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  • Amy sewalong: finishing touches

    Wrapping up We have the solid basis of a skirt – but it just needs a little tidying up! Today we're going to finish the waistband to hide all the r...
  • Amy sewalong: setting your waistband and zip

    Setting the waistband and invisible zip Today we'll be getting to grips with invisible zips! If you missed it, take a peek at how we gathered our s...
  • Amy sewalong: gathering your skirt

    Welcome back to the Amy sewalong! Let's get stuck in. Setting up your machine We're going to be running a large, straight stitch along the top edge...
  • Amy sewalong: setting the pockets

    Getting started and sewing the pockets Now to get stitching! If you haven't sewn in a while and need a refresher on how to wind your bobbin and thr...
  • Amy sewalong: cutting your pattern pieces

    Laying out and cutting out your pattern Welcome back to the next part of the Amy skirt sewalong. In the previous post, we covered what you need to ...
  • Amy sewalong: welcome!

    Welcome and introduction to the basics Why hello there! Thanks for joining in on the Amy sewalong. Every few days this month, we'll take a look at ...
  • Announcing the Amy skirt sewalong!

    We're feeling the winter chill in the air, and what better way to keep warm than with a spot of sewing? Flick on your kettle and fire up your sewin...
  • Cali sewalong: finishing your dress

    Wrapping up All that’s left to do on your dress is the hem! I’m a little old-school, as I find the best finish is most often achieved by hand. Here...
  • Cali sewalong: setting the zip

    Let’s demystify the process of putting in a zip. Once you’ve done it and seen how it works, you’ll never again avoid a pattern because you have to ...
  • Cali sewalong: sewing the skirt

    Joining the skirt and the bodice It’s a quick one for today. Last time we got to grips with bias binding and finished our bodices. Now for just a l...
  • Cali sewalong: finishing the armholes

    Welcome back to the Cali sewalong! Today we're going to finish the armholes of the bodice with a strip of bias binding. This will act as a small fa...
  • Cali sewalong: sewing the bodice

    Getting started and assembling the bodice Now we get down to some real sewing! If you need a reminder on how to wind your bobbin and thread up your...