Tag: clothing

Bookshed: Dressmaking for Real Women

Lorna Knight’s Dressmaking for Real Women: How to Adapt Your Store-bought Patterns to Flatter the Curves You Want to Keep and Drape the Ones You Don’t is a book that I wish was on my shelf when I started sewing garments a couple of… Continue Reading “Bookshed: Dressmaking for Real Women”

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A little excitement about embellishment.

After a number of months of very little sewing – and no garment sewing at all – I’ve recently found myself a bit obsessed with the books of Natalie Chanin, founder and main designer for Alabama Chanin. For the first time in my life… Continue Reading “A little excitement about embellishment.”

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First dress of 2012.

Ignore the goofy look on my face and behold the first dress for 2012. A total frustration to put together, but I learned a lot in the process as I re-did facings and set the sleeves no less than five times. On the other… Continue Reading “First dress of 2012.”

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Making do.

Like I said late last week – although we stayed home for our last bit of summer holidays – we were sure busy with all the canning, socializing, and whatnot. Today I am back at work and don’t have the wherewithal to write much… Continue Reading “Making do.”

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