Author Archives: mrsmole

Sleeve Cap Flap part 2

This week we needed a visual for a better sleeve with a taller cap. I placed the paper pattern down and traced the XL size along with the extra panel for fitting. The grain lines are drawn horizontally and vertically … Continue reading

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Sleeve Cap Flap

This week, I have just about lost my mind about bad/skimpy sleeve caps. There was a challenge on the FabricMart blog for a simple t-shirt pattern to be manipulated into something quite unique by well-known sewers. Normally, I enjoy these … Continue reading

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A Treasure Hunt and a Save

You bought your dream wedding dress at a high end salon on the other side of the state, the salon assured you that the alterations would be perfect…so you left the dress with them. A week before the wedding, you … Continue reading

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Introducing SEW BAD Saturday…a day early

Just to liven up this blog, I am adding a feature so that all of you can participate. There are enough sites where completed garments are shown and the drooling begins and compliments fly no matter what the resulting garment … Continue reading

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Brides Gone Bad

Maybe it was the fact that they were both second time brides, maybe it was because they were both in their mid-forties, but both were infatuated….head-over-heels in love….with idea of being a bride/themselves. Both brought their best/long suffering faithful friends … Continue reading

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Tangling with Bridesmaids

Earlier this year a former bride had me chop off the whole bottom of her dress to just below her butt cheeks so she could be the sexiest women on the Hawaiian island to celebrate her 6th anniversary and hopefully … Continue reading

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Nancy and Vogue 8969

Thinking about whipping up the VERY Easy Vogue 8969? Think it might just fit perfectly right out of the envelope and you can just cut your regular size and have a frock to wear to dinner tonight? Guess again! I … Continue reading

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