My favorite part of every sewalong is the styling post. I love playing around with different ways to style a new pattern, and hopefully provide you with some inspiration to see how to get more wear out of your Chelsea Party Dress.
Gathering is one of those sewing techniques that can be done in multiple ways and every sewist has their favorite. Today I’m going to show you the most traditional way of gathering, which also happens to be the technique I use most frequently (I’m a traditionalist I guess!)
Under stitching is a simple and useful technique in the sewing practice. If you have ever attached a facing or bias tape, you most likely have under stitched before. This technique keeps whatever is going on on the inside of the garment from peeking out to the outside. It gives everything a clean and professional finish.
Inserting pockets can be a little intimidating if you’ve never done it before. In a lot of ways its seems like sewing magic! Knowing how to insert an inseam pocket is the first step to becoming a pocket-priate… soon you’ll be throwing pockets on everything that crosses your sewing machine!
Now for the day you’ve all been waiting for! I know super deep V cut dresses are not for everyone. So today I’ll be making the Chelsea Party Dress a little more accessible for folks on any spectrum of the chest coverage scale by sharing how you can hack your dress to add a little more modesty up front!
Aaaaahhhh yes… the dreaded FBA! Today for the Chelsea Party Dress sewalong we will be covering how to do a full bust adjustment on a garment with a princess seam. More specifically how it applies to the Chelsea Party Dress! However, you will find this tutorial helpful on any garment with a princess seam.
Today we are talking all about the sizing and fit of the Chelsea Party Dress. This was the most challenging part of the testing process because getting the fit right in the bodice of the Chelsea is so crucial to both being comfortable and keeping everything in place.
One of my favorite parts of launching a new pattern is getting to show you what all my amazing pattern testers have made!Click here if you would like to continue reading