Archive for April 2012

From Beginner to Beyond…..Equipment

As well as getting organized, equipment is one of the things you can not forget.  There is nothing that will sabotage yourself faster than a machine that doesn’t work or important equipment that is failing…a spitting iron, one that doesn’t iron, a machine’s tension that’s whacky, thread […]

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So what’s after the beginning….

OK – sew you know how to sew a seam.  You’ve even made a bag or tote or two.  You might have sewed a scarf or other project craft item. So what’s next?  What if you want to go beyond totes, cute trinkets and quickie little kits? […]

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Invisioning a Project

This can be one of the most valuable tools a sewist can have.  And I won’t lie to you, it comes with practice.  A lot of folks think it’s a gift, but it’s not.  It’s practice. If you think Picasso fell out of his mama’s womb knowing […]

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How about something fun on Friday….

…at least it appeals to my sense of humor…..from Pinterest Board of Crafty Quotes.

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A History of Sewing

Yep, in 300 words or less, I’ll do a history of sewing here – and I’ve never made a mistake except once when I thought I did, but really didn’t!!!! Ahem – and now back to the real world!!! I’m not going to try a do a […]

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So what’s good and what’s not

I’ve talked a lot about pants and how to fit them and the components of fitting. But haven’t talked a lot about what makes a good fit and what doesn’t.  And that’s just as confusing, considering the plethora of stretch pants out there but also the paint […]

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Pants – the Einsteinian Zone

Good grief – what in the world is Claire talking about now?!!!  This is my cute way to deal with some very confusing spots in altering around patterns….specifically an area that when you release a seam you are actually making it smaller, when you take up a […]

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Pants

Eileen commented on a post last week that she was finding it difficult to find pants that fit.  Well, no wonder. There very thought of making a pair of pants can strike terror in the heart of the most stalwart sewist. Let’s not even talk about artistry…it’s […]

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I Don’t Get It

….which is the name of a pretty funny blog, but in this case, I don’t get why there hasn’t been a solution.  As trend, need and searching-out-the-latest-niche heavy our marketing apparatuses are, why we can’t find or haven’t found an adequate solution to this ongoing problem. As […]

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HotPattern’s Breton aka French Fisherman’s Shirt

I loved the idea of this pattern, cause I love this classic shirt….anyone who’s anyone has worn it: So it naturally peaqued my curiosity when HotPatterns came out with their rendition of the Breton/French Fisherman’s shirt. Here’s my video of the shirt.

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