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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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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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Fool’s Gold

It seems as though this has been the year of the lace wedding gown and I have been sharing week after week how the lace is cut and moved up to shorten the hem. Well, a bride brought in a … Continue reading

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Your Job is So Easy

I love my job, sewing is my passion, but there is a down side to such devotion. So what happens when the mother of a bride tells me that my life and job are so easy? She says my job … Continue reading

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Do You Ott?

Ripping open white dress seams and basting white dress hems can take a toll on your eyesight unless you have an Ottlite. I have two lamps, one clamp-on one over my sewing machine and one clip-on one at the edge … Continue reading

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Don’t bring anyone to your fitting

Brides need an audience. If they don’t have an entourage like you see on TV shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” where 6-8 reluctant people/hostages recline on couches and wait for the bride to appear with yet another high … Continue reading

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Dodging a bullet…again

An email came in from a man about his wife and her need for a seamstress and a silk suit: Love your website! We are based up North but spending a few weeks in your town. There’s an upcoming wedding … Continue reading

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