Thanks to everyone to voted in our Zinnia Sewalong competition. Voting is now closed and we have a winner! (and a couple of lovely runners up too).Read More
Today our post is all about inserting the zipper. If you're doing Versions 2 or 3, this is a step you'll want to undertake before trying to insert the waistband. We'll try to get a post up for the waistband of these versions over the next couple of days.Read More
This week, in Part 8 of our Zinnia Sewalong, we'l be showing you how to attach the waistband for Version 1, the gathered skirt. And at the start of next week, we'll do the same for Version 2. Nearly there folks!Read More
Welcome to the second part of our pockets tutorial for the Zinnia Skirt. Today we’ll be talking about in-seam pockets, which are the type of pocket used in Versions 2 of the Zinna pattern.Read More
This is Part 6, and today we’re looking at pockets: specifically patch pockets. Then in a couple of days we'll be sticking up another post on in-seam pockets.Read More
Welcome to this fourth part of the Zinnia Sewalong. In this post we are going to start sewing, yay! Some of the fundamentals we’ll be covering include seam allowances, button plackets (version 1), stitch length and width, pressing a seam, and staystitching. We will also explain how to use fusible interfacing, sew a basic seam, and finally how to do gathering and pleats.Read More
Welcome to the (long awaited) Part 3 of the Zinnia Sewalong. In this post we'll be discussing the importance of making a toile, pattern cutting layouts, pinning and marking, and how to cut out your fabric.Read More
For those of you who are following our Zinnia Sewalong, we just wanted to put out a wee apology for the delay of Part 3. Our household has been struck with illness this past week, but we're feeling better now and typing up the next installment. We hope to have it posted in the next day or two.
Thank you all so much for your patience. This is our first Sewalong, so we're learning a bit about forward planning!
Welcome to The Stitchery's first Sewalong. We will be working through the Zinnia Skirt by Colette Patterns, providing step-by-step tutorials and support as we sew together. In today's post we'll be chatting about understanding the pattern envelope as well as explaining the different fabric and haberdashery choices.Read More