February is the time when I'm racing to finish up winter projects and at the same time looking ahead to some spring sewing. It's not quite time for short sleeves but it is a good time to brush up on our skills in preparation for spring projects. And if you're a new sewer, now's the time to learn some good foundational skills that'll launch you "armed and dangerous" into your new hobby. So... join us for the Blue Dot Patterns Dover Jacket Sew-Along....8 Things Every Sewer Should Know.
The Dover Jacket View B is a loose fitting, 3/4 length sleeve jacket that is a versatile wardrobe builder. It goes together quickly and is a great project for the beginning/intermediate sewist. You will learn 8 basic sewing skills that'll not only make your garments look professional but will also help your garments go together more quickly and easily. If you are new to garment sewing, this would be a great sew-along for you!
Here's what we are going to learn:
February 12 - Day #1: Selecting Fabric, Supplies and Choosing Pattern Size.
February 16 - Day #2: Preparing to Sew: Put Together the PDF, Cutting, Marking and Interfacing.
February 19 - Day #3: Constructing the Body of the Jacket: Gathering, Clipping and Understitching.
February 23 - Day #4: Finishing up: Topstitching, Buttonholes and Sewing on Buttons by Machine.
Here's the Sew-Along Badge if you'd like to add it to your blog:
Okay....let's get ready. I can't wait to see what you make!
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8/26/2022 08:22:32 am
Hi, I’m about to sew the Dover Coat but I am wondering about seam finishing. Would it be possible to do French seams? Thank you
9/7/2022 12:14:20 pm
Hello! I seem to be missing the instructions for the Dover Coat in my download. Also, there is a reference to a dart in the sleeve, but no markings for it on the pattern piece. Fortunately, I'm making a toile and following your tutorial, so hoping for a good outcome.
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Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.