Sundress Sewing Link Round-up


Happy Monday everyone, it's the official start to the Sundress sew-a-long. Hooray! What better way to get started then to round up of helpful sewing tutorials. I've selected several that have been helpful to me in the past and some new ones that seemed perfect for sundresses. Now open your gray cells for a little learning. ;)

1. Fabric a little bit too sheer? Underline all the things with Sewaholic.

2. Wanna replace those pesky neck and armhole facings with piping? Gertie breaks down the steps here.

3. If piping is not to your liking, then how about a some bias bound necklines and armholes. Jen will help you sew them nice and flat.

4.  Are you looking to add underwires to a bustier style sundress? Gertie is here to support you.

5.  Sewing spaghetti straps driving you batty? Try this method from By Hand London and you don't even need a quick turn.

6. Maybe you'd like some braided spaghetti straps for your sundress. Colette shows you how to put together this cute detail.

7. Maybe you need a waist stay to give that strapless dress some extra support. Anne gives you the what and the why over on the Gorgeous Fabrics blog.

8. Ouch, that naughty zipper just bit you! Maybe you need a zipper shield a la Sewaholic.

9. Need some self covered buttons for your sundress? Laura shows you how to put those suckers together with no pesky metal show through on the Lilacs and Lace blog.

10. Is your sundress screaming for a matching belt?  Colette shows you how to whip one up in your left over fabric.

If you know of any other great tutorials, then let me know in the comments. I've love to learn some new stuff and maybe do another round up at a later date.  Alright then, guess I'd better go decide which sundress pattern is getting sewn up first!

P.S. - Had a twitter question this weekend asking if self drafted sundress patterns are OK for the sew-a-long. You betcha!


  1. Great roundup! Thanks for putting all of this together Heather! I've got my first sundress (hopefully it qualifies) all cut out and ready to sew!

  2. Hooray! I'm doing a happy dance knowing you're gonna start sewing it together soon.


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