Monthly Archives: May 2013

Birds and Worms and Jackets

Taking a break from all our Spring storms and rain the weather has turned nice for a while and this is a new visitor to one of my bird feeders this week. Isn’t he gorgeous? It’s a grosbeak that loves … Continue reading

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Finally the Pattern Adjustments

Who wanted to see what happened to the gingham enhanced boxy jacket? Remember where we left off? My client was pinned  with strips of gingham horizontally and vertically but what happens next? Do I get out the magic wand and … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Brides

Every once in a while clients want you to do the impossible/insane using their concept of alterations from scrap booking experience. It must be as easy as snip, flip and voila’…a re-designed masterpiece. Maybe it is just me being my … Continue reading

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What Size are You?

This week has been insane with more June brides wandering in for “simple” alterations which turn out to be 4-5 hour affairs so I thought I would share some before I delve into the mysterious/misleading world of pattern grading. Enter … Continue reading

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From Box to Beautiful

Two weeks ago I shared this post about a baggy muslin jacket I was making for a regular client. Well, she came yesterday for her fitting and decided that the jungle fabric would be best used on cushions for patio … Continue reading

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A Vest and a Guess

Finally the man’s denim vest is finished and I have photos to share. This was not a simple straightforward project but then working with men never is. First, finding the pattern was a big deal and after trolling the internet, … Continue reading

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