Sew It Slow Sew Along: 1/24-2/3

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Lately I’ve noticed so many people who share their sewn items focusing on quantity over quality. I have always been one to strive for quality when sewing something, always working to achieve professional finishing. In college, this wasn’t any different, all of my samples were sewn up to my personal standards, which also grew at this time in my life.

Living in Seattle attending college for fashion design, we had major department stores that carried designer brands, and the finishing on this clothing is absolutely dreamy. One of my projects in college was examine and try on clothing at different price levels. I remember examining so many different designer pieces, and taking all the photos in the dressing room, oh and these pieces fit so much better than the low end pieces I tried on. This combined with all the techniques I learned in my industrial sewing classes, pushed me more to strive for quality and more detail in each piece I made.

Sew It Slow Sew Along

For this sew along, we will be doing things a little differently than we have in past Phee Fabrics sew alongs. Each participant will choose their own pattern from one of our featured designers (see below), and sew up their own creation using Phee Fabrics. Videos with sewing techniques and tips will be posted throughout the sew along time period that may or may not pertain to your garment, but all will revolve around sewing a woven dress, tunic, or top.

1/24 – 2/3 with final garment due 2/10 giving you 3 full weekends from start to finish. Stay tuned next week for the specifics of the schedule and what is happening each day, as well as the rules for entering your garment for the grand prize and other prizes.

To find the posts on social media pertaining to the sew along including discount codes, search for the hashtag #PheeSlowSew. During the sew along, you can also use this hashtag on social media platforms as you document your progress.

To join the sew along on Facebook, you can follow along in the Phee Fabrics Sew Along group. In this group, there will be a post for each featured designer where you can post specifics pertaining to your pattern.

Phee Fabrics Discount

Watch Phee Fabrics on Facebook and Instagram as well as the newsletter (sign up here) for a discount code on woven fabrics which includes Art Gallery Fabrics (AGF) Premium Cotton, AGF Rayon, AGF Canvas, Stretch Twill, and all AGF woven bases in the Pre-order section of the website.

Featured Designers

Blueprints for Sewing

Save 15% with code PHEEFABSAL15, 1/20-2/3, on the Cabin dress.

Cabin Dress

The Cabin Dress is an easy, comfortable, and flattering top, tunic or dress with french darts, dolman sleeves, and a back yoke. Either version can be finished with bias facing or binding around the neckline, sleeves, and hem.

Size range:  B: 32”/H:35” – B:50”/H:53” includes two bust options, A/B cup or C/D cup.

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Closet Case Patterns

Save 20% with code PHEEDSALDRESS20, now-2/29 on Cielo Dress/Top or Fiona Sundress print or PDF patterns.

Cielo Dress/Top

The Cielo Dress & Top is an easy, breezy take on a boxy tee and shift dress. Loaded with interesting details and interchangeable features

Size range: B:31″/W:24″/H:33″ – B:48″/W:39″/H:48″ Includes cup sizes

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Fiona Sundress

Fiona is a fitted button-up sundress with shoulder straps, princess seams, a straight cut skirt and fetching topstitched details. Wear it on its own during warm weather months, or layer it over tees and turtlenecks as the weather cools.

Size range: B:31″/W:24″/H:33″ – B:46″/W:39″/H:48″

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Designer Stitch

Save 30% with code pheesew through 2/3. The discount code works on Sedona Shirt/Shirt Dress, Clara Dress, Frida Top/Dress, Kate Dress, KeeLin Top/Dress, Kristen Dress, Pippa Wrap Top/Dress. If you would like to use the code on more than one dress, you’ll need to purchase each pattern separately.

Callie Tweens and Teens Dress

While this pattern isn’t included with the discount code, it’s still a great option if you’re looking for something for your tween or teen and want to sew along with us. Easy wearing the Callie is fabulous for all seasons wearing, while it looks amazing with a simple tee underneath along with summer sandals – or for those in cold weather climates – a turtleneck, tights and some great boots.

Size range: Tween/Teen 6-16 (C:24”/W23”/H:26”/ height: 45.625” – C:33.5”/W:28.5”/H:36” / height: 64.5”)

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Sedona Shirt Tunic Dress

The traditional style of the Sedona is a favorite of fashion icons and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Plus, it can be layered over a pair of pants and tee or turtleneck to transition from season to season.

Size range: B:32”/W:23.5”/H:34” – B:52”/W:43.5”H:54” measurements are based on fit models with a cup size of B and C, but pattern includes cup sizes B-DD/E.

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Hey June Handmade

Save 15% with the code HJPHEESAL now through 1/31, on Laramie Shirt and Dress (juniors), Larkspur Dress (juniors), Sanibel Dress and Romper, and Trevi Top and Dress.

Larkspur Dress

A simple and stylish shift dress for juniors in sizes 6 – 16, the Larkspur Dress comes with tons of options to customize: in-seam pockets, a peter pan collar, notched neckline, scoop neckline, sleeveless, cap sleeves, elbow length sleeves, or elbow length sleeves with notches.

