Archive for the Joy of Sewing Category

Why Do We Need To Learn All These Techniques?

I remember in high school, and I was pretty much a royal smart ass most of the time, asking my professors just why in the world would I want to know what an x or y axis was or why the French had a revolution or what […]

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Student of Professionalism

Student of Professionalism

What I really mean here is at what point does your sewing reach a professional level.  And although we sewists are most interested in answering that question, it does permeate through the art world.  One dictum says that you must practice about 10,000 (that comes out to […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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So True And So Hilarious

So True And So Hilarious

Over on What To Wear, they have a hilarious blog – it’s so funny that I can’t resist a comment on each point: 7 Signs You Need To Clean Out Your Closet: Number 1:  You have more shoes than contacts in our cell phone Their Suggestion:  More […]

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Expensive or Not Expensive To Sew

I ran across an interesting post about the comparison between home-sewn garments compared to commercially sewn garments and pre-industrial revolution garments.  The upshot was that home-sewing is far more expensive. You know I agree with that blanket statement.  It is FAR more expensive at first comparison to […]

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Moulage and the Drape

Moulage and the Drape

Sounds like a mystery novel about a new Latin sexy dance story!!!  Whatever – it does roll off the tongue nicely.  But this is a GREAT vid from the house of Dior show how to drape. I always think these things are worthwhile if for no other […]

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Happy Triskaidekaphobia!!!

Yeah – well that’s really not meant to tangle up your tongue but it looks like it!  Triskadekaphobia is the fear of he number 13 and specifically refers to the fear of Friday the 13th.  It came from a number of obscure sources (aside from Jason running […]

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Knits Really Aren’t That Hard

Just like anything that’s new, it’s a difficult at first.  The thing you have to remember is that the hardest time you will have with a new technique or method will be the first time.  Don’t get discouraged.  It’s normal for it to be hard the first […]

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Timing Is Everything

If you’re a comedian or actor that’s understandable.  But for the rest of us, that may seem a bit out of the ordinary and really not applicable. Not so fast there.  Time and knowledge are probably the most valuable assets we posses.  And it’s our ability to […]

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Isn’t It Time We Stop Living In The 70’s

Isn't It Time We Stop Living In The 70's

I mean I love a great retro fashion just as much as the next gal/guy, but honestly, I think we’ve moved past some stereotypes here, and yet, there are some who don’t want to move on. Last night watching the telly (sometimes I like to travel with […]

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