Tutorials — Amelie Dress

Amelie Dress: Cutting Your Skirt on 44" Wide Fabric

Amelie Dress: Cutting Your Skirt on 44" Wide Fabric

The Amelie dress was designed to fit on 48" / 122 cm wide fabric for sizes 1-8 (US 0-14) or 49" / 124.5 cm wide fabric for sizes 9-16 (US 16-30).

However, there are some really cute fabrics out there that aren't quite so wide and, in all honesty, only the skirt of the Amelie dress poses a problem when it comes to fabric width. There is always the option to simply cut each individual skirt piece with your fabric opened up and laid out as a single layer, but that takes up A LOT of space, fabric, and time,...


How to Adjust a Gaping Back

How to Adjust a Gaping Back

Have you ever been so excited by a lovely V-neck backed garment, or potentially an open back garment -- or any garment that has a steep V-shape of any kind really -- and gone through the process of sewing it all up only to realize that it gapes? I mean, it's wearable, and you love it and everything, but maybe for the second version, you'd prefer the garment to fit a bit more closely to your body?

If this describes you at all, then welcome to the club! I have been there, I have struggled with gaping backs all my...