Archive for the Fitting Category

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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My Mannequin Class

In my mannequin class, I use the foam form with the canvas cover model.  The form and cover are not cheap, and certainly not the cheapest model out there.  Here’s the description of the class and the form. Today I was perusing around and found this ad: […]

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Look What’s Happening on the Runway

I nearly had a conniption (that’s indigenous to the South), when I saw this collection. Remember me talking about waist position?…..   This is Eden Miller’s collection for Fall 2013 – and what all the dresses have in common is that their waist line is positioned just […]

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September Newsletter

In a couple of days my 9th newsletter for this year is coming out, and I feel this needs some preface.  It’s so long and large, that I really didn’t have room to put this in there. The first part of this is about how I fit, […]

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September Newsletter

I guess I have Anna Wintour September Syndrome this September…my September newsletter is the largest and best one I’ve done to date – so much so that it requires some intro here for my subscribers.  If you aren’t a subscriber, (as they say on Fox Business News) […]

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A Question from Sandra

I absolutely adore questions from my readers, which sounds a little funny doesn’t it.  You would think most folks in my position would be bored with questions.  I mean I’ve been doing this and making a living at it for 35 years, so why in the world […]

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More Fitting Inspiration

So OK – you haven’t got the perfect figure: First and foremost – no one does. Second – yes, Virginia, you can still be fitted. But where to go for inspiration?  Aren’t all regularly-shaped folks’ photos banned from the internet? Well, no – and there are a […]

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The Stigma of Fitting

The most common reason I hear of why folks don’t sew for themselves is that they can’t be fitted.  Their body is just…..well…..un-fitable.  And they’ve tried over and over, and often get stuck in the same place again and again. This does not have to be, and […]

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Class Schedule

New classes are set up, and I’m featuring a new category.  Because so many have asked for it…I’m doing a beginning sewing class.  I am going to jump start students directly into dressmaking, cause why futz around with it. We’ll do that wonderful blouse from Simplicity 2339 […]

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