Rita Blouse Sew-Along: Steps 1-5

It’s finally time to really start sewing! We’re going to do steps 1-5, which will get us all the way to inserting the zipper. Seam Allowances First, please note that a 5/8″ seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces. The Princess Panels This blouse has midriff princess seams, meaning it’s broken up into six […]

Rita Blouse Sew Along: Cutting, Marking, and Serging

It’s time to cut our fabric! I’m excited to be making my Rita from this tropical print rayon challis that is part of my new collection (coming out at Spotlight Stores next month!). Prepping to Cut First, a note on pre-washing: If you intend to wash your garment in the washing machine, it’s important to […]