It’s all about sewing the perfect tee during this Sewing With Nancy mini-series. Whether a tee top or a classic tee dress, the same fitting, sewing, and designing techniques apply. Pattern designer Pamela Leggett joins me for the second episode of Sewing The Perfect T-Shirt, this time concentrating on making a dress. Watch online, on DVD, or on PBS.

Once you know how to fit a tee top, as featured in the first episode, applying that knowledge to a classic tee shirt dress is a natural progression.


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Just a Few Tips on What You’ll Learn

  • See how easy it is to modify the neckline.
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  • Sew or serge the sleeve to the armhole with a fast flat construction technique.


Sew a T-Shirt Dress with Pamela Leggitt and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy



  • Check side seams for fitting. You’ll learn how to custom-fit your T-shirt dress during the sewing process. Plus, you’ll trim the pattern tissue and fabric at the same time so your pattern will be fine-tuned for sewing your next T-shirt dress.


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  • Learn hem options; fuse first, stitch second is the key for the perfect blind hem.


Sew a T-Shirt Dress with Pamela Leggitt and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy



  • Add a designer touch by color-blocking your dress pattern.


Sew a T-Shirt Dress with Pamela Leggitt and Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy



Info on the pattern:

The Classic T-Shirt Dress pattern by Pamela Leggett is available at Nancy’s Notions. Read more about the pattern, fit, style variations and sizes on Pamela’s website, here.


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Watch Sew the Perfect T-Shirt (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.

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