Monthly Archives: November 2013

Progress Wrapped Up

You all remember Nancy, my client/model and her Vogue 1164 wrap top muslin? So what happened after the initial fitting and pinning and slashing and adding? Let’s get to the cutting table and see what worked: First, I measure the … 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: Sandra Betzina designed this top for knits and recommended … Continue reading

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Make Mine Modest

This season has been a blur of strapless gowns with girls wanting to flaunt their wares/boobs for everyone to see so it was refreshing to have a bride come with a beautiful lace dress that needed a little more coverage … Continue reading

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