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vado jeans sew-along: front pockets

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Day three of our stretch jean sew-along! We’ve assembled our supplies, then cut and marked our pattern. Today we get to stitching, with our front pockets. You know what’s super-cool aobut these pockets? They are abso-fricken-lutely gorgeous! They are made with pocket stays (you will not want to make a trouser without them, after today!), hand-set rivets, and a french-seamed finish!
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vado jeans sew-along: pattern & materials prep; cutting & marking

 

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Having gathered our supplies, today we are earnestly getting started on our stretch jeans sew-along! Want to join us? Email me and I’ll set you up!

Before we start, I can tell you a little about my sew-alongs. They are relatively detailed, and talk quite a bit about construction theory and tailoring values. They aren’t especially “cookie-cutter” sew-alongs and you may find the posts a bit longer than typical offerings. That said, I have had many satisfied “customers” (I don’t charge for these, or use ads or affiliate links) tell me they learned so much from these posts. Comments like this keep me motivated to be as detailed as possible!

Let’s get started!

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vado jeans sew-along: supplies & pattern

Can you believe it? We’re up for another sew-along in just a couple weeks! (Reminder: all my sew-alongs are cataloged here!)

Because – there really are a heck of a lot of reasons for you to make your own jeans!

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Want to join us? Sign up to join (after you enter your email address, simply read on)! You will receive six emails in all. Easy-peasy:

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For this super-awesome sew-along, we are going to do something scary – design our own custom jeans! The sew-along launches on August 15th, for my mom’s 67th birthday (mom jeans! wooooo! and always on trend!)

And let me tell you a little secret. When people compliment your jeans, and you say, “Thanks! I made them!” – nothing will be so fabulous.

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Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

jalie-kini sew-along: swim shorts

Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

Today in our final installment of the jalie-kini sew-along we’re making up Jalie 3351 – a swimshorts pattern! These shorts feature two side pockets, a fitted waistband, and built-in briefs. I predict you’ll adore them once you try them out!

So let’s go!

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Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

jalie-kini sew-along: the bikini

Jalie-Kini Sew-Along

Today’s the day! We make up the entitreity of our bikini – which goes a heck of a lot faster than you might think.

We’ve assembled our supplies. We’ve cut and marked our fabrics. Let’s get our swim on!
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summer dress in double-gauze sew-along: finishing

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First we assembled our supplies, then prepared the pattern for cutting. We then finished the bodice, sewing gathers and darts, and interfacing our center back. Yesterday we joined the main garment pieces and installed our invisible zipper.

Today we finish up our sew-along! LIKE A BOSS!

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summer dress in double-gauze: the skirt & zipper

Hello, hello, hello! We are in our penultimate post! Just one to go, after this!

summer-dress-in-double-gauze-badgeFirst we assembled our supplies, then prepared the pattern for cutting. We then finished the bodice, sewing gathers and darts, and interfacing our center back. Today, we sew our skirt and install our invisible zipper!

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summer dress in double-gauze sew-along: preparing your pattern

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Today we start our sew-along dress in double-gauze! 

I have created three versions of this lovely fit-and-flare from Bootstrap, and I’ve a fourth (for my mother) on the cutting table. These dresses are gorgeous because they have a look and feel like a well-loved garment, and they are (by virtue of Bootstrap Fashion’s wonderful pattern metrics) custom-built!

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