How to Sew a Drawstring Elastic Waistband

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Have you ever heard of Little Dresses for Africa? I bet many of you have, as it’s a very popular charity in sewing circles. But what you might not know is that there is a branch of this charity that collects handmade clothing for BOYS – Britches for Boys. They particularly request drawstring waist shorts, Read the Rest…

Slip Dress Tutorial and FREE Pattern

Summer Slip Dress Tutorial - Sewing Pattern by Melly Sews

Hey y’all – today I’m sharing this slip dress tutorial. This actually isn’t a new tutorial at all – I just remade an old one in a new fabric, with minor alterations. This is actually the pattern from my Bias Sundress. To make this look, I switched from quilting cotton to silk. This beautiful border Read the Rest…

Sew Reversible Dress – Catalina Dress

How to sew a Reversible Dress - 30 Days of Sundresses - Melly Sews

Hey all – today I have a pattern hack/tutorial on how to sew a reversible dress. I ordered this two sided double gauze recently, and I couldn’t make up my mind about which side I wanted to be the outside. So I used the Catalina Dress pattern and made both sides the outside! And I LOVE Read the Rest…