Monthly Archives: March 2012

More Ugly Inside

All seamstresses’ work is equal right? You trust your service provider to make the inside of your garments as nice as the outside right? You expect that after she/he has worked on your garment it will fit better and hang … Continue reading

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Letting out, Letting down

Little gems have been wandering into my sewing studio each week. One pair of Carlisle pants was handed down from mother to daughter but was in need of being let out at the waist and let down at the hems. … Continue reading

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3 Suits and another man jacket

As promised, I have 3 suits for you given to a daughter by her mother. All are from Carlisle and are wonderful to work on as the fabrics don’t mind being taken in or let out and never show a … Continue reading

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Out of the Envelope

Not many patterns work well right out of the envelope even if you, like me, measure the paper diligently and add ease. Clients ask me why their attempts at sewing patterns right out of the envelope don’t work. My answer … Continue reading

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It’s a Circus

A very sweet lady phoned me to ask if I would have time to repair her husband’s “favorite” jacket. Now many of you may know that a husband’s favorite jacket is sacrosanct and must be preserved and guarded at all … Continue reading

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Simply Black and White

You all know by now that I like re-doing other seamstresses’ work and taking photos of them to share. So lucky you there is another to post. One of my regular clients brought in a pair of wool/cashmere pants that … Continue reading

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Make it Tight!

Clients continually surprise/shock me with their projects. Today it was a middle aged woman who wanted her very worn denim flaredĀ  28 inch length skirt taken in to make sure it “cupped” under her butt. She explained she is a … Continue reading

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