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Heart-Ford Sew-a-Long Day 5

Niina Kivelä

Blogger: Elise Ribeira

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We’ve made it to day five!

With your cute hearts attached to your skirt, we are now ready to gather and attach our skirt to the bodice. There are many different ways to gather your skirt- my favorite way is to bump up my stitch length to 5 and my tension up to an 8 or 9. Use your favorite method to gather the skirt.

Be sure to use a high quality thread and start with long tails on your main thread and bobbin! As you sew, your fabric should gather itself. Adjust your tension as necessary if it appears to be too loose or too tight. After your skirt is gathered, measure it against your bodice and pull your threads and gathers to adjust to fit. I find that ironing your gathers can make attaching them easier, and makes them look neat and tidy.

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Finish your hem and your dress is complete, well done for making to day 5! Don’t worry if you are still finishing up, you have until Sunday at midnight EST to catch up and submit your final photos. Please post minimum of one progress photo and one final photo in the albums in the LLK Sewing Group, Sew-a-Long photo album.A random winner will be selected and announced on Monday the 11th, so be sure to add those photos to qualify for the drawing. I’m looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.