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The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along #6: Sleeves & Body

The Otari Hoodie Sew-Along continues.  Today’s post is the fun part, where you sew the sleeves to the body, and it starts to look like an actually garment! If you want to join in you’re not to late to catch up with the Sew-Along 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 Sleeves: 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. 12. Right sides together, sew Front A to Back B at shoulders.  As with many of the steps in the Otari Hoodie, you can use an overlocker (like I am), or a sewing machine on a stretch stitch. …

Scroop Henrietta Maria with a drawstring waist thedreamstress.com

How to add a drawstring waist to the Scroop Henrietta Maria Dress

I’ve already shown how to add an elastic waistband to the Scroop Henrietta Maria dress, but there is another way to add waist definition (other than the simplest of all: wearing a belt, of course!): with a drawstring. Here is how to create a drawstring on the Henrietta Maria.  This technique will work on any loose, straight-cut dress, so feel free to adapt it for other garments. You’ll be marking the waistband, working buttonholes for the drawstring to enter and exit through, sewing a casing channel, and then threading the drawstring through.  Easy! You’ll need: Ribbon or twill tape for a drawstring – under 1/2″ wide, and long enough to go around your waist, tie in a nice bow, and hang down an attractive amount. 2.5cm/1″ wide single-fold bias tape, as long as the finished waist measure of your Henrietta Maria (measure around your finished dress, or refer to the Finished Garment measurements in the pattern) + 15cm/6″. Chalk or fabric markers for marking A french curve or ruler. A scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing, approximately 5cm/2″ …

Scroop Skirt slip tutorial thedreamstress.com

Tutorial: How to make a skirt slip from the Scroop Wonder Unders Dress Slip (the super-easy way)

The Scroop Wonder Unders Knickers, Singlet Camisole & Slip pattern doesn’t come with a skirt slip piece, but it’s super easy to make a skirt slip from the pattern. Here’s the quick under-1-hour way to make a skirt slip from the pattern.  Next week I’ll show you the fancy 2-hour lace edged, side slit version. Fabric & Pattern Size You’ll want to use the same type of fabric you use for the Scroop Singlet Camisole or Dress Slip.  If you want to wear your skirt slip as an under-layer, you’ll need to pick a slippery, non-static stretch fabric, such as a lingerie tricot knit, or a stretch satin. Start with the Scroop Wonder Unders Singlet Camisole & Dress Slip pattern pieces: If you’re using a fabric with the same stretch as called for in the rest of the Scroop Wonder Unders pattern (30%-50% stretch in one directions (two-way stretch), or 25%-45% stretch in both directions (four-way stretch)) you can use the pattern in exactly the same size as you’d use it for the dress slip. If …