Archive for the Sewing Category

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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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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