Archive for the Sewing Category

Fashion and Sewing

Fashion and Sewing

For me they got together like horse and carriage – love and marriage.  They are inextricably connected.  From the very beginning, my love of sewing went hand in hand with fashion.  I could immediately see designs and how they could be applied to me in my particular […]

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To Muslin or Not To Muslin…..

To Muslin or Not To Muslin.....

….that is the question! So, here’s the deal:  If you don’t make a muslin, you’re missing out on a ton of info.  If you do, you get a cheater’s shortcut guide to making the garment you’re working on. It’s hard to think of making a muslin (like […]

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Handmade Quality

Handmade Quality

It used to be that when you said “Hand Made” people said, “Awwwwww, isn’t that sweet,” and then put it in the back drawer, cause nothing could be as good as what you could buy in the store. The problem is, that ain’t so any more. There […]

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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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Cosplay – redeux

Cosplay - redeux

Not sure why but this old post had a bug in it someplace, so here’s the same blog (unfortunately without the comments) and hopefully without the bug!   This is a new – or relatively new – movement or term for folks who derive inspiration from media, […]

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Wedding Day

Wedding Day

To say this was a labor of love, is an understatement.  Halley’s great grandmother gave me my first Bernina and my sewing turned professional almost overnight (hence my recommendation of using a good machine). I have been wanting to give back for generations, and finally got the […]

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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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Inspiration

Inspiration

So where do you get your inspiration?  I get mine usually from my RSS feed or just perusing around the net.  But one thing is for sure, when someone says “classic” I’m all over it in nothing flat.  Actually this didn’t say classic it was more like […]

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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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