Archive for the Fitting Category

Perfection

I get a lot of students who are looking for the perfect fit, or the perfect garment. The truth:  there is no such thing as perfect in this mortal world. I know you’ve heard that before, but it’s important to really take this seriously.  If you are […]

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The Sway Back Alteration

This looks like a confusing alteration, but it’s not – I promise. Let’s walk through the problem and then the solution becomes very clear. First a swayback problem is most manifested by a set of wrinkles around the waist area in back only. Something like this.  The […]

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Periscope on Pants

Periscope on Pants

On Sunday I did a fun Periscope on Pants: Just in case you didn’t get to see it, it’s here but here it is here too!!! Honestly…just about the time I get things figured out tech-wise, they change.  The site that “caught” all the Periscope vids and […]

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When Does Sewing Become More Than Just Techniques

Lots of times in my classes and on boards and profiles around the net, I see that up-and-coming sewists want to learn this or that technique, with their thinking that if they know enough of them then they can sew well.  All they need to do is […]

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Fitting Know How

Fitting Know How

Nothing brings students to class faster and keeps people sewing more than fitting and sewing a well fitted garment.  But there’s a catch in that fitting.  The catch is:  What if you don’t know what a good fit is?  How can you tell if you have one […]

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Sloper Creations

Sometimes it’s real hard to understand the myriad of benefits of having a sloper.  There’s a great blog talking about this, and it starts at the basics: You have to know the rules to break them. That’s what a sloper is all about.  The sloper is like […]

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Differences

Differences

We are all different.  Hopefully that’s a fairly acceptable and widely acknowledged fact.  As a matter of fact, it’s more often than not considered to be an asset.  Who would want to look like everyone else – like another clone from a robot line?  I sure wouldn’t. […]

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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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Artists Have Always Morphed the Female Body

And what we have to realize is that the photos that we see on the runway and particularly in the fashion magazines are all altered.  They aren’t even close to reality which can cause a lot of problems with the people looking at these photos. There are […]

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