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Constructing an All-in-one facing - A Raine Dress Tutorial

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Here is is folks, one of the trickier (but pretty magical!) construction techniques that is used when stitching up the Raine Dress, the all-in-one facing.

It's pretty straight forward (as you'll see) but if you're new to the technique, seeing it done in video format might make you feel a bit more at ease when you come to tackle that step.

If you're following along in your instructions, this step starts at the bottom of page 13.


You can purchase the Raine Dress sewing pattern here.

Let me know if you have any questions,

xx
J
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New Pattern Release - The Raine Dress...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018





 The Raine Dress blends the classic fit'n'flare silhouette with casual comfort in a 
playful mix of modern and vintage styling.



The Details

Raine's gently curved waistband creates a flattering hourglass silhouette with darts shaping the upper bodice. Personalise your dress with your choice of a '40s-inspired sweetheart or classic scoop neckline.

Choose a simple gathered skirt for a fun everyday look, or step up the glam factor with a pleated skirt, providing a sleeker option for more dressy occasions. Slanted pockets in both views make Raine a cool and practical dress, come rain, hail or shine.

The Raine Dress turns sewing into construction magic, perfect for the intermediate to advanced seamstress. With an all-in-one neckline and sleeve facing, invisible side seam zip and curved waistbands, Raine will step your sewing skills up a notch or two.



Multiple Bust Cups

Raine includes pattern pieces in A to D cups so that you'll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.



View 1 includes a gathered skirt and sweetheart neckline.
View 2 includes a pleated skirt and classic scoop neckline.


Skill Level

Raine is aimed at intermediate to advanced seamstresses. Having several garments under your belt will make construction easier.

Techniques like the all-in-one facing and clean invisible side seam zip will provide a nice challenge to confident seamstresses.



Fabric Options

The Raine Dress is suitable for a wide range of lightweight woven fabrics with some drape.

Choose any of your favourite fabrics from cotton lawn, voile and poplin to linen and chambray for light summer dresses. Rayon, silks and other slinky fabrics make the perfect glamorous night-time Raine Dress.



The Layers Function

Both Print-at-home and Print Shop Raine pattern files now include the Layers Function.

You can choose to turn on and off any number and combination of pattern sizes to suit your personal needs and preferences. Check out page 3 of your Raine instructions for a full step-by-step tutorial on using this handy little function.


Tutorials

A full video tutorial will take you through constructing the all-in-one facing step-by-step and will be published on the 11th July.






Purchase your digital copy of The Raine Dress for just $12.99 USD!


The Links to your Raine Dress pattern will be emailed directly to you. You'll be able to choose from the easy-to-assemble A4/Letter version OR the A0/Print Shop version (or both!).

I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your Raine Dress, so why not tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #RaineDress so I can see and share your makes.

If you have any questions, just hit reply and I'll get back to you asap.

xx
J


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New Pattern Coming Soon! The Raine Dress...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Yes, I have a new pattern coming!

The Raine Dress has a vintage vibe and will be the perfect dress for twirling around in the summer rain. It includes two different views, both with pockets (always!) and is perfect for light, summery fabrics.

If you'd like to be the first to see the pattern and get access to the subscriber-only discount, then make sure you sign up to the newsletter before Monday 2nd July, 8pm (NZDT).




xx
J
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Me Made May Discount Codes...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This year Zoe had the brilliant idea of compiling a set of discount codes for the last week of #MMMay18 from an amazing range of pattern designers and fabric/haberdashery stores (mine included!).

Hopefully you've been challenged enough throughout the month and are at the stage where you know where the gaps in your handmade wardrobe are, which is where the codes come in. If you've been eyeing up some of your fellow Me Made May'ers and wishing you could add a few extra things into your wardrobe, nows the perfect opportunity.

Check out the list below, take some notes and fill in your wardrobe gaps - most codes start on the 24th May and run through until the 31st May, click the logo to be taken to each site.

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Code: MMMAY18
Valid: 24th to 31st May for 15% off (apparently, it will not show clearly that you have entered a code, but the 15% will be deducted from the product value)



xx
J
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New Pattern Release - The Pippi Pinafore...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018




With a fitted bib, deep patch pockets and fun side button fastening, Pippi is a fresh take on the classic overall dress, combining comfort with a sleek and playful silhouette.


The Details

The Pippi Pinafore will become your favourite go-to weekend dress. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.

Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

Casual meets practical with a relaxed fit around the waist and hips, and when paired with a fitted knit Gable or Ostara top, or your favourite shirt, you'll be ready for a weekend away in the woods or for your favourite weekend brunch spot.


Multiple Bust Cups

Pippi is perfect for those who like the bib-style pinafore dress, but want more shaping around the bust for a flattering fit. With cup sizes A to D included, you'll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.

Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.


Pair Pippi with a short sleeved Gable Top for a cool, handmade summer outfit. 

If winter is coming your way, making your Pippi Pinafore in wool and pairing it with a long sleeved Ostara Top, will keep you cosy and warm over the colder months.


Skill Level

Pippi is a perfect project for the adventurous beginner seamstress and beyond.

Learn techniques like top-stitching, constructing a side button fastening and attaching patch pockets.


Fabric Options

Pippi has you covered year round - made up in chambray or linen and paired with your favourite t-shirt, you'll be summer ready. And when winter temperatures hit, choose wool, corduroy or denim for the perfect dress layered over tights and boots.

Fabric with structure and some drape work best, but stiffer fabrics will lend a more defined quality to your Pippi Pinafore.

Lining Fabric:

The bib, waistband and button band are all lined pieces - it's important to choose a light-weight lining to help keep bulky seams to a minimum (especially if you have heavier weight fabric in mind). Cotton lawn, voile and poplin make great options, as do quilting cottons when using a lighter weight fabric for your main garment.



The Layers Function

Both Print-at-Home and Print Shop Pippi pattern files now include the Layers Function.

You can choose to turn on and off any number and combination of pattern sizes to suit your personal needs and preferences. Check out page 3 of your Pippi instructions for a full step-by-step tutorial on using this handy little function.





Purchase Pippi!

You can now purchase the Pippi Pinafore pattern for $12.99USD. Links to your Pippi Pinafore will be emailed directly to you. You'll be able to choose from the easy-to-assemble A4/Letter version OR the A0/Print Shop version (or both!).






I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your Pippi Pinafore, so why not tag me on instagram or use the hashtag #PippiPinafore so I can see and share your makes!

xx
J
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