Rescuing the Ruching

44. Gather side edges of midriff front (5) between small circles. 45. For stay, with right sides up, pin midriff front to one midriff front lining (6) section, matching notches, centers and circles. Adjust gathers. Baste raw edges together, stretching midriff front to fit... Follow these Vogue V8182 directions, which have you gather the midriff… Continue reading Rescuing the Ruching


The Maxi Dress is Back

In the midst of work and responsibilities this week, I've found a bit of time to jump back into the maxi dress, and I've managed to cut out most of the bodice pieces. Based on my muslin fitting, the top bodice pieces are a size 8, and the waist band was graded from a size… Continue reading The Maxi Dress is Back

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: A Growing List

This summer I’m sewing along with Ali at The Wardrobe, Reimagined; Alessa at Farbenfreude; Sarah at Rhinestones and Telephones; and a bunch of other talented seamsters. We’re all making summer essentials.  Then during the month of August, I'm sewing along with Tasia at  Another bunch of talented seamsters and I are all making her… Continue reading Summer Essentials Sew-Along: A Growing List