Monthly Archives: August 2010

“I used to sew”

As a full-time seamstress I hear these words all the time. And normally what follows is “and I could do this alteration myself BUT I am so busy I will let you do it.” Following that comes a description of … Continue reading

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A Little Help From My Friends

After reading about the blanket that had been chewed by a mouse this week, one of my sewing buddies who is also a nurse wrote to me to warn me about this very problem. It seems that rodents carry diseases … Continue reading

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Nesting Material

Here is the latest in a series of gripes over the condition of projects that find their way to the front door. Yesterday I got a referral from another seamstress in town who only does hemming in clothes and does … Continue reading

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Seamstresses Lament

Here’s something that all my seamstress friends ask: Why do clients leave such dirty clothes to be altered??? Some folks say, “I’m going to the dry cleaners when you are finished with these” or “I didn’t know they were so … Continue reading

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