Happy Easter Dress
Outfits

Happy Easter Dress

And boy, what a happy…

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Stranger than hydrangeas
Outfits

Stranger than hydrangeas

The hydrangea is my favourite…

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Mutts and modifications
Outfits

Mutts and modifications

Is there ever a situation…

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What bugs me
Outfits

What bugs me

..about sewing? There’s a few…

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Butterick 6413 Sewalong
Projects

Butterick 6413 Sewalong

Hey guys, welcome to the…

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You’re in the home stretch now! At this stage of the B6413 Sewalong, you should have your zipper inserted and everything else basically done. The only thing that will be left to do is to hem your dress and close your dress’ lining. Hem There are several schools of thought about hemming. Some say you should always measure from the ground-up. This is a great method for circle skirts, especially when you have a helper or can be bothered with convoluted methods like a chalked piece of string strung across a doorway, etc. Since we are doing a rectangle dirndl skirt, it should be fine to just consistently measure from the waist to the where you want your hem. Note: You don’t need to wait 24 hours for the hem to drop on these kind of skirts, only when you’ve cut your skirt on the bias, like circle skirts, etc.…