Author Archives: mrsmole

Sew Bad Saturday #6

This week we have Lorraine of the Spottydogsocialclub blog. She wrote this email to me to start her process: I am a long time fan of your blog, and am totally amazed at the skill and patience that you have. … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Jacket

All of us have been waiting a long time for the very much altered/redesigned Butterick 6106 jacket for Nancy. She has been patient and gone along with my suggestions and additions and subtractions in order to get the perfect fun … Continue reading

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Ponte Knit Warning

Now we all love ponte knits…they are easy to cut, easy to sew and conform to our bodies and normally the fabric is easy care depending on the content. Well during my little January break from the brides I bought … Continue reading

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I Feel Duped

With a month off from bridal sewing I thought I would share a story from the end of the year: Recently, I got a phone call from another seamstress in town with a request. A new woman had come into … Continue reading

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Suspenders and Suspense

Some of my friends and the generous professional people whom I rely on to keep me from aging quite so fast call on me from time to time for favors. Sometimes we even do trades. This week I was given … Continue reading

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Flip, Chip and Tips

One of my last brides of the season picked up her dress at 10:30 Saturday morning for her 3 pm wedding. She was cutting it close but I had enjoyed working on her dress and her goofy personality. As she, … Continue reading

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1974 Revisited

Hands up…who remembers Gunne Sax by Jessica…the long flowing lace embellished voile prairie dresses that were everywhere hippies gathered? So, just when I think the bridal season is coming to a close…in walks a treasure. A wedding dress that now … Continue reading

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