Royal Wedding Sew-Along: Construction Process

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Hi Royal Wedding Sew-Alongers! We’re into the first part of the construction phase of the sew-along, but don’t worry if you haven’t started sewing yet. This is a go-at-your-own-pace sew-along. All content will be available indefinitely,

On the blogs and YouTube channels of the Royal Wedding Sew-Along bloggers this week:

Allie, who’s making McCall’s M7684, has all sorts of tips for making perfect darts in her blog post this week.

Allie’s steps to a beautiful bodice.

Brittany also concentrates on bodice darts this week in her blog post. She’s making Butterick B5850.

Brittany has lots of pointers for perfect dart-making.

Lindsey has a video tutorial that’s great for beginning sewers who might need some tips on how to best place and cut out their pattern pieces. She’s sewing New Look 6526.

Check out Lindsey’s video for tips on laying out your pattern.

Monica is sewing Vogue Patterns V9292. She’s a huge fan of washable markers for her sewing projects.

Have you tried washable markers yet for your sewing projects?

Rachel has a video tutorial on fitting this week. She’s making Simplicity 8292.

Getting the fit right with Rachel this week.


Just a quick note to emphasize again that participation in the Royal Wedding Sew-Along is not limited to these five patterns. In fact, you can sew in the sew-along and enter the contest (details coming soon) as long as you’re making a CURRENT pattern from Butterick, McCall’s, New Look, Simplicity or Vogue Patterns.

Have you joined our Royal Wedding Sew-Along Facebook group yet? It’s the best place to meet your fellow sew-alongers and share your progress. We also just started a Royal Wedding Sew-Along Pinterest board; be sure and follow that. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong when you share on social media. Next week we’ll have more on the construction process. Stay tuned!

We’ve been sewing since 1863.

  1. What pattern is suggested for McCall’s pattern? What do you win in contest? When and how are winners determined

  2. Have my Butterick pattern and Mood fabric, was all set to sew, but illness intervened. I’ll start after Easter, can’t wait!

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