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05/19/15

New Perfectly Fitted Shirt Class, New Butterick Patterns, Vote in the Wardrobe Contest New Perfectly Fitted Class, New Butterick and Voting in the Wardrobe Contest.


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New Perfectly Fitted Shirt Class, New Butterick Patterns, Vote in the Wardrobe Contest and more... 
May 19, 2015 
In This Issue
New Class - Perfectly Fitted Shirt
Vote in the Wardrobe Contest
New Butterick Patterns
Easy Faux Flat Felled Seam
New! Fabric Stash Feature
Organize your fabric in your online fabric stash.

I've been watching the progress in the wardrobe contest and now its finally time to vote! Join me in voting for your 5 favorite wardrobes now. 

We've seen patterns come and go but there are some styles which remain classic. A perfectly fitted shirt is one of them and now you can learn to make your own in this NEW video class by Jennifer Stern

Speaking of patterns, did you see the new Butterick collection? Gertie has a cute blouse pattern in there which I totally want to make. What about you? 

Learn to make secure curved seams in this handy tutorial by Catina Ferraine on our blog.

I'm having so much fun posting my #mmmay15 outfits this month. Are you participating? 

until next week,
Happy Sewing!
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class The Perfectly Fitted Shirt
- A New Video Class by  Jennifer Stern

A well-sewn, well fitted button down shirt is a classic piece you'll want to wear year after year.

If the thought of fitting and number of construction steps gives you nightmares, this class is perfect for you.

With the help of high definition videos, Jennifer will take you from measuring yourself to Fitting your pattern to sewing the complete shirt in 14 easy videos which you
 can watch anytime as many times as you want. Watch preview below to learn more about this class. 

Download the complete class outline here and Register for the class here.

Giveaway! 

The class is only $49 ($44.10 for Friends of PR members) and one lucky registrant will get this class free if you register before Sunday May 24th. 


 

voteVote in the Wardrobe Contest
 

Voting for the Wardrobe Contest 2015 has begun! For this contest, participants were asked to create "an organized closet where one can pull an outfit together at a moment's notice".

 

Contestants had six weeks to make a nine item wardrobe consisting of:

4 tops
3 bottoms
2 sewist's choice

 

One item of the nine was allowed to be purchased or sewn before the contest started. Each top had to coordinate with each bottom. Dresses had to coordinate with the overall feel of the collection. The overall contest entry should include at least five photographed combinations.

 

 (Ends Sunday, May 24th) 

newbutterickNew Butterick Patterns

Summer is in full swing and we have been eagerly anticipating the new Butterick collection for Summer 2015. Earlier this week we received the gorgeous new Butterick patterns and we are overjoyed to share some of the highlights with you. Butterick patterns are classic and timeless - these designs can take you from weekend cookout to beach party to date night.

 

 
 

 

 
tutorialEasy Faux Flat Felled Seam   
- Catina Ferraine

A true flat felled seam in curvy areas can be a challenge, even when you have a powerful machine and specialty feet. But what if all you have is a basic home machine and a regular pressure foot?

 

Here is my "faux" flat felled technique that is both strong and easy to do!



 

 
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