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Category: Alder Sew Along
Around this time of year we get a lot of emails enquiring how to convert the Archer into a sleeveless shirt. We have a tutorial here but one thing to note is that since the Archer is both slightly oversized … Continue reading
Today I’ll be showing you how to convert the neckline of the Alder Shirtdress from a collared button up in to a collarless v-neck. For this variation you can disregard the pattern pieces for the upper collar, under collar, and … Continue reading
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to work French seams on the waistline seam of the Alder Shirtdress. Here’s a little tutorial to show you how to make this happen. This tutorial assumes that you already know how … Continue reading
Today I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to turn the Alder Shirtdress into an Alder Shirt! I’m showing View B here but you can do the same thing with view A for a more classic sleeveless … Continue reading
Today’s Alder Shirtdress variation is an easy one, the Mandarin Collar. You don’t need any extra pattern pieces, in fact you need less. The mandarin collar is actually just the collar stand without the addition of the collar. Start by … Continue reading
Today’s a quick post…the hem. Before you begin, line up the front button bands of your dress to make sure they both ended up the same length and adjust accordingly. Fold the hem up 1/4″ and press. Fold up 1/4″ … Continue reading
Today in the Alder Sew Along we’re binding armholes. To follow along click below!
Today we’ll be assembling and attaching the collar. This post is extremely photo heavy, about 32 photos, so if you’re here for the sew along, click below. If not browse on!