See Inside a '50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie's Sewing Show

See Inside a ’50s Era Cocktail Dress on Gertie’s Sewing Show

“Let’s look inside an amazing ’50s era dress, complete with an inner corselet, boning, waist stay, built-in crinoline, horsehair braid and more with Gertie and in collaboration with Elna!  Sewing nerds unite!” – Gertie related: The Cocktail Dress – Sewing Projects by You Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing Removing a Thread or Cotton Jam from an … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to Sew a Boho Peasant Blouse + Free PDF Sewing Patterns

How to Sew a Boho Peasant Blouse

  More beautiful boho and peasant-style sewing projects: Blog Post: Tutorial: How to Sew a Peasant Top Blog Post: Fall Peasant Dress Blog Post:  Dress it Up Peasant Style Peasant Top for Valentine’s Day by Jennifer Hester Fun Flower Peasant Top by Jennifer Hester The Knotty Girl Boho Bag PDF Pattern Newest Peasant Dress by Lynn Palmertree Blue Floral … [ Read More at SWN! ]

FABRIC, LEARN TO SEW, UPCYCLING How to Dye Fabric

How to Dye Fabric

“Knowing how to dye fabric can be one of the most powerful tools in your DIY projects arsenal. If you’re looking for the perfect upholstery fabric for your next home decor update but just can’t find the right color, you can do it yourself! Dyeing fabric requires only a few supplies and a bit of … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Fitting Tips that will Change the Way You Look At Garment Construction

Fitting Tips That Will Change the Way You Look At Garment Construction

A Whiteboard Sewing Tutorial by Chris White demonstrates three tips for garment fitting, sewing and pattern making. “Let me know what questions you have about Pattern Making and maybe I’ll make a video answering your questions! You can also get my free PDF, The Handy Patternmaker’s EBook with updated links, showing you exactly what tools you need … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Little Black Dress PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

Your Next Little Black Dress – Free PDF Sewing Pattern from So Sew Easy

This easy to sew Little Black Dress sewing pattern by Deby Coles of So Sew Easy features lace, net, mesh, or chiffon overlay. The bodice is lined and lining the skirt is optional. Gentle lines and easy construction with a darted bodice, and a straight skirt with small pleats. There is an invisible side zipper. Your lace … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Sew a Wear-It-Anywhere Mock-Wrap Jersey Knit Dress - Free PDF Sewing Pattern from Sew Vera Venus

Sew a Wear-It-Anywhere Mock-Wrap Jersey Knit Dress – Free PDF Sewing Pattern from Sew Vera Venus

Isn’t this dress pretty?  This free casual dress sewing pattern by Sew Vera Venus is designed specifically for knit fabrics.  This comfortable knee-length dress features wrap-over pleats, a circle skirt and 3/4 length sleeves that you can wear all year long.  If you need to grade your mock-wrap dress, Sew Vera Venus suggests this free Quick … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing tutorial

Shift Dress Drafting and Sewing Tutorial + SWN Summer Dress Sewing Projects

Sponsored by FabricMart If you want to sew a simple, basic, shift dress, this sewing tutorial by Elle Apparel is for you!  The classic shift dress is a versatile garment to include within your new summer wardrobe!   This basic, classic, comfortable, and timeless dress, will turn into your go-to garment.  Sew a more than one shift dress with this free … [ Read More at SWN! ]

How to sew a summer dress   easy sewing tutorial

How-to Sew a Ladies Multi-Style Summer Dress

This is a very good video for anyone who wants to know about cutting and sewing on the bias, as well as how to make one of the easiest garments ever – that also offers a multitude of style variations with simple ties.  Stitchless TV explains why it is best to cut certain pattern pieces … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Upcycled Summer Dress Sewing Tutorial by How Joyful

Upcycled Summer Dresses and Shirts – 9 Free Sewing Tutorials

 Joy of How Joyful transforms this short sleeve button-down shirt into this sweet summer dress. A thrifted oversized button-down shirt to start with: Joy Kelley is a creative Industrial Designer from the Universidad de Chile by degree.  Check out Joy’s blog to see how she deconstructed the shirt and then constructed and sewed the dress together.  Joy made excellent use of all … [ Read More at SWN! ]

twirly dress tutorial

Pattern and Sew an Easy Girls T-shirt Circle Dress

Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard shows us how she sewed this pretty dress for little girls.  Upcycling an existing t-shirt, and using some fabric , a beautiful “Twirly Dress” is born.   The bottom half of this dress is actually a very simple circle skirt with a serged bottom hem.  If you need some extra help calculating … [ Read More at SWN! ]