Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jocole Mix & Match Sew Along Day 4

Mix & Match Sew Along Day 4

Today we complete the Mix & Match Sew Along.  I hope you were able to complete a top or dress.  Please share your creations with us on our sewing page here, there might just be a little surprise if you share.  :)

Attach the sleeve to the bodice.

Sew the side seams together and finish the neckband.  Finish all hems.

Congratulations!  I hope you enjoyed sewing along this week.  Don't forget to come share your creation. 

Jocole M&M Sew Along Day3

Mix & Match Sew Along Day 3

Today we finish the sleeves for the Mix & Match outfit.  You should have the sleeves ready to sew on to the bodice.

I attached the flutter on top of the sleeve piece.

Attach the sleeve to the bodice.

Tomorrow we finish.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mix & Match Sew Along Day 2

Jocole Mix & Match Sew Along Day 2

We are working with the Jocole Mix & Match Series for this sew along.  There are tons of options and combinations, so your pieces will not look exactly like mine but the process is the same.

You should have front piece, back piece, and sleeves at this point.  Again, I have the Basic Bodice with the A Line Skirt option cut.  I am also making the Classic Sleeve with a flutter sleeve on top.

Today we will sew the bodice front and back together.  I know this step won't take but a few minutes, but we want to give everyone a chance to get caught up.

Sew the shoulder seams together.  If you want, get the sleeve pieces ready for tomorrow.

I lined up the Flutter Piece with the curve at the shoulder on the sleeve piece.  This will allow us to attach the sleeve easily tomorrow.

If you haven't seen the beautiful creations that the girls at Pattern Revolution made, go see them here.  See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Jocole M&M Sew Along

Jocole Mix & Match Sew Along

Are you ready?  We are giving the Mix & Match series a go for this sew along.  I'm excited to break down the process to make it all clear.

I am making a little dress for my daughter.  In order to create a Mix & Match Dress you need several pieces from the series; a bodice, sleeves and bottom.  I needed the following pieces:

Radiant A Line Bottom

Classic Sleeves (I'm also going to add the flutter sleeve on top of the classic sleeve.)

We will combine all of these pieces to make a cute little dress.

Today we will print, assemble the pattern pieces and cut fabric.  When you have all the pieces cut and assembled, we still need to do some piecing to make the pattern work.  You can see in the picture below that I have placed the Basic Empire Bodice above the Radiant A Line pattern piece.  The fabric will be cut as one whole piece with these two pattern pieces together.  Be sure you are lining up the fold for the bodice and bottom on the same side.  

The bodice piece is turned toward the wrong side (in the photo) to line up the fold sides.  Cut one front and one back piece and two sleeves.  If you are making a dress that the bodice and skirt are separate pieces, you will need a front and back for each piece.

This is what you should have so far.

Here is the schedule for the Sew Along for the week of November 17- 21:

Monday - Print, assemble pattern, cut fabric
Tuesday - Sew bodice or dress front and back
Wednesday - Sew sleeves
Thursday - Finish
Friday - Share creations to enter for a prize

I hope you will join us in the sewing group if you have questions.

Let's get sewing!