Week 3: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Cutting the garment

1. Once all of the corrections are made to the pattern, you are almost ready to cut out your garment from your beautiful fabric. Your fabric should be prewashed and pressed already. Hopefully you have straightened the grain using the information from Sewing.org (opens PDF file). I will mention that some fabrics have a finish on them that prevent you from straightening the grain.… Read the rest

Week 2: Vogue 8897 Sew Along

Welcome back! This is week 2 of our Sew Along, and I hope you are excited and ready to get started. By now you have bought a pattern, read the back of the envelope and all of the instruction sheets. Hopefully you have found some fabric that you love and gathered all of the necessary notions and tools.… Read the rest

Week 1: Vogue 8897 Sew Along



Welcome to the Sew Along blog sponsored by the Plano Chapter of the American Sewing Guild.

My name is Louise Schubert, and I will be your guide through this adventure. Whether you are a seasoned sewist or a novice, hopefully this will be a fun experience for you.

To make it even more personal, you will be asked to post questions and comments on our Facebook page.Read the rest

Plano ASG Sew Along & Show Off

What’s better than one Sew Along? Two Sew Alongs!

Plano ASG is calling all quilters and garment sewers alike to participate in a Sew Along beginning Friday, February 7th. Over the six week event, participants have the option to quilt a table runner or table topper. Or if fashion is your passion you may elect to sew Vogue 8897.… Read the rest