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Willow Variation 01: Cropped Tank

Today I’m going to talk about turning the Willow Tank into a cropped top! Typically when lengthening or shortening a pattern piece you’ll want to use the lines marked on the pattern. When shortening the Willow into a crop however, we … Continue reading

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Alder Sew Along

The Alder as a Tunic or Shirt

Around this time of year we get a lot of emails enquiring how to convert the Archer into a sleeveless shirt. We have a tutorial here but one thing to note is that since the Archer is both slightly oversized … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along: Day 05 Hemming

Today we’ll be hemming up our Willows…just in time for the hot weather approaching! I’ll be going through hemming the tank version first, then the dress. Begin by folding up and pressing the 1/2″ seam allowance around the bottom hem … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along: Day 04

In today’s installment of the Willow Sew-Along we’ll be binding our neckline and armhole edges. This is probably the most “difficult” part of the Willow, but if you take it one step at a time, it’s no trouble at all! … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along: Day 03

Today we’ll be attaching the skirt to the bodice for the dress version of the Willow. If you’re making the tank, you can skip today! Begin by sewing the side seams of your skirt pieces. Finish the seam allowances as … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along: Day 02

Today we’ll be sewing our darts and the side seams for the bodice of the tank & dress. If you missed our previous post about fitting and cutting, you can find it here. Make sure that you have your dart point … Continue reading

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Journal Entry

Jen’s Me Made May Recap

Willow Tank Dress | To be released Penny Raglan Every year when Me Made May rolls around I get a little stressed out. I have no problem wearing handmade garments most days of the week, but the pressure to take a … Continue reading

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Willow Sew-Along: Day 01 Common Pattern Adjustments & Cutting

Today we’re finally starting the Willow Sew-Along! This pattern is rated Beginner so you more advanced sewers might not need this information, but I wanted to make sure that it’s readily available for anyone new to sewing who might need an … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Best Tip is Practice

I get questions almost every day in regards to tips. What are my best tips for sewing silk? What feet do I recommend for the straightest topstitching? How do I think people should cut slippery fabrics? What’s the best way to … Continue reading

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Willow Tank Dress

Willow Sew-Along Announcement

As promised we’ll be having a sew-along for the Willow for all the beginners out there, as well as anyone looking to pick up some extra tips. The sew-along will start next week, Monday May 30th so I wanted to give … Continue reading

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