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 While one sewist loves bringing life to a worn and outdated garment, another hates messing with  Continue Reading »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













      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.

       

      MORGAN joined the matchy matchy club and made a coordinating set. A little linen ensemble, it's a surefire victory.

       

      What are your favorite films for inspiration? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns discuss.

       

      Even though Oonapallooza is over, MARCE is stunning us once again in another spectacular dress. Stop it, you're making us look bad!

       

      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.

       

      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!