Sewing

Promises Kept

By Claire Kennedy / December 23, 2020 /

Years ago, when I was a feisty young thing, I didn’t have enough sense to pick out a vocation that would be easy to find mentors, teachers and educators. I had to pick some obscure passion for sewing. Not only that but this passion turned out to be synomous with having the plague or something…

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Why Sewing Is Important?

By Claire Kennedy / December 18, 2020 /

Of course, I would say that it’s important – I make my living at it and teaching it, but above that, why is it important for the regular person on the street? And as luck would have it there’s a new article (more updated than the last article I used for this blog) about sewing…

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What Is Drape and Hang

By Claire Kennedy / December 15, 2020 /

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…

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I’m Back!!!

By Claire Kennedy / December 3, 2020 /

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…

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Bust Dart

By Claire Kennedy / October 26, 2020 /

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…

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Fitting A Pattern to Your Body

By Claire Kennedy / October 26, 2020 /

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…

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