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Pattern Review 7/13/13 3:51 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8888 Misses' Robe, Slip, Camisole and Panties
Summer is here and my only summer robe has seen much better days. I found some heavy cotton (Waverly) in the drapery department at JoAnn’s that I thought would make up into a nice robe once all the sizing. Clearly printed on the selvage is that the ink on the fabric might be subject to couching...more...
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Book Review 6/11/13 5:26 PM
Making Trousers for Men and Women
David Coffin’s Making Trousers isn’t so much as to how to sew a pair of trousers as it is taking a basic trouser pattern (one that you are sure that fits you) and adding those features which will make those trousers your absolutely favorite pair. The book is accompanied by a DVD that provides s...more...
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Book Review 6/11/13 3:52 PM
Hand Stitches For the Fine Custom Tailored Garment
My goal for this next year is to teach myself some tailoring techniques and perhaps take some classes in tailoring. To that end, I have been selecting books to add to my library that will become a resource as I try out various techniques. I started this effort by checking books out of the library....more...
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Pattern Review 2/15/13 9:03 PM
Vogue Patterns - 8590 TOTES AND DOUBLE BAGS
Well, this project began because I got the email about the Handbag contest. I started with an upholstery fabric from my stash along with some fantastic cording. But in the meantime, I bought a comforter for my bed. This comforter came with 4 pillow shams and I never use shams. It is enough that I...more...
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Sewing Tip 2/15/13 10:35 AM
Sewing corners
When you are sewing something that comes to a corner, such a box side, many instructions to tell you to pivot at the corner. If the fabric is bulky or it is a small piece, making the corner and sewing down the next side can end up messy. My suggestion is treat each side as a separate seam. Sew fro...more...
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