Archive for the Sewing Category

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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The Sleeve Head

The Sleeve Head is one of those techniques that strikes terror in the hearts of many sewists.  And it doesn’t need to be that way. This is ONE technique that I remember complaining about to my mentor when I was apprenticing under her….you CAN’T get that much […]

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Beginner or Just Restarting?

Beginner or Just Restarting?

I saw this the other day and got me thinking.   Sometimes the problems with sewing are really in our perception of what we’re doing.  We all have phases where we’re really hot and then other times when we’re really not hot!!!  And it’s easy to get […]

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Basic Fitting

The 1st & 2nd of June, I’m teaching Basic Fitting – a new class.  This is like the Pants Pattern Class on steroids, as it’s the bodice (close to the face) which is the most important part of the garment. This is also where the garment hangs […]

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Ticklin’ the Muse

Ticklin' the Muse

Working creatively is not like working in any other profession. There are starts and stops to all forms of creative working.  It’s important to know that and it’s important to know some guidelines for those stops and starts. For example, have you been sewing along fine, and […]

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Class Schedule Summer, 2015

Class Schedule Summer, 2015

OK – the new class schedule is up for Summer, 2015. Two new classes and two old favorites. Knit sewing is just growing more and more popular but if you don’t know the right techniques or how to match the right patterns to the right fabric, you’re […]

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Two Topics

Two Topics

Usually little things I like to put over on my Facebook page – if you haven’t liked me, do that here, cause it’s a great way for me to put up little tidbits that really don’t make a whole blog. But this morning’s RSS read, had two […]

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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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Where To Start

Where To Start

Boy that’s a loaded question – where indeed!  I did a Facebook post on my Claire wall, that was about a gal who went back to a quality garment 22 years old that was a classic.  This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you […]

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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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