Monthly Archives: December 2010

Incredible Shrinking Wool

One of my favorite clients is having me make loads of pants for her this year and to eliminate having to go to the dry cleaners she gently washes her unlined wool pants at home. This will probably send most … Continue reading

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Where’s my leather needle?

For someone like me who normally stays away from leather alterations it has been a busy season. There have been garments I have not featured but this one deserves sharing. This woman didn’t know what to buy for her husband … Continue reading

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Something from Scratch

In the midst of all the piles of alterations there is a little bright spot this week. Some of you know that I make samples for a local independent fabric store and here are the photos of the finished jeans … Continue reading

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Twas the week before Christmas

Seven days to Christmas and what should appear at my sewing room door? Well here is the count: 7 jackets, 12 pants,1 skirt, 2 sweaters and a motorcycle jacket to hem and alter and some totally remake including linings and … Continue reading

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Moisturize is my Mantra

Happy Days! The leather swing coat has entered the modern world. I learned many things working on this garment but the most valuable was to do something that most of us do every day to our faces…slap on some sort … Continue reading

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More Dynasty Re-Makes

A few months back a client asked me if I could restyle some very expensive and favorite jackets from the 80’s with those huge shoulder pads and extended shoulders. I told her of course so this week she brought in … Continue reading

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Butter Soft Leather

Well it must be almost winter with the amount of wool clothes and leather garments that have found their way into the sewing room. This week a dear friend showed up with this 25 year old coat and asked if … Continue reading

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