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Category Archives: Photography

Scrapbook: Mentors

posted on 08/22/2013, by

Mentors is a topic I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. Each subject I have interviewed for the Portrait of a Seamstress series has characteristics and quirks that are unique to her, but one thing that is true for all of them is that in the lifespan of their hobby, someone has entered and imparted  Continue Reading »

Can You Fail and Still Succeed?

posted on 07/11/2013, by

At the beginner of the summer, I was contacted by the folks at The Declaration of You. Their motive for emailing me? They wanted me to be a part of their BlogLovin’ Tour, which is a hop, skip and a jump from blog to blog for eight weeks celebrating the launch of Jessica Swift and Michelle Ward’s book, The  Continue Reading »

Photography Tips Sewing Blogs

posted on 03/21/2013, by

I am running the risk of sounding cliche again – just like I did when I published my tips for sewing bloggers – but I think that the way seamstresses photograph is different from fashion, food, and mommy bloggers. Sure, in some ways we’re similar but our differences are great enough that I think it’s  Continue Reading »

Weekend

posted on 05/4/2012, by

Well, I’m back from Florida. My escapade down south was everything I expected and more. The wedding was Saturday and I spent the days leading up to the event out and about in the warmth. Thursday was spent with my stepmom hunting for shoes for an event she was attending that night. Thanks to my  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.

       

      Another famous bra maker is teaching an online class! BEVERLY JOHNSON just announced that she will be teaching a class on Crafty and the release date is Tuesday, September 23rd. Enter now to win a free spot!

       

      If you're like me and you live in the northern hemisphere, then fall is upon us. Join the ladies at CASHMERETTE as they make on spectacular, green coat.

       

      Have you heard? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns are dedicating the entire month to hems. Called SEPT-HEM-BER, they will cover how to make sure a hem is even, everything you need to know about stabilizing hems, several options to finish the raw edge of your hem, how to stitch a hem by hand, how to sew basic turned hem by machines (and a few different options for doing it), how to sew a machine rolled hem, how to sew a faced or shaped hem, how to sew a baby hem and how to sew a mitered corner. Whoa! That's a lot!

       

      Congratulations MADY on your second year blog anniversary! I've been following you for only a short time, but I'm excited to get to know you even more. Here's to many more years of happy and healthy sewing!

       

      For her engagement shoot, ANGIE made a striped Emery dress and looks stunning next to her forever partner and fiancé.