretch them to match their corresponding pieces. But how can you be sure you've stretched them evenly across the garment? And gathered skirts/ruffles (as the name implies) need to be gathered down to size to match their corresponding pieces. Again - how can you be sure to gather and distribute them in more even amounts?
We have two basic methods for preparing bias tape. (In our example we are making 1 1/2" tape; which refers to the overall width of the bias fabric strip before folding, however this same method can be applied to any width of bias tape.) Both methods work well when you either have only smaller sections of fabric to work with, or don't want to cut across the bias of an entire length of fabric. Small bias strips can be combined to create one longer section of bias tape.
Since Christmas the testing world seemed to have exploded a bit!! Or a lot. It's like all the designers were just waiting for the holidays to be done. 🙂 Well, I have a hard time saying no and decided to tuck a few into my busy days. This test is, surprise, surprise, another Simple Life… Continue reading Sandy Ruffle Dress Test
Here we are! At the last week and before I move forward with this week's look I just want you to know that if you are an Instagrammer, I'd love for you to continue following my other sewing adventures over there on my IG feed. I am part of a blog tour coming up that… Continue reading Snowy Holidays
Well!! This is quite the adventure! Not only has my imagination been challenged in my designing and sewing, but the emotions! I'm full in with all of those. Last week was such a highlight for me that I really feel the pressure to keep up with myself. Although it's going to take a lot before… Continue reading Starbursts and Nerds!!