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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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Matching Prints

This is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder, but even then there are some rules.  One of the best ways to study this is to look at the designers. Here is a Koos from Vogue 1377 and shows a great combination […]

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What Would Claire Sew?

What Would Claire Sew?

This is something fun to start.   I’m starting a whole series of fitting newsletters…..starting with the Apple in January – how to fit that figure and all the problems that arise and most of all how to flatter that figure with some great design slight-of-hand skills.  There’s […]

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I LOVE Classic Stuff

It’s just the cat’s meow…..it last fooooooooever, I wear it over and over and over (apparently I’m not the only one), and it’s just plain ole easy.  I don’t have to sit and figure out what I’m going to wear, I just put on my classic outfits […]

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This is Hilarious……sorta

Perusing over on Instagram (I’m@sewingartistry) and this cute thing pops up: And ain’t it the way. For a lot of young kids entering the marketplace, this is a real confusing fact of life, and it is a fact of life.  The way most kids get around it […]

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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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What Are Your Most Important Sewing Goals/Needs?

When you sit down to sew, what are the most important skills you want to have? What do you want to learn better and more efficiently than anything else in sewing? I would love to hear your response to this, because what I get in my class […]

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