Category Archives: challenges

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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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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Waist Not, Want Not

What do you do when you buy new jeans, give them to a seamstress to hem, and a year later pick them up to find nothing has been done? My friend did just that and now she needs not only … Continue reading

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Hems Up, Hems Down

Not all brides want an elegant look…some want raunchy. This week a woman married 7 years ago wanted her never cleaned wedding dress that she wore for her wedding shortened so she could wear it to celebrate her anniversary. She … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Hems

Ever since Jan 1st rolled around, the phone has not stopped ringing with folks needing new hems, dropped hems and bridal hems but first let’s start with my red coat hem. Since it was cut with only a seam allowance, … Continue reading

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Last Minute Requests

Here we are a week away from Christmas Eve and I am still getting requests from clients who have left things too late for help. Hi, I need my wedding dress altered and wanted to know if this is something … Continue reading

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Off to the Ball

I’ve had this dress in my sewing room all summer…you got a peek at it in this post: http://fitforaqueen.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/blue-and-orange-complimetary-colors/ Now that it has been finished and ready for the Asian-themed Charity Ball next week you may want to see the … Continue reading

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