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This February, love is in the air for Satomi Fujii better known as Hanon.
During the month, The Dolly Insider Sewing Crush will shine a spotlight on Hanon by sewing 4 projects.
We want to get you excited to sew tiny!
Who is Satomi Fujii:
Dolly Sewing Crush: Hanon Project #1
This week we are featuring the Lace Dress sewing kit by Hanon.
I love how Hanon’s kits include everything you need to complete the look: instructions, fabric, and snap closures.
There are 40 steps to complete this project.
The directions for the Lace Dress are written in English and it also includes images so you can visually see the step by step instructions.
Your Layout For Sewing Success
Steps 1-15 Creating The Bodice
It may seem like there’s a lot of steps to complete the bodice but they went by quickly.
The steps involved applying fray check along the edges and sewing the lace to the bodice.
Then sewing the shoulder seams, attaching the lining and sewing the side seams.
Steps 16-30 Skirt Lace & Gathers
This section is about adding lace to the hem & other areas of the skirt, making a gathered waist and attaching the skirt to the bodice.
The last step in this section is sewing the skirt close.
I have a difficult time making sure my gathers are evenly spaced, creating gathers is a skill I want to improve.
Steps 31-40 Finishing the Lace Dress
These steps include hand stitching a strip of lace to the waist, creating and hand sewing crumpled fabric along the neckline and sewing snap closures to the dress.
Completing this dress made us feel so accomplished.
It was our 1st time layering lace onto fabric to create a new look and it was amazing to see how lace can quickly transform an outfit.
We love the romantic style of the dress and are beyond happy with the result and can’t stop gazing at it.
Dolly Insider Skill Level Rating:
The beauty of the Lace Dress kit is that it looks complex but it’s actually quite simple.
It’s Time For A Giveaway
To spark your love for sewing tiny, we are giving 1 lucky winner: 1 Tiny Wardrobe book by Hanon & 1 fat quarter of linen fabric.
Giveaway runs from February 5, 2020 until February 27, 2020 11:59 P.M.
All you have to do is answer the following question:
Enter your response in the entry form below for a chance to win.a Rafflecopter giveaway
You may earn multiple entries by completing the other entry methods to increase your chances of winning
If you don’t see the entry form try visiting the page from a desktop or a different browser such as Google Chrome. Entry form may not appear on some mobile devices.
- Last day to enter the giveaway: February 27, 2020 11:59 P.M. Central Standard Time
- We’ll contact the winner within 48 hours. If the winner does not respond to our email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected
- If you’re a minor please get your parent’s or guardian’s permission before entering
The Lace Dress kit is no longer available but you can find an array of other kits on Hanon’s website, she ships internationally.
Stay tuned for the next project!
Kat and Tatyana
The Dolly Insider