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Tuesday Tips with Lindsey Rae!

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Oh my gosh I am LOVING the questions that you girls are sending in for these weekly posts! Please keep them coming.

This week a FREE PDF pattern will be sent to Elyssa Richardson for her awesome question! So here it is...

When sewing a skirt or dress should you sew from the waist to the hem or vice versa? Or doesn't it matter?

Well, I find certain fabrics, like rayon, it does matter. Especially if the tension on your thread seems to run tight. I generally sew from the waist down. However, I think as long as you are consistent on both sides (sewing both in the same direction) then you should be fine. This isn't critical or even noticeable on linen, cotton and other stable fabrics, but it's good to get into the habit of sewing from the top down.

Hope that helps Elyssa!

Here's a Charlianne Wrap Dress that I made out of a linen blend from @potterandcofabrics


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