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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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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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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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Christmas Sewing

I know, I know…we were all going to take a break from sewing but there were a couple things I could not avoid. The first one was an emergency repair on a suede jacket that was given to a grown-up … Continue reading

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Richness of Winter

The weather changed this week as a huge storm rolled in on Friday and dumped enough snow to snarl our traffic and cause accidents in our little valley. While I spent 3 hours in stopped traffic lines crawling past stalled … Continue reading

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Why Draping 2?

Last time I shared the basic sloper for my sewing friend using her duct tape dummy and getting an idea about the fitting issues. This time the pattern is for a princess seamed blouse from Silhouette patterns #700 which is … Continue reading

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Why Draping?

Lots of sewers can draft flat patterns using measurements and that works well for most but sometimes you have a client who needs a  more custom approach. About 4 years I helped this fellow sewer make a duct tape dummy … Continue reading

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Wrap Me Up!

Well, my model/client is back and trying on her latest pattern for the Fall season. Here is the Pattern Review  page of other seamstresses who reviewed the Vogue 1164 process: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/47471 Sandra Betzina designed this top for knits and recommended … Continue reading

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