Archive for the Sewing 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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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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Where Are You With Your Sewing?

Where Are You With Your Sewing?

That may sound like a strange question this time of year while you’re out and about in a creative celebratory mood, but  it’s interesting to just observe while you’re in the creative spirit.  What’s interesting to note is: Do you limit yourself? Do you shy away from […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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Student of Professionalism

Student of Professionalism

What I really mean here is at what point does your sewing reach a professional level.  And although we sewists are most interested in answering that question, it does permeate through the art world.  One dictum says that you must practice about 10,000 (that comes out to […]

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This Is An Intervention!!!!

This Is An Intervention!!!!

As a dyslexic child, back in the days of my grade school, educators and experts in child development, either didn’t know what this was and therefore certainly didn’t know what to do about it or how to teach dyslexics or learning disabled children.  I was therefore placed […]

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Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday

This is popular on the social media sites, and it is kinda fun….so I thought as a “Throw Back” I would do a roundup of some of the month’s posts over on Facebook. If you haven’t friended me over there, I do post little bits and pieces […]

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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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Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene

This was a designer who hit his hey-day around the 80’s.  There was a huge push on for ornamentation and splendor, but Beene seem to have his own take on splendor away from the main obvious trend. It was certainly splendor in its own way, but not […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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