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 While one sewist loves bringing life to a worn and outdated garment, another hates messing with  Continue Reading »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

       

      Marce's getting technical. Miss Oonaballoona posted a super easy JUMPER TUTORIAL. Only involving a rectangle and triangle, this is a quick make.

       

      NORMA shares her newest notions, the tools that she recently picked up and is now in love with.

       

      I love a good interview; DIXIE featured a neat one, conducting a Q&A with costume and historical sewer Andrea Schewe.

       

      How do you get rid of me-made items? SARAI discusses this very topic.

       

      Check out HEATHER'S new studio. I love the bright, Scandinavian aesthetic and stained glass windows.

       

      LAUREN finally finished her OAL (outfit-a-long) and you must check out what she made!

       

      Have you seen Grainline Studio's new pattern, THE ALDER DRESS? Hop on over to see one of the best summer staples. Also, Jen is currently hosting a sew-a-long if you want to join.