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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Magic Bias Dress Sew Along Begins!

Just wanted to do a quick check in this morning and let you all know that the sew along for the Fashion In Harmony Magic Bias Dress has begun. We decided to postpone it by a couple of weeks since we did an extra post on the pockets for the Pepernoot coat, and to give me just a bit of breathing room between the 2 sew alongs. Whew!!!
So, the first post is up and you can find it HERE on the Sew News blog.  


I always enjoy adding a little something extra to the sew alongs. For the Magic Bias Dress, I thought I would play around with some pattern blocking, as well as a little color blocking. For the pattern blocking, I've decided to use the coordinating prints that you see below. I purchased them quite some time ago from Britex in San Francisco. Love that store by the way :) Beautiful fabrics. Thank goodness I don't live in San Francisco!!! As you can see, depending on how the prints are assembled, they take on a very different look. I think I'm going to have fun playing around with them. For the color blocking, you'll have to wait until next week to see what I've chosen ;)


If you've stayed with me to this point, I have a nice little surprise for you. Sew News has a 20% off sale going on. The sale is store wide, so if you have not purchased your own Magic Bias Dress pattern, now's your chance to save a little. The Promo Code is 20SERGER Be sure to hurry though as the sale only runs through tomorrow, April 20th! You can find the Magic Bias Dress pattern HERE. The pattern is on back order so it won't ship until May 5, 2016, but at least you can take advantage of the sale. 



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11 comments:

  1. Rhonda, because the dress is on backorder, it does not allow you to add it to your cart for purchase.

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    1. Oh, what a pity. Thanks for letting me know.

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  2. I just ordered & paid for the pattern . I wish I had ordered sooner as I've been wanting to do a sew a long & this looks like a fun one

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  3. Awe the suspense that we have to wait to see what you decided on for the pattern color blocking. Stayed tuned right

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  4. I have my pattern which I received 10 days ago (great service) and I have registered with Sew Along. I also have some lovely rayon ready to cut out and follow the sew along. Thanks so much Rhonda, I am really looking forward to making this dress.

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  5. Rhonda, may I ask you a question about this pattern? I read your Sew News post about ease. Does this dress contain side seams? it looks like it may not. Just wondering if it would be easy to blend sizes! Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Ginger. There are no side seams. I will do a post later today on blending sizes for a better fit.

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    2. Thank you so much. Sorry about my punctuation above. I was typing on my phone. :-)

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    3. Sometimes I look back at some of the things I send out and I'm horrified!!!, a special thanks to auto-correct BTW :) Didn't even notice.

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  6. All of the examples use patterned fabric, and you don't see the seaming. (Or at least I don't see it in pix online.) Would a plain fabric that highlights the seaming work, too? I am not a sewer, but this pattern looks doable for a beginner.

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    1. A plain fabric would be lovely. I will be doing the dress in non-patterned fabrics for one of the color blocked versions, so you'll get an idea :)

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