Size range: Juniors 6-16 (C:24”/H:25.6” / height: 45” – C:32”/H:35” / height: 62”)

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Trevi Top & Dress

The Trevi is a versatile and flattering trapeze top or dress for woven fabrics.  It features high cut shoulder straps and a full button down back.  The pattern includes a separate front piece with a darted full bust adjustment for sewing cup sizes above a C.  

Size range: High B:32.5″/H:35″ – High B:44.5″/H:50″ includes FBA

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Made by Rae

Save 20% with the code PHEE20, 1/21-2/29 on all Rae patterns in the shop including the Geranium Dress and Washi Dress.

Geranium Dress

The Geranium Dress is a sweet and incredibly versatile dress pattern that includes two views and endless possibilities for mixing and matching! 

Size range: Girls 0m-12yrs

  • Baby and Toddler sizes newborn – 5T (C:16” / weight: 8lbs / height: 17” – C:23.5” / weight: 46lbs / height: 45”)
  • Kids’ sizes 6 – 12 (C:24” / W:22” / height: 45” – C:29.5” / W:25” / height: 57.5”)

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Also check out the expansion pack for more options.

Washi Dress

This sweet and stylish dress features a cut-out scoop neckline, pockets, and shirring in the back for an easy, comfortable fit. No zippers or closures are needed! The pattern can be made with a basic scoop neckline, sleeveless, as a tunic, or with a longer skirt to achieve a large number of different looks.

Size range: B:34″/W:26″/H:36″ – B:44″/W:37″/H:46″

Fabric types:

Check out the expansion pack for more options.

Megan Nielsen Patterns

Save 20% with the code SLOWSEW-2020, 1/1 – 2/4 on Darling Ranges Dress, Eucalypt Woven Tank Top & Dress (Curve version available), Floreat Dress & Top (Curve version available), Matilda Dress, River Dress & Top, and Sudley Dress & Blouse.

Floreat Dress & Top/Floreat Curve

Floreat is an asymmetrical dress or blouse that can be made from woven or knit fabrics. The pattern features clean lines, woven and knit facing options, inseam pockets as well as multiple sleeve and hem lengths.

Size range: B:32”/W:24”/H:34” – B:46”/W:38”/H:48”
Curve Size range: B:40”/W:32”/H:42” – B:56”/W:48”/H:56”

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Matilda Dress

Matilda is a modern utility style shirt dress with classic tailoring techniques. Pattern features princess seams, drop shoulders, pleated breast pockets, an A-line skirt with roomy statement pockets, collar and stand.

Size range: B:34″/W:26″/H:36″ – B:42″/W:34″/H:44″

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Sew Liberated

Save 20% with the code PHEE, now through 2/11 on any woven dress pattern including the Ashland Dress and Hinterland dress.

Ashland Dress

The bodice of the Ashland Dress is fully-lined, allowing you to use lightweight fabrics. It looks great in wool, too, making it an all-season design. Two pocket variations, a decorative sash, and buttons down the front complete the dress. Buttonholes are made optional by an invisible zipper on the back that we show you how to install. 

Size range: B:32″/W:24″/H:34.5″ – B:44.5″/W:36.5″/H:47″ includes cup sizes A-D

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Hinterland Dress

The Hinterland Dress offers a timeless, comfortable, and elegant silhouette. Featuring three sleeve options, either partial or full button down plackets, customizable length, and inseam pockets, this is a pattern workhorse that spans the seasons. The fit is loose, with side bust darts and a gathered skirt with optional waist ties, and is easily modified for maternity and nursing. Don’t feel like buttons? Cut the front bodice on the fold for a placket-free hack.

Size range: B31″/W25″/H33.5″ – B48.5″/W42.5″/H51″

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Sew Over It

Save 15% with the code SLOWSEWBETTY through midnight (UK time) 2/10 on the Betty Dress PDF or paper pattern.

Betty Dress

With a fitted bodice and full circle skirt, Betty is super flattering for all figures, nipping you in at the waist and flaring out to create a beautiful silhouette. The dress fastens with an invisible zip down the center back, has facings around the neckline and armholes and a machine finished hem.

Size range: B:33″/W:26″/H:36″ – B:45″/W:38″/H:48″

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Sofiona Designs

Save 25% with the code SOPHEEFIRE, now through 2/3 on the Fireweed Flounce Dress.

Fireweed Flounce Dress

The Fireweed is an elegant dress, perfect for special occasions. The narrow circle-cut flounces are beautiful on both little girls and young ladies. The bodice is fitted and gives way to either a high-low circle skirt or a gathered skirt with an invisible zipper closure in the back. A darted bodice is included for young ladies with a 1/2-1” upper/full bust difference.

Size range: Girls 2-16 (C:20”/W:20”/H:21” / height: 35” – C:33”/W:27”/H:34” / height: 63”)

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