If you’re just starting out with sewing, and especially if you’re curvy, the Springfield Top is a great place to start! It uses easy-to-control woven fabrics, has a great fit over curves, and is a good introduction to basic techniques – even if you’ve never sewn a garment before, you should be able to make a Springfield.
This sewalong will take you through the pattern step-by-step, and we’ll also cover how to sew with French seams which is a fantastic way to elevate any garment, and some basic pattern adjustments.
Here’s the schedule:
9 August: How to grade between sizes
10 August: How to move bust dart height
11 August: How to sew French seams
15 August:Preparing your fabric and pattern & Sew bust darts
17 August: Sew back
19 August: Sew shoulders and side seams
22 August: How to sew a side seam with slits using French seams
24 August: Finish armholes and neckline with bias facings
26 August: Hemming
I look forward to sewing along with all of you, and seeing what you make!