Altering a Bubble Dress and Other “Closed” Lined Garments

This year, I’ve seen alot of Bubble Dresses for Prom and Homecoming. Here is one I altered yesterday: They have lots of pouf all over them, don’t they? The hem and the lining are usually sewn together at the bottom of the dress. So, instead of opening up the hem area, I leave that alone…

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How To Sew a Partial Hem

There are many instances where you may need to sew just part of a hem. Maybe you have a skirt that is uneven, too long in the front or back, or maybe you have pants with the same problem. Today, I am going to use┬áthis bridal gown to illustrate how to sew a partial hem.…

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Keeping Your Notions Handy

Last week I showed you my sewing room. Today, I ‘d like to show you how I organize it. I was raised by a very organized mother. She taught me well. When you are finished with something, it goes right back where it belongs. But I’m not as good as I used to be. I…

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My Sewing Room

Where do you sew? Do you have a designated room where you can keep your machine set up at all times? Is it in a bedroom, a basement, a dining room, an office? If you don’t have a designated space, stay tuned. I will address organizational tips for you in an upcoming post. Here is…

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