Austin Dress Sew-Along

Join us as we sew the the Austin Dress! During this series we'll cover all aspects involved in creating your own Austin Dress. From fabric selection, help fitting and pattern adjustments, to sewing through the pattern step-by-step, we're covering everything.

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner

Austin Dress Video Lessons

Day 1: Intro, Fabric & Supplies

In this first video in the series we're discussing everything you need to create your own Austin Dress. Having everything you need ready to go is a great way to start a new project!

Day 2: Choosing a Size & Pattern Adjustments

This lesson covers everything you need to know about choosing a size and making basic pattern adjustments.

Day 3: Cutting your Fabric

In today's lesson we're cutting our fabric! Watch as we discuss layout, best practices for cutting, and more.

Day 4: Cutting & Applying Your Fusible Interfacing

Learn how we choose interfacing, best practices for cutting, and how to apply it. This is the last step before we start sewing!

Day 5: Assembling the Bodice

Today we get to start sewing! Watch as we sew the center front and back seams, create our darts, then sew up the shoulder seams.

Day 6: Finishing the Neckline & Keyhole

In this lesson we're applying the neckline binding, inserting the elastic cord button loop, and adding our top and edgestitching to the bodice.

Day 7: Sewing the View A Skirt

In this lesson we're assembling the View A Skirt, adding our edgestitching and topstitching, then attaching it to the bodice. If you're making View B you can skip this lesson.

Day 8: View B Pockets

Sewing the pockets may seem straightforward, and it mostly is, but we've got a trick up our sleeves...using a jig with a press cloth to get super sharp and even pocket edges!

Day 9: Sewing the View B Skirt

Here we're assembling and attaching the View B Skirt. We've got hot tips for gathering with ease and pressing those gathers. If you're making View A you can skip this video.

Day 10: Armholes & Button Bands

It's time to finish the armholes and create the button bands. We've got a great trick that allows the binding to flow seamlessly into the button bands, without added bulk, so you won't want to miss this video!

Day 11: Hemming Views A & B

Today's lesson is all about hemming! We'll start by hemming View A, then graduate to View B. Next we'll topstitch around the outer edge of the sides and armholes. After this all we have left is the buttons & buttonholes!

Day 12: Buttons & Buttonholes

This is the final lesson in the Austin Sew-Along series, and in it we're marking, measuring & inserting our buttonholes. After that we'll mark our buttonhole placement and attach the buttons both at the sides and the center front neckline.

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