Author Archives: mrsmole

Nancy’s Jacket and New Job offer

For those of you who wanted to see more of Nancy’s floral jacket…here we go! It was made from my blouse pattern a couple posts back…the camo looking one. I made Nancy try it on and she decided to try … Continue reading

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A Little Stress, A Little Hem

Those of you who know me or write to me regularly know me to be a calm, patient and very non-confrontational introvert who just wants to help clients look good but this week someone changed all that. It started with … Continue reading

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Prom Problems

Being a seamstress you have to walk the fine line between moms and daughters and some sense of decency. Really? Or do you just throw in the towel and put your hands up and cry “Uncle”/ just give in? Last … Continue reading

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Muslins and Mothers

Welcome to all the new viewers this week who found their way from Ruth’s blog: http://corecouture.wordpress.com! While my sewing is dictated by clients I follow her and envy her creations and final great fit and choice of fabrics and colors. … Continue reading

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Coming Out of the (aging) Closet

Many of us have projects we started with good intentions and then had to abandon for various reasons. Mostly of my reason is the sheer volume of bridal dresses taking over my life from Mar-Dec. Last week, I decided to … Continue reading

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Pole, Patches and Prospectives

Week after week I ramble on about fittings and brides and all sorts of nonsense from my sewing studio but Mr. Mole has reminded me that something he has done for me went unmentioned. So today he has his time … Continue reading

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At Last Leggings

About 6 months ago I purchased the Espresso Leggings pattern from http://www.sewingcake.com  patterns. It sat for a while waiting for the flurry of brides to subside and this week I was able to open the huge worksheet and do all … Continue reading

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Knit – Not

My client/model Nancy is always kind enough to let me borrow her patterns since we are close in age and size so after her successful foray into a couple tops being made from Vogue 8815, I thought I could whip … Continue reading

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Sneaky Sleeves

Remember last week when I showed you the components for the new bridal sleeves? For some reason I just did not expect after waiting 3 months for the matching fabric and lace motifs that the fabric would be just one … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Some seamstresses work well under pressure, they can be sewing at the last minute for a wedding or special event and it invigorates them…the rush, the tension, the stress…the black coffee, the chocolate…and then the finished project delivered minutes before … Continue reading

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