Sew It Slow Sew Along: Schedule

Find all Sew It Slow posts here. If you’re following along on social media, search for the hashtag #PheeSlowSew. This is how you’ll find discount codes on fabric, see examples sewn up, and maybe even others working on their own projects for this sew along.

The sew along and contest runs 1/24 through 2/3, with the final garment photo(s) due 2/10/2020. Past Sew It Slow posts:

Patterns mentioned in this schedule include:

Day 1: Fri. 1/24

  • print and assemble pattern
  • wash fabric
  • muslin
  • resources for common fit adjustments

Day 2: Sat. 1/25

  • muslin fit adjustments
  • cut fabric

Techniques

  • block interfacing
  • underlining + glue basting
  • pressing

Day 3: Sun. 1/26

  • Betty: darts
  • Cabin: stay stitch neckline + weltless pocket
  • Cielo: darts
  • Fireweed: flounces
  • Floreat Sleeved/Sleeveless: inseam pockets
  • Geranium: shoulder seams + flutter sleeve (optional)
  • Hinterland: stay stitch neckline (and arms for sleeveless) + darts
  • Larkspur: shoulder seams + collar (optional)
  • Matilda: skirt pockets + skirt
  • Sedona: button wrap folds + button holes
  • Trevi: stay stitch neck and arms
  • Washi: darts

Techniques

  • stay stitching
  • darts
  • seam finishes
    • stitched + pinked
    • turn + stitch
    • single overlock
    • double overlock
    • French seam
    • corded seam
    • French piping
  • pockets
    • inseam pocket
    • weltless
    • patch pocket

Day 4: Mon. 1/27

  • Betty: stay stitch back neckline
  • Cabin: bust darts
  • Cielo: front pockets
  • Fireweed: should seams + princess seams
  • Floreat Sleeved/Sleeveless: waist tie
  • Geranium: attach bodice to lining
  • Hinterland: waist ties + bodice shoulder and side seams
  • Larkspur: facing
  • Matilda: bodice “princess” seams
  • Sedona: stay stitch neckline + darts + tie belt (optional)
  • Trevi: darts
  • Washi: pleat skirt

Techniques

  • grading seam allowances
  • v-necks and corners
  • understitch
  • edge stitch
  • pleats
  • cutting bias tape
  • facings

Day 5: Tue. 1/28

  • Betty: bodice and skirt side seams
  • Cabin: back pleat/darts
  • Cielo: back shoulder pieces
  • Fireweed: attach bodice and lining
  • Floreat Sleeved: back zipper
  • Floreat Sleeveless: shoulder seam
  • Geranium: bodice side seam
  • Hinterland: neck facing (bias)
  • Larkspur: zipper
  • Matilda: bodice pockets (optional)
  • Sedona: side seam pockets + front breast pockets (both optional)
  • Trevi: back placket
  • Washi: attach bodice front to skirt front

Techniques

  • zippers
    • invisible
    • centered
    • hand picked

Day 6: Wed. 1/29

  • Betty: attach bodice to skirt
  • Cabin: yoke
  • Cielo: shoulder sams
  • Fireweed: waistband (attach waistband to bodice for circle skirt)
  • Floreat Sleeved/Sleeveless: back seam
  • Geranium: skirt seams + gather/pleat skirt
  • Hinterland:
    • Sleeveless: armhole facing
    • Sleeves (set-in), hem/face sleeves
  • Larkspur: back seam
  • Matilda: yoke, bodice side seams
  • Sedona: back pleat (optional) + back yoke
  • Trevi: shoulder + side seams
  • Washi: shirring dress back

Techniques

  • shirring
  • gathering
  • sewing sleeves
    • set-in
    • flat

Day 7: Thu. 1/30

  • Betty: zipper
  • Cabin: shoulder seams + neckline bias facing/binding
  • Cielo: neckline (facing or bias)
  • Fireweed: skirt (attach skirt to waistband for gathered skirt)
  • Floreat Sleeved: shoulder seam
  • Floreat Sleeveless: facings
  • Geranium: attach bodice to skirt + secure lining
  • Hinterland: skirt inseam pockets + side seams
  • Larkspur: inseam pockets
  • Matilda: sleeve bands + waistband
  • Sedona: collar
  • Trevi: neckline
  • Washi: shoulder seams

Techniques

  • securing lining/facing

Day 8: Fri. 1/31

  • Betty: back seam
  • Cabin: bias facing/binding at sleeve hems and bottom hem
  • Cielo: sleeve (flat)
  • Fireweed: bodice to skirt
  • Floreat Sleeved/Sleeveless: sides seams
  • Geranium: Button holes
  • Hinterland: gather skirt; attach skirt for full placket only
  • Larkspur: sleeve (flat)
  • Matilda: placket
  • Sedona: side seams + sleeve (set-in)
  • Trevi: armholes
  • Washi: facing

Techniques

  • stitch in the ditch
  • buttons
    • flat
    • shank

Day 9: Sat. 2/1

  • Betty: facing and shoulder seams
  • Cabin: side seam
  • Cielo: side seam
  • Fireweed: zipper + back seam
  • Floreat Sleeved: facing
  • Floreat Sleeveless: back opening
  • Geranium: buttons
  • Hinterland: placket + button holes
  • Larkspur: side seams
  • Matilda: collar + hem
  • Sedona: sleeve placket + cuff
  • Trevi: hem
  • Washi: side seams

Techniques

  • hems
    • blind catch stitch
    • slip stitch
    • flat catch stitch
    • mitered
    • narrow

Day 10: Sun. 2/2

  • Betty: hem
  • Cabin: complete sleeve and hemline facings
  • Cielo: sleeve cuff
  • Fireweed: secure lining
  • Floreat Sleeved: sleeve (set-in)
  • Floreat Sleeveless: hem
  • Geranium: hem
  • Hinterland: attach skirt to bodice only placket, buttons
  • Larkspur: sleeve facing/hem
  • Matilda: button holes
  • Sedona: sleeve button tab (optional)
  • Trevi: button holes
  • Washi: sleeves + armhole bias facing

Techniques

  • additional videos as requested

Day 11: Mon. 2/3

  • Cielo: hem
  • Fireweed: hem
  • Floreat Sleeved: hem
  • Geranium: patch pockets (optional)
  • Hinterland: hem
  • Larkspur: hem
  • Matilda: buttons
  • Sedona: hem
  • Trevi: buttons
  • Washi: hem

Techniques

  • additional videos as requested

Final Garment Due: Mon. 2/10

Details on entering your garment for prizes and the rules can be found here.

Please leave a comment if you feel any technique videos are missing from the sew along schedule, as they can be added.

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