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How to Hem a Chiffon Evening Gown

May 4, 2016 in Tips & Tricks

Chiffon Evening Gown Hemming Well, hello there, Totally Stitchin' friends! Want to learn how to hem a chiffon evening gown or formal dress? Jump right in and watch my 3-part video series! And, if you want to take this skill a step further, take my online sewing class where we'll talk about more fabrics and hemming methods (read on to learn more)! When I was in ...

Taking in a Beaded Garment

July 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Taking in a Beaded Garment This tip for taking in a beaded garment rocks! You'll want to pin it for later :) Beading is so pretty, but, if you sew a lot, you know that when it comes to taking something in that is beaded, it can be a pain! You typically have to remove the beads where you'll be taking in, breaking the strand of thread ...

How to Take-in a Gown at the Zipper

April 20, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

IMG_0460 Often times, when a dress needs taken in, it can be cinched in at the zipper. Many dresses are different, but may be similar enough to follow these directions. Use these as a guide, but, make sure you inspect how your garment is made and how to put it back together when complete!! This particular garment has no lining, but ...

Out With the Old and In With the Older…

October 27, 2009 in General

Taking clothing from a thrift store, or even your own closet, and making it something new can be an exhilerating and exciting project.  This Halloween, take something old and make it a great old-time costume.  This dress was a basic, peach-colored, 1980s prom dress made into an 1880s gown.  By taking bits and pieces from a few sources, you can ...
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