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Knitting in 1960

Hands up, who had one of the first Barbie dolls in 1959/60? They were all the rage and for $4 your mom could give you the opportunity to see the future of fashion and celebrity status. Never before did we … 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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Pimping for Patterns/Fabric/Books

There is a growing trend among sewing bloggers and it is not as sweet as it seems. First, there is the free pattern scheme for “testers”. You are given an envelope with a dubious pattern made by either a company … Continue reading

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Squash and Silly Things

Having filled my huge bowl with Halloween candy and removed any objects that might get damaged near my front door with small critters stomping up my front porch, I wanted to share a few things not necessarily sewing related. First, … Continue reading

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