Friday, February 3, 2012


I'm long overdue in posting about this, but the burger dress was featured on everythingburger.wordpress.com!

Click here for the full post!

In the meantime, I've joined Sewaholic's Minoru Sewalong! I'm a little behind, but so far, so good.

I ended up hand basting the main jacket pieces together, to ensure fit, and I'm so glad I did - it made piece of mind attainable, and kept my pieces from shifting when I finally sewed them together.

Hand basting!
I've made it to roughly the third post. I've sewed the raglan sleeves to the front and back pieces, pressed and done my topstitching. I used a triple stitch and preferred to do the topstitching before trimming the remaining allowance.

Last night I put the hood together, and set in a lining.
Hoods are funny!

I'm really excited to see this jacket come together. This is the first sewalong I've participated in, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. There have been many questions that have been easily answered - and even though I'm behind the posts are still there. If you're considering joining, do it!

I'll leave you with a parting shot: my hood plaid pieces match, but it was not through action I took. I need to figure out *how* to match plaids, if anybody has a tutorial, send it my way!

To add: I found a tutorial by the Selfish Seamstress here, but I'm still not clear on matching pieces, for example, on the Peony dress. The bodice, waist, skirt and optional sleeves would all need to be matched. How can I ensure the plaid matches at those intersections as well?


  1. I love love love the burger dress!

  2. Thank you so much! It was a really fun project, and it's got me thinking about next halloween!


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