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How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress

Indiesew Tutorial | How to Sew an Archer Shirt Dress with Drawstring Waist

When I shared  this Archer Shirt Dress on the blog a few weeks ago, we got lots of requests for a tutorial on how to achieve the same look. So on this last day of Shirt Month , we’ve got it ready for you! Here’s how to sew an Archer Shirt Dress with a drawstring waist.   Lengthen the Archer First, you’ll need to modify your pattern pieces to add length to the Archer Button Up . I added an extra . . .

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How to Sew the Matcha Top Collar

Indiesew.com | How to Sew the Matcha Top Collar

Since we launched the  2017 Fall/Winter Collection  it's clear that the  Matcha Top is a crowd favorite. This boxy design by Sew Liberated has a flattering gathered neckline with a mandarin-inspired collar. The collar is designed to lay flat against the neckline and really highlights your collar bone and frames your face. It's a lovely detail we haven't seen in other designs. And because the . . .

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How to Sew the Minttu All-In-One Facing

Indiesew.com | How to Sew the Minttu Top All-In-One Facing

Since we launched the 2017 Spring/Summer Collection  we've had a few questions about the all-in-one facing on the Minttu Top  sewing pattern by Named Clothing. You see, if you've never sewn one before, the process is not at all intuitive. To make matters worse, it's really difficult to illustrate this technique in a drawing. So, we listened to your requests and we've put together a video tutorial . . .

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How to Sew a Highlands Wrap Blouse with Bell Sleeves

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When I was hashing out the Highlands Wrap Dress  design with my patternmaker Dawn, I sewed up four quick blouse-length muslins. It was an easy way to test the changing fit of the bodice without wasting yards of fabric sewing the maxi-length dress. After staring at all those blouse-length muslins, Dawn and I both agreed that a Highlands Wrap Blouse was in order for both of us. And thus, this is . . .

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Lonetree Sewalong Pt 11: Sewing the Zipper

Indiesew.com | Lonetree Sewalong Part 11

Just a few more steps, folks, and our Lonetree Jackets and Vests will be complete! Part 11 of the Lonetree Sewalong will cover the zipper insertion.  Just tuning in? Here’s the full Lonetree Sewalong schedule so that you can catch up. Feb 20 | Pt 1:  Gathering Your Supplies Feb 21 | Pt 2:  Cutting out the Pattern Feb 22 | Pt 3:  Applying Interfacing and Finishing Raw Edges Feb 23 | Pt 4:  Marking . . .

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Lonetree Sewalong Pt 10: Sewing the Facings and Collar

Indiesew Lonetree Sewalong | Part 10

Hello Lonetree Sewalong-ers! Just a few more posts, and we'll have a finished Lonetree Jacket or Vest . Today's segment applies to both View A (jacket) and View B (vest) of the Lonetree Pattern. I'll be showing you how to sew the facings and collar! Just tuning in? Here’s the full Lonetree Sewalong schedule so that you can catch up. Feb 20 | Pt 1:  Gathering Your Supplies Feb 21 | Pt 2:  Cutting . . .

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Lonetree Sewalong Pt 9: Sewing the Armscye Facings

Indiesew.com | Lonetree Sewalong Part 9

Hey folks! If you're sewing a Lonetree  Vest, today's sewalong post is just for you! We'll be attaching our armscye facings and I'll be offering several tips to make the process a bit easier.  Just tuning in? Here’s the full Lonetree Sewalong schedule so that you can catch up. Feb 20 | Pt 1:  Gathering Your Supplies Feb 21 | Pt 2:  Cutting out the Pattern Feb 22 | Pt 3:  Applying Interfacing and . . .

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Lonetree Sewalong Pt 8: Sewing the Hood

Lonetree Sewalong Part 8 | Indiesew.com

Today's segment of the Lonetree Sewalong is quick, easy, and totally optional. Today we're sewing the hood and attaching it to our Lonetree Jacket or Vest !  Just tuning in? Here’s the full Lonetree Sewalong schedule so that you can catch up. Feb 20 | Pt 1:  Gathering Your Supplies Feb 21 | Pt 2:  Cutting out the Pattern Feb 22 | Pt 3:  Applying Interfacing and Finishing Raw Edges Feb 23 | Pt 4:  . . .

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