My favorite wardrobe additions to transition your Genavieve from Summer into Autumn: A chunky cardigan that hits at hip length Throw on a warm and cozy scarf Add some chunky jewelry Or a great handbag in black or navy Boots are a must! Here are some example outfits using each length of top along with… Read More
Today, we will be finishing up our Genavieve! For the next step place your front and back bodice right sides together and sew with a 1/2" seam allowance along the side seams back stitching at each end. Finish your raw edges with either an overlock or mock overlock stitch.
Taking your prepared bias tape, (in this sample I am using a knit, but it doesn't have to be!) place it right sides together along one armhole of your front bodice and pin (your fold line should be 1/2" in). I like to leave a little over hang and trim at the end. Sew with… Read More
After cutting out your Back Yoke Style #3 Main and lining fabrics (make sure that you have a right and left side of each), apply your interfacing (if using) to the back of the main panels 1/2" in from edge.Place your main fabric and lining right sides together. Make sure you still have a left… Read More
Let's get started on Back Yoke Style #2. After cutting your back yoke pieces you should have 2 main panels (a right and a left) as well as 2 lining panels (a right and a left). We are going to start by taking the right side of the 9" zipper and placing it right sides… Read More
After cutting out your Back Yoke Style #1, you will have one main piece and one lining piece. Lay the two pieces right sides together and pin around the neckline. Make sure to mark a dot 1/2" down and in on each side of the shoulder piece.
It's time to start cutting out our pieces from our prepped fabrics! A couple of tips for cutting you can use a rotary cutter with a mat or fabric scissors (keep a dedicated pair of scissors just for cutting fabric, they won't dull has fast). Let's start with our Front and Back Bodice which are… Read More
One of the best things about the Genavieve pattern is that fact that it will work with a lot of different fabrics. First, let's look at some awesome options for the Back Yoke fabrics: Each of the 3 samples above are utilizing different fabrics for the back yokes. From left to right: a medium weight… Read More