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  • T5 replied to the topic Reducing width of bodice in the forum building block dress 2 months ago

    Thank you @liesl!

    I unpicked the 1/2 inch seam and sewed it with a 1/4 inch seam and it worked perfectly!

    I found your Building Block dress book at our library a few weeks ago and have ordered my own copy because I like it so much! It led me to your website and I also found a copy of Little Things to Sew at Joann fabric store this week!

    I…[Read more]

  • T5 replied to the topic Reducing width of bodice in the forum building block dress 2 months ago

    Sleeve Cuff Facing:
    I am not sure how to create a new thread, but I am in the Building Block book, page 45. I just completed #25. The sleeve cuff facing cut on the bias is only 1 inch wide, so after stitching the layers with a 1/2 inch seam in #25 it doesn’t seem like there is enough of the facing to wrap to the inside and sew in place with 1/4 i…[Read more]

  • T5 replied to the topic Reducing width of bodice in the forum building block dress 2 months ago

    Referring to my previous question, do I cut 1/2 inch off each side of the skirt from the waist all the way to the bottom? Or do I slash the skirt pattern somewhere in the middle and reduce the width there by 1/2 inch?

  • T5 replied to the topic Reducing width of bodice in the forum building block dress 2 months ago

    Thank you! You are a talented teacher!

  • My daughter approximately fits the size 12 building block dress. I made a muslin and it is a bit baggy on the sides. I gradually tapered the bodice starting at the arm hole down to the bottom of the side where it is taken in 1/2 inch. Is that an acceptable alteration? I am planning on reducing width of skirt by 1/2 inch as well so the bodice and…[Read more]

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