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Hand Stitch Sewing Tips

Hand stitching is a timeless and traditional method of sewing that has been passed down from generation to generation. It requires only a needle and thread making it the simplest form of sewing yet often it gets overlooked. With a few hand stitching tips, you can create beautiful and durable seams for all your sewing projects. In this blog post we share some simple hand stitching tips with details sewing up the Hughes Dress bodice lining.
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Hughes Dress Hack: Sideseam Zipper with No Buttons Up the Front

Listen. I know that sewing a bunch of buttons and buttonholes is not most people's idea of a good time and I have to say I agree. So I put together this hack for when you just aren't up for all that work! This Hughes Dress features an invisible zipper in the side seam.
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Guest Blog Post: Romy Hacks the Hughes Neckline

Hey Everyone! I’m Romy-Krystal from @sewlike and it’s my absolute pleasure to be here on the Friday Pattern Company blog sharing my neckline hack for the updated release of the Hughes Dress Pattern! 
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Guest Post: Leanne Makes a Shortened Hughes Dress

This guest post was written by Leanne of @threadyforit You can shop the Hughes Dress here.  ---- Hi y'all!  I'm Leanne from @threadyforit a 30 something sewist living in Phoenix, AZ. As a plus sized sewist, I always get excited when indie pattern companies expand their sizes for existing patterns, and the Hughes Dress from Friday Pattern Company is no exception. Our community has been making such strides to be more size inclusive and it's amazing to see how far it's come in the past three years. Every month more and more patterns are more readily available in a larger size range and, speaking just from my POV, it's such a good feeling to feel seen and heard by a community that you love...
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Did you hear the Hughes News?

As you may already know, we are in the process of updating some of our older pattern designs. The latest to get an update is the Friday Pattern Company Hughes Dress Pattern. Now available in sizes XS to 7X, with additional bust cup sizes. The new and improved Hughes Dress sizing means it’s easier than ever to adapt the pattern to fit your style.
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New Pattern: Meet the Hughes Dress!

The Hughes Dress is finally here! The Hughes is a surprisingly versatile style that you’ll find yourself wearing constantly. This dress was designed with equal emphasis on wearability and style. The pattern includes options to cut it as a top, above-the-knee length dress, or a midi dress. One of my favorite details about the dress is the lacing on the back. It allows you to cinch the waist in a bit to get the perfect fit without making you feel restricted. Bianca (above) is wearing the Hughes Dress cut to the above-the-knee length in an XXL. She is 5’6” tall. The fabric is a light chambray with 3% spandex. Her version has pearl snaps up the front. Tashjane (below) is...
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