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A History of Sewing

Yep, in 300 words or less, I’ll do a history of sewing here – and I’ve never made a mistake except once when I thought I did, but really didn’t!!!! Ahem – and now back to the real world!!! I’m not going to try a do a […]

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Pants – the Einsteinian Zone

Good grief – what in the world is Claire talking about now?!!!  This is my cute way to deal with some very confusing spots in altering around patterns….specifically an area that when you release a seam you are actually making it smaller, when you take up a […]

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Pants

Eileen commented on a post last week that she was finding it difficult to find pants that fit.  Well, no wonder. There very thought of making a pair of pants can strike terror in the heart of the most stalwart sewist. Let’s not even talk about artistry…it’s […]

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Wrinkles – the bad kind

Sometimes wrinkles are good.  I like the wrinkles in my linen and long-staple cotton blouses.  It tells me that they’re really 100% natural.  But some wrinkles aren’t good. These are just two examples, and although I’m sure most of you know this, it’s good to review. and […]

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Easter and the beginning of Spring

Although it isn’t really Spring – it feels it, and I’ve learned not to take that too much for granted.  IOW, I don’t plant green things till after Spring – lost them too many times to late freezes and such!  It’s also the end of an always […]

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Coming full circle – sorta

When I was a young tyke – around the paleolithic era (OK, not funny – but it’s an effort!), and going to school and wanting to first enter Home Ec (that’s what it was called back then),  I was eager to learn to sew.  I was fortunate […]

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My Philosophy (of Sewing and other stuff – but not too much!)

I promise this won’t be a dissertation on Modern Civilization and run off at the mouth ad infinitum!!!  But starting my blog up again, I thought it would be instructive to talk a little about where I come from in my fashion philosophy (there is such a […]

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Soft Opening

According to Wikipedia (don’t we all use that thing!), “soft opening” is one without advance notice or very little publicity, so that a lot of the kinks can be sorted through.  Posting on a new format is going to require a learning curve and I’m bound not […]

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