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Heart-Ford Sew-a-Long Day 2

Niina Kivelä

Blogger: Elise Ribeira

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Welcome to day two of our Heart-Ford sew-a-long! Hopefully it wasn’t too hard to choose your favorite options. I know there are so many adorable combinations to pick from. I will be keeping it simple this time with an unlined bodice with a neck binding and long sleeves. I’m looking forward to see all the fun variations you may come up with!We will use day 2 to cut out our fabric. My favorite tools while cutting with knit are a clear, acrylic ruler (2 x18 is my favorite size for this task), a rotary cutter, and cutting mat.

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Lightweight knits can shift easily, so using a sharp rotary cutter can help with accuracy and speed. Pinning your pattern to the fabric or using pattern weights can also prevent shifting.

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But sure to cut your rectangle pieces from the cut chart as well. This is where that clear ruler especially comes in handy! I find this so much quicker than having to print, tape, and cut out a rectangle when I can so easily measure it with my handy ruler. (Pro Tip: I like to write down the cut chart measurements onto my bodice pattern, so it is easy to locate when I’m ready to cut those pieces.)

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Once you have all your fabric pieces accounted for, set them aside and anxiously wait for tomorrow when we will begin the construction of the bodice!

(Pro tip: I like to iron my pieces before sewing so everything is nice and crisp and ready to sew- if you’d like to iron yours, do this today!)