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Category Archives: Pattern Making

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 While one sewist loves bringing life to a worn and outdated garment, another hates messing with  Continue Reading »

Bra Making: Finally, A Bra Pattern That Fits

posted on 10/31/2013, by

I finally have it! I finally have a bra pattern that fits me perfectly! Well, almost perfectly (nothing in this world is one hundred percent perfect, right?). It has taken me many readings of Norma and Beverly’s books/manuals to wrap my head around the concepts of bra making. Silly as it may seem, I also  Continue Reading »

Dear Maddie: Pros and Cons of Wired and Non-Wired Bras

posted on 10/9/2013, by

Every woman likes and wears a different type of bra. Just like ordering a hamburger or a cheeseburger, whether she takes lettuce, tomato, and/or onion on top of her meat depends. Fit, support, comfort, and fabric all play a role in how she dresses both her breasts and her burger (enough with the synonym, Maddie!).  Continue Reading »

Disparate Disciple Pattern Release + Giveaway

posted on 09/19/2013, by

  The fact that the sewing and blogging worlds are filled with people who come from different backgrounds, continents, professions, and histories is not new or something I haven’t talked about. With our busy and varied lives, it’s hard to develop a wardrobe that suits all our needs. In this day and age, we all  Continue Reading »















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      Congratulations to ERIN for being nominated for next season's Project Sewn!

       

      What kind of fabric shopper are you? JENNY AND LAUREN ask this very question. Let's discuss!

       

      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!)

       

      Congratulations to GERTIE on the success of her inaugural Beacon Sewing Retreat

       

      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).