Sophie Sew-A-Long show off!

There were so many GORGEOUS Sophie dresses made over in the M4M fb group.

Let me show off a few….

Made by Brooke from Five Little Monkeys. Brooke used a knit bodice! How comfortable will that be. She cut the back bodice on the fold, so no closures necessary.10610697_845115068872530_8419293730610722080_n

Made by Megan who used the sweetheart center panel with a lace overlay, exposed zipper and some Ikea curtains for the tulle overlay! 10372785_10107571677773934_8261478764356685823_n

Made by Virginia from Banana Showcase! I love the rick rack detail she added to the center panel.

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Made by Alison from House of Haddie. Alison used the ruffle sleeve add-on from the sew-a-long and added a sash.

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Made by Amanda with matching dolly dresses!

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Made by Alexandra from M & M Bows!

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Made by Heather from All Things Katy! Heather used the sweetheart and ruffle add ons. I adore her buttons too!!

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The Sophie is PERFECT for appliques and embroidery! Made by Jessica from JAB Creations. Jessica added a sweet overlay.

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Made by Karen for her sweet daughter!

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Made by Christi from Abble Dabble Boutique.

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Made by Lauren who hand embroidered the sweetheart center panel!

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We had a fantastic prize donated from Bethany Lane; 1 person with the most ‘likes’ in the finished dress sew-a-long album will receive 2 sets of ‘I love you’ buttons! Bethany Lane also offers adorable personalized buttons that I just adore. Get your shop’s name or daughter’s for a special touch to any outfit!

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BUM BUM BUM, NOW for the winner…. I gasped when I saw this adorable dress! Made by Lorraine from Buttons & Bows!! Isn’t is beautiful and guess what?? Lorraine made it for her shop, it is a size 3 and for sale! If it was my daughter’s size I would snap it up, so cute!! Congrats Lorraine!!!

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Thank you SO MUCH to all the ladies joined and made my first sew-a-long a success!! I hope you join us next month for our next sew-a-long!

 

 

Sophie Sew-A-Long!

 

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We are sewing the Sophie dress together over in my pattern group on fb! Come join us! Even if you can’t sew up your dress this week, there are lots of additional add ons, tips, tricks and even videos to help you along the way. I am adding the videos the my new YouTube channel if you ever need to reference them.

Monday we chose our size and fabric, cut out our dress and embellished our bodice. You should see all the creative, beautiful choices everyone is making. I just love seeing what others create with the same pattern. Yesterday we finished step 2 of the pattern, constructing the bodice. Today we are working on the sleeves and sash. I’m going to give you a quick picture tutorial on how to enclose the sleeve seam in the bodice lining. If your daughter is sensitive or you just like the inside of your dress to look pretty, this is for you. It is not difficult, but is more time consuming.

So here is your sleeve and your bodice/lining. Separate your main bodice and lining…just open along the armhole.

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Now we are going to stay stitch along the armhole curve on the lining side. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance.

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Then clip to, but not through the stay stitch line. Then press the clipped curve toward the wrong side of the lining.

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Pin the sleeve to the main bodice. Careful not to catch the lining. Stitch in place. I finished this seam out of habit, but it’s not necessary since it will be enclosed.

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Press the seam toward to bodice.

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Pin the lining over the seam and hand stitch in place to enclose. TADA beautifully enclosed sleeve seam! Let me know if you give this a try. 🙂

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