When we’re fitting a garment, this can be terms that we might not even think about. We’re more interested in hem length, straight hem, cuff length matching, collar front matching. And those are all good goals (some of them are), but there’s more to sewing for your own body than simply working through all the…

Read More

Yeah – I feel like singing some great Barbra Streisand song about “I’m in charge and I’m back!!!!” Actually this will probably be short lived and I will be thrilled to simply talk about sewing again! I can not tell you how much fun it is to start blogging again and have everything….well, sort of…

Read More

Whether this is the side bust dart or the waist bust dart, it’s truly one of the magical fitting tools of the sewist’s arsenal. When it’s the simple waist/bust dart, it can taper in and fit in. You can taper this in to really accentuate your bust, or simply to give the illusion of a…

Read More

This has always been one of the major reasons sewists turn to sewing if not the reason…period! The lure of fitting a pattern and therefore a garment to our bodies is always a plus. But there are a plethora of patterns as well as fitting challenges to each pattern, so how do we get that fit. It’s…

Read More

As many of you know who take my weekly email, we are having woeful problems on this site. My wonderful IT guy who was so helpful and such a lovely person keeled over the first of September. It was a shock for all of us. What was worse, is that he didn’t really have any…

Read More