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How To Pick Out A Pattern From Your Measurements

This is really part two of yesterday’s post: How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern, picking out pattern according to shoulder measurement. In most cases, patterns are multi-sized and this can really help us in more ways than one – mostly in that we can pick […]

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How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

This is a typical question from a lot of my student and subscribers.  Here’s the bottom line on this:  what is the hardest part to alter? I know you’re saying all of it – well, not so fast, there really is a pecking order here and it […]

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What Are Your Most Important Sewing Goals/Needs?

When you sit down to sew, what are the most important skills you want to have? What do you want to learn better and more efficiently than anything else in sewing? I would love to hear your response to this, because what I get in my class […]

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Where Are You With Your Sewing?

Where Are You With Your Sewing?

That may sound like a strange question this time of year while you’re out and about in a creative celebratory mood, but  it’s interesting to just observe while you’re in the creative spirit.  What’s interesting to note is: Do you limit yourself? Do you shy away from […]

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Black Friday

Black Friday

Is so called not because it’s meant to have some sort of dark evilness about all the haranguing of consumers to shop, shop, shop (although you have to wonder sometimes);  it received this name originally cause this is when retailers make the profit for the year:  they […]

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The Direction of RTW Clothes

The Direction of RTW Clothes

Two articles in this morning’s feed that were of interest on this subject, and both of the bemoan the lack of quality in clothes. (Click the pics below to go to the articles)     Part of the lack of quality in clothes, these days, is the […]

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Imagination and Inspiration

After you learn to sew, or often while you are learning to sew, what propels you to the next level is your imagination and your inspiration.  That can take many forms. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a few synapses blinking in the little imagination section of your […]

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Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum

Have you ever seen one of these?  They’re fascinating and thy show the rotation of the Earth.  It would seem that a pendulum swings in the same plane (as in geometry plane) but it doesn’t if allowed to swing freely for a day.  To mark this when […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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Sometimes I Just Get Hit With Practicality

Sometimes I Just Get Hit With Practicality

There’s no one – I mean NO ONE – who loves extravagant clothing more than me, and I’ve done some pretty wild things in my past to satisfy that extravagant taste and had a lot of fun with it. But I was always just a little practical.  […]

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