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Category Archives: Tutorials

Make Your Own Vera Aveline

posted on 04/23/2014, by

How Do You Know You’re A Seamstress?

posted on 09/12/2013, by

When someone asked for a measuring tape and I pulled 3 out of my purse, along with a curved and straight ruler, I knew I was exposed – I was obviously an addict. Not an addict of cigarettes or booze, but sewing! Hey, there are worse things in life, right? How do you know you’re  Continue Reading »

Review: Amy Alan’s Beginner Serging Class

posted on 08/29/2013, by

I hesitated to enroll in an online class, sewing or nonsewing related. It wasn’t because I doubted the virtual system, it was more because I am a creature of habit (aren’t we all?) and didn’t want to change the way I learned. When the iPad first came out, I was an early adopter along with  Continue Reading »

How to Make A Pattern Petite: Part 3

posted on 08/28/2013, by

Back today is Betsy from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns, a company that caters to petite and petite plus size sewers who are looking for modern alternatives for a younger demographic. In part 1 of her series, Betsy spoke about the two theories of making a “regular” pattern into a petite pattern and today, she’s  Continue Reading »













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      One of my favorite books, Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction by NORMA LOEHR is now available in print. Order a copy now!

       

      JEN just released my favorite Grainline pattern to date, The Alder Shirtdress, which is available in both print and PDF. And that's not it! She also relaunched her online shop. Way to go, Jen!

       

      Join Marce and Gillian for OONAPALOOZA, a month-long tribute to the powerhouse of print and color, Oona Balloona from Kalkatroona. Challenge yourself to create something as loud, bubbly and one of a kind as her personality.

       

      Have you seen OHHH LULU'S new pattern, The Zooey Bikini Top and Bottom? With princess seams, the top is easy to alter for any shape, and the bottom have either a bow or side ties (my favorite).

       

      Jeans in July! LIZZY just finished a pair of jeans using Named Pattern's Jamie Jeans. Love the seaming!

       

      Even though she went through many muslins, ANDREA'S final swimsuit is a total success!

       

      Need tips for working with border prints? CAROLYN gives a great list of links and resources to help you.

       

      In most instances, a sequel is not as good as the first. But when it comes to sewing, it's the opposite. CLARE is showing off her second version of McCalls 6696, which is way better than the first.

       

      The newest indie pattern release is from PAULINE ALICE. Last week, she launched Alameda Dress, a simple, modern yet flirty dress with interesting seaming. And that's not all she announced! She is also opening an online shop!