Sewing a Rayon Challis Top – Making pattern adjustments and fixing fitting

What is it with fashion designers these days?  Go into the stores looking for a pretty spring print and all you find are ugly prints and the ever present solid colors.  Is the concept of florals for spring so clichéd that no one will do them?  But, but... that is what I want now, planting …

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Sewing Rayon Lounge Top Nightshirt

This tutorial is the companion to the lounge pants in the previous post, using the same rayon fabric.  Click on Rayon Lounge Pants for that tutorial.  Cutting out the rayon uses the same principles of not stretching the fabric, and using pattern weights helps.  For the top, I have a favorite nightshirt that I wanted …

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Sewing Rayon Pants with Perfect Fitting

I have several yards of lovely rayon fabric that I wanted to sew into night wear and lounge wear.  Rayon is wonderful to wear, and not difficult to sew (with a couple of tricks).  Serging is perfect for this fabric. The first tip is to place pattern weights on the portion of the fabric that …

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