Monthly Archives: July 2012

Hemming Rayon Knit

Some of my sewing friends who don’t normally sew for clients call me (you know who you are) to ask how to hem rayon knits for their friends who assume they want to sew for them since they own a … Continue reading

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Costco to Coverstitch Machine

How many t-shirts do you own? How many t-shirts have the exact hem length you think is flattering on your body? Is it worth hemming them? This last question doesn’t seem to matter when clients come to see me with … Continue reading

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More Jackets and Brides

Essense of Australia┬ámakes some beautiful gowns and this week I have the delight of altering one. If you click on the link you will see the most wonderful train effect using a huge godet/triangular piece of fabric sewn into the … Continue reading

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These are NOT your pants!

Just as the temps rise and the summer season starts women’s thoughts turn to just one thing….kicking back by the pool, sipping margaritas, cutting up ice cold watermelons….ah…no,not really. They all head to the nearest boutique to purchase some linen … Continue reading

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It’s NOT Your Dress

While many of you may think that this poor seamstress spends days adding fabric and making corset backs to wedding dresses to squeeze big girls into small gowns, the same thing happens in reverse…taking in seams and zippers to “make … Continue reading

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Wanted: a good fairy

We all could use a good fairy who comes in the night to help around the house and I am no exception. Those of you who know me know that I get up every night to sew and wish there … Continue reading

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