Wednesday, June 30, 2021

New Dress and New Favorite Seam Guide Foot

I have been an ambassador for Baby Lock for the last few years, and every year, I was given an opportunity to attend Common Thread; where we can reconnect, take classes, and learn about new products. I always learn something new and it gives me motivation to do more and try something different. One of which is this 5/8" Adjustable Seam Guide Foot. I couldn't wait for the package to arrive and start sewing with it!
5/8" is the seam allowance most commonly used for garment sewing, but you can simply slide the white plastic and adjust the seam allowance to 3/8" (10mm), 1/2" (12.7mm), 5/8" (16mm) and 1" (25mm). I also sew with Japanese sewing patterns where the most common seam allowance is 1 cm, which is 3/8" I already know I will use the width a lot too! It was so much easier to keep the seam accurate with this foot than trying to see the lines on the sewing machine. I. LOVED. IT!! When I was sewing the double lines to gather the fabric for the bottom ruffle for the dress, I adjusted the width of the seam, and the gather came out more even and nicer too. Also, when I was sewing curves, I used the edge of the guide to follow the edge of the fabric and it was so much easier. This foot is definitely a game changer!
*Note--- I stopped to take this picture and to remove the pin.

The sewing pattern I used for this dress is Batterick 6451 version C. I used version D in the past and made a dress with magenta pink fabric. It is fun to use the same pattern and create a different dress and compare the two.
I used a linen blend fabric and I love the color and weight of the fabric. It turned out pretty much the way I envisioned.
I can wear it with ribbon to emphasize the waistline as well.
I need to sit down and play matchmaker for the patterns and fabrics I already have, so I can keep sewing fun things this summer. Right now I am psyched about using the adjustable seam guide foot with 3/8" for Japanese sewing patterns. I am not dropping hints or anything, but maybe my next project will be from one of my Japanese sewing pattern books...


  1. you look so beautiful in this dress!
    It is wonderful that you are on a dress sewing spree, it is fun!🌼🌸🌹🌟

  2. You are a beautiful model for your lovely creations. :-)


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