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Tutorial: Adding a Waist-Stay to a Garment

Hello everyone, it’s Laura Mae from Lilacs & Lace. Today I would like to share my new frock made from this delicious cotton batiste as well as a great way to take your garment sewing to the next level with a grosgrain waist stay!


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How to Sew a French Fly

Carolyn of Perth, Australia made this nifty tutorial on how to sew a French fly, or waist stay by fitting a French fly to a pair of shorts with a waistband. We think that this waistband finish is perfect for always suave pleated and cuffed cream linen slacks – pull up the porch swing, loosen your bow tie, and take a sip of sweetened mint ice tea.

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