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Category Archives: Construction

Minimum Stretch in Underwear

posted on 04/14/2014, by

Undies are one of the easiest garments to sew (don’t ask me to call them panties, because I won’t). Streamlining construction, I combine the front and the back pieces at the crotch, so the only seams to sew are the side seams. Easy to make, yes, but I need more hands and fingers to tell  Continue Reading »

Madalynne’s Guide to Rhinestones and Beading

posted on 03/30/2014, by

Guest Post: DIY Dress Form

posted on 12/9/2013, by

My name is Melissa Taylor Jenkins, owner and designer of the clothing brand Katastrophic.  I’ve been following Madalynne for a while now – I absolutely love that it’s a blog for people who want to sew their own beautiful and well crafted clothing. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to Maddie that I had built  Continue Reading »

Dear Maddie: Altering Garments

posted on 11/18/2013, by

In my opinion, both altering a garment and making one from scratch requires skill. One is not harder than the other, rather, each one requires different techniques and methods. Also, each one is suited for different types of sewers. While one sewist loves bringing life to a worn and outdated garment, another hates messing with  Continue Reading »















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      I'm so jealous I can't make it, but SONJA, MARCE, AND JENNIFER are hosting a Manhattan pop-up studio. If you're in town or live around the area, this is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon (believe me, Sonja + Marce + Jennifer = a good time!)

       

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      RACHEL is a vision wearing her newest make, the Betty Dress. She's offering a giveaway, so hurry on over to enter!

       

      Do you come from a long lineage of sewers, or are you the only one is your family who knows more than how to sew a button (that's me) TASIA asks this and reflects on her own past

       

      Do you come from a long lineage of sewers, or are you the only one is your family who knows more than how to sew a button (that's me)? TASIA asks this and reflects on her own past

       

      MORGAN takes another stab at yokes and gathers.

       

      A tattoo and lots of fabric later, CLAIRE recaps her recent trip to NYC (she's one rad Brit).