Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!
It’s Sew Easy TV’s Shirt Dress Sewalong
Announcing the shirt dress sewalong! This season of It’s Sew Easy I will be sewing a shirt dress from beginning to end and you can follow along each week watching each episode of It’s Sew Easy!
To get started you will need to gather the supplies. You will find quick links to many of these items on my Amazon shopping list.
Check your pattern stash 🙂 Any button down shirt or shirtdress will work 🙂 Here are a few ideas:
- NEW Look #6449
- NEW Look #6470
- SIMPLICITY #8084
- MCcALL’S 7470
- Angela Wolf Pattern Collection: THE LINDA SHIRT & SHIRTDRESS (coming out January 2018)
A cotton or cotton blend is the most common fabric used for a shirt dress, but the dress can take on a completely different look with different weight fabrics. Consider a rayon, linen, silk charmeuse, silk chiffon, or crepe.
- If you choose a fabric with a print be sure to buy more fabric than the pattern recommends so you can line up the design while cutting out
- Pre-shrink the fabric by washing and drying the fabric before cutting
- I use a fusi-knit fusible tricot interfacing – a woven or sew in interfacing will also work
- Test the interfacing on a scrap of fabric to make sure it doesn’t show through
- Universal polyester thread
- Silk or cotton thread adds a nice finish for the topstitching)
- Pressing Tools
- Basic Sewing Supplies
- Seam Ripper, Measuring Tape, Tailors Chalk, Pins,
Here is the blog schedule for the season long sew-along with links to the tutorials and live Q&A on my blog (each link will open on the date listed). Season 14 of It’s Sew Easy had begun airing on PBS and Create TV; you will be able to watch each episode there first (depending on when your specific station begins airing the show).
Part 1: Announcing the Shirt Dress Sewalong with Angela Wolf on It’s Sew Easy
Part 2: Sewing the Front Placket
Part 3: Attaching the Collar
Part 4: Sewing the Placket on the Sleeve
Part 5: Sewing the Sleeves and Side Seam
Part 6: Sewing the Cuffs
Part 8: Finishing the Hem
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Can’t wait to see what you sew up! Leave your comments & questions below …
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