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Alder Sew Along Day 11: Armhole Binding

Today in the Alder Sew Along we’re binding armholes. To follow along click below!

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Alder Sew Along Day 10: Attaching the Collar

Today we’ll be assembling and attaching the collar. This post is extremely photo heavy, about 32 photos, so if you’re here for the sew along, click below. If not browse on!

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Alder Sew Along Day 09: Side Seams and Skirts

Today we’re going to be sewing together the side seams & skirts of both View A & View B. We’ll start with view A because that’s the easier one. Begin by placing the front and back with right sides together matching … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Day 8: Yoke Method 2

This second method of attaching a yoke is also known as the burrito method because everything gets rolled up inside the yokes like a burrito. To start, sew the outer yoke to the dress back at a 1/4″ seam allowance … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Day 7: Yoke Method 1

This is the first method you can use to attach your yoke, and the method described in your pattern instructions. To start, select one yoke piece to be the outer yoke, and another to be the inner. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Part 06: Darts and Pockets

The darts and the pockets on the Alder go hand in hand, since the pocket is placed directly on top of the dart, so today we’ll be covering both. Starting with the dart, fold the fabric over with right sides … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Part 5: Assembling Your Button Bands

We’ll start with the left front button band. Begin by placing your fusible 1″ from the edge (between the two fold notches) on the wrong side of the fabric. Fuse the interfacing to the fabric using the instructions included with … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Part 4: Cutting Your Alder

Today we’re going to be cutting our fabric. I know this post is a little late in the day but there was a bit of a laptop charger malfunction that needed to be remedied. Anyway we’re back and it’s time to … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Part 03: Specific Fit Adjustments

Today I have a few specific fit adjustments for you, lengthening and shortening the pattern, moving darts, and a full bust adjustment. For all of these images you can click for the full sized view. First up is lengthening and … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along Part 2: Selecting Your Size

Today we’re going to talk about selecting your size. The first thing you’re going to want to do is get some measurements. The three measurements needed to select your size are bust, waist, and hip, and with the Alder, the … Continue reading

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