How to create a tie casing

Hello! I thought I’d share how I made the tie belt casing for the Mānuka dress which I posted last week!

The base dress pattern uses belt loops, but I decided to use a casing this time for a different look. I feel it controls the fullness of the dress in a slightly more structured way than the tie belt + button loops.

The best thing is that you can use this technique on so many other styles too!

Read on for the tutorial! Continue reading “How to create a tie casing”


Hi guys 🙂 Have you heard of #sewphotohop?  It’s an instagram challenge put together by Rachel at House of Pinheiro. Participants share a picture daily based on the designated prompt and tag it with #sewphotohop.

I’ve decided to participate, although it will be a challenge! You can check it out on my instagram and I will also be sharing to my facebook if that’s your preferred way of keeping in the loop!

Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been putting up recently on instagram. This challenge is pushing me to share more of my creative process and a bit more about myself!

My goal is to be blogging weekly, but I think instagram works well as a way to share little snippets. I also plan to share some sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts too. And I can’t help but share some of my designs in progress.

Please come join me! I’d also love to hear your thoughts on the various social medias and what you do and don’t like about them 🙂

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