Monthly Archives: December 2011

Blue Waves to the Last Bride

You may remember that mother of the bride jacket I made this year with the metallic fabric from JoAnn’s. Well here is a little update: She called to tell me that her fabric was flawed and she would definitely NOT … Continue reading

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What are those Lines?

Recently I purchased a $20 blouse pattern from The Sewing Workshop called Liberty Shirt. Here are all the blissfully happy sewers on Pattern Review who proudly display their finished blouses with the suggestion “Highly Recommended”. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Wendy’s Whammy

About 20+ years ago I met a talented seamstress/teacher/artist/tailor/lecturer at a seminar she was giving and felt an immediate bond. We had some similar issues with parental units, family and ex-husbands but by sewing together we could make all those … Continue reading

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Easy is not always Pretty

Vogue patterns have had an “Easy” section for years and it is supposed to encourage/fool the public into thinking that they are getting a high end couture pattern with perfect matching lines and complete instructions…Guess Again! A very wise woman … Continue reading

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What is your job worth per hour?

Every so often I get a phone call from a potential client who wants to know the price of a custom outfit. Today one such call came in asking about making a custom/cheapo cheapo scrub top with sort sleeves and … Continue reading

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Ghost Writers

My dear husband is a professional writer so he knows lots of fancy sounding words and their multiple meanings and uses perfect grammar so his services are always in demand. Recently he told me one of his globe-trotting entrepreneurial clients … Continue reading

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