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Jacket Paper Pattern Alterations

After pinning Nancy into her jacket and seeing all the areas that needed to be narrowed and flattened you are thinking…how is all that going to come together? This week the muslin-back-to-paper changes are revealed. Let’s start with the back … Continue reading

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The 60’s Bride

Every wedding dress has a story and history and I feel blessed to handle and alter them. This month I accepted a bride with a dress she found and bought in a consignment shop. It was definitely from 1960 and … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Jacket

Remember the last post with the jacket muslin? Well, Nancy is back from her trip and ready for her fitting. Maybe those of you who have been following along as we add to Nancy’s wardrobe know that there are certain … Continue reading

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Inside DVF wrap dress

With all the wrap dresses and patterns for these iconic garment I thought you might like to see inside the real Mc Coy. This week a regular client brought in her DVF dress to be shortened and a snap added … Continue reading

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Jacket Preparations

Nancy went off on a vacation and left me with the new Butterick 6106. So far you have only seen the sleeves and the short cap but how about the rest of it? Let’s see what we are up against:            … Continue reading

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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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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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