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The Way Sewing Used To Be: Your Photos

posted on 08/11/2014, by

Weekend: Behind the Scenes of My Bra Making Class

posted on 08/8/2014, by

A picture will say, “I sew,” while a video will say much more. Spectators have to spend time watching a video – there’s no choice about it – and they have to spend time to see if it’s worth watching or not. If still photography is instant, then video is super-instant. Just click it and let  Continue Reading »

Works in Progress

posted on 08/6/2014, by

  Why do we reserve works in progress photos for Instagram? That’s not an always statement, but most of the time. Shouldn’t they be the subject of more in depth posts like finished features? Why mention the obstacles we faced after the garment’s complete when we can talk about them and solve them beforehand? Maybe it’s  Continue Reading »

10 Things You May Not Know About Bra Making

posted on 08/4/2014, by

It’s the little tips and tricks that make a master sewer. A tailor has his secrets for pad stitching, and a shoemaker, Perry Ercolino being one example, has his methods for molding the perfect pair of oxfords. Pun intended, these are my “inside wires” for bra making. Each one is important, but not enough to dedicate  Continue Reading »













      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In 1 hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now! If you can't attend the class, I will be teaching it in person this winter here in Philadelphia; EMAIL ME to be put on the waiting list.

       

      SARAI made a modified Laurel dress and is offering the revised pattern for free. Go get it now!

       

      NOVITA inspired me 2 and a 1/2 years ago to get into bra making and she's done it again by constructing a sports bra. Not just any sports bra, but a hot pink sports bra.

       

      Congratulations to all the winners of OONAPALOOZA! inspired me 2 and 1/2 years ago to get into bra making and she's done it again by constructing a sports bra. Not just any sports bra, but a hot pink sports bra.

       

      Totally loving KATE'S blouse back tee.

       

      DEVON is hosting a fabric stash sale on Instagram. How genius of her, right?! Give her leftover fabrics a loving new home @missmake_destash

       

      I'm not the only one who made a pair of pants recently. RACHEL made the ultimate summer trousers.

       

      On the subject of pants, KATIE made not one pair, but 3! And she offers a tutorial for how to fix a fly zipper. Now, that's a good blogger and a good seamstress!

       

      SALLIE made a smashing back-to-school ensemble. Sewing aside, who else is in love with her milk braids?