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The 2018 Dreamstress Guide to Indie Pattern Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

Here is your 2018 guide to every Indie Pattern Sale happening between 22-30 November 2018, when the sale is, what the sale is, and how to take advantage of it! I have no affiliation with any of these companies, except, of course, Scroop Patterns and Wearing History, which sells the paper versions of Scroop Patterns. The 2018 Dreamstress Indie Pattern Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide! Pattern companies are listed  in reverse alphabetical order Spaces with a pattern company name, but no details, are where a pattern company has indicated they will be doing a sale but hasn’t yet announced the details. This list is divided into the following sections: Vintage/Historical Modern – Women’s Modern – Men’s Enjoy! Vintage & Historical Indie Pattern Companies: Wearing History:  Get 30% off of all  e-patterns with the code FRIYAY2018 from the 23rd until the 26th. Scroop Patterns: Get 25% off all patterns with the code PieYay from the 23th-27th, New Zealand time (so, the 22nd-26th in the US) Romantic Recollections: Get 25% off all designs with code Holiday18 through Monday the 26th. …

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #8: The Zip

We’ve come to the tricky bit in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along: zips.  (oooh!)  I’ll be showing you the zip interfacing step (and explaining why it’s so important), and how to install your zip. To keep the post from getting too long, I’ll do the finishing bits, with ribbons/tape and topstitching in tomorrow’s post. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands  For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch, AND images from the hoodies I’m sewing along, because there are different ways to do some steps, and I want to show you the options! The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds …

The Otari Hoodie Sew Along Part 7, Bands, thedreamstress.com

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #7: Hem & Sleeve Bands

We’re more than halfway along in the Otari Hoodie Sew-Along!  Today’s post covers adding the hem and sleeve bands, and then it’s on to zips. Buy the Otari Hoodie Pattern Here In the previous Otari Hoodie Sew Along posts I covered: #1 Choosing fabric #2 Pattern alterations to get the perfect fit, & cutting out #3 Sewing Preparation: interfacing & choosing stitches  #4 View A Pockets #5 View B Pockets – including a hack to add binding to them #6 Sleeves & Side Seams  For this part of the Sew Along I’m going to be using images taken when making the original sample Otari Hoodies for the pattern launch. The numbering of the instructions in this post corresponds to the numbering of the pattern’s instructions. The Hem Band 15. Fold your hem band wrong sides together, lengthwise, so it forms a long narrow band, and press. 16. Right sides together, matching notches and front edges, pin/clip and sew your hem band to the bottom edge of the hoodie. Tip>>> You’ll need to stretch the hem band slightly …