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Nancy’s Jacket Alterations

This alteration comes with a disclaimer…this does not come from a textbook, it is just my way of cheating on paper to add much needed height to a sleeve cap with drag lines. Normally, I measure the armhole and the … Continue reading

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Nancy is Back

Anyone wondering about the Vogue 1561 pattern for Nancy’s  jacket? Well, how about some photos of the paper pattern alterations? Starting with the front, it needed more length to drop the bust point. You can see the yellow paper added … 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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Return of the Satin

First of all, I want to thank everyone who left comforting comments last week about my dad. With little time allowed for grieving, the business side of my life continues. I did leave a comment last time about the twill … Continue reading

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