Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Surprise and a Stunner

Reading comments from other seamstresses and hobby sewers about their encounters with clients and family members can really brighten my day. My sewing sister, Sharon on the East coast shared this flashback recently: Had a customer back during the ‘Dry … Continue reading

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Vogue 1561 – the slashing

Continuing with the muslin stage of this jacket…before Nancy arrived, I tried it on myself. Could it be more maternity ala 1950’s? That front bust curve hits at the wrong place for sure! The back curves swing away from the … Continue reading

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Tackling Vogue 1561

In the past I have used Zandra Rhodes patterns for my client Nancy. They are flowy and soft and suit Nancy’s Type 2 summer personality. When I saw this newest pattern with the curvy lines and flowing skirt, I just … Continue reading

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Take In and Trim Off

This dress really makes a statement. The lace is very much like Battenburg, thick and dominant. Wtoo Lapis      The first fitting reveals a hemming job and the recommendation for tighter undergarments. We try bustling up the tulle into 5 … Continue reading

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