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Simplicity 2258
In this video, you learn how to:
  • Use some of the basic tools
  • Choose fabric
  • Use patterns
  • Measure yourself for patterns
  • Trace and cut out the pattern
  • Lay out and cut out the pattern from fabric
  • Stitch together and press your skirt
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  1. Introduction and Tools
  2. Fabric Types
  3. What the Information on the Pattern Envelope Means
  4. Types of Patterns and What the Markings Mean
  5. Taking Body Measurements
  6. Tracing the Patterns and Understanding Markings
  7. Preparing the Fabric, Laying Out the Pattern Pieces, and Cutting Out the Fabric
  8. Getting to Know your Sewing Machine
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Fast, Fun, a nd Fearless projects using your RTW favoirtes
Fun new book out!
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Subject: Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects copying your favorite RTW Date: 6/7/12 3:55 PM

This fun book just came out in our library, so I got detoured from those un-finished projects bugging me:

Improv Sewing-2012
Blum and Immergut

Copy your favorite RTW by tracing them using knits, whip up quick skirts, tunics, kids, sundresses. Embellishing ideas for pillows, scarfs, curtains, re-purposing, easy ruching.
They leave edges mostly un-finished but use your decorative stitches around hems and sleeves, so this would be great for you beginning young 'uns wanting quick, funky summer wear.

The most useful thing I like is the basic A-line skirt and they suggest using big men's T's. I had cut up some nice thick men's golf shirt finds for my GS's summer shorts and realized that a shirt is wide enough for a women's A-line too! Good news when local knits are non-existant and menswear has nicer fabric and subdued prints.

Whoops on the sp, I was having my evening wine...blush!
-- Edited on 6/7/12 4:15 PM --

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Date: 6/9/12 7:52 AM

You can see them Blog online at Improv Diary.

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Date: 6/9/12 10:39 AM

Thank you for pointing out this new book. My 20-something daughters just love this kind of thing. :-)

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Date: 6/10/12 5:52 AM

What nice authors!
She replied to my E-mail and said Improvidiary will be
coming to Flicker with pictures of creations from the book.
Darn, my old brain can't keep up with learning all this
new techie stuff they throw at us....

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