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    How to Make a Fit Muslin

    Sewing up a muslin is an important step in a great fitting garment and it’s easier than you might think.

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    Sewer’s Block

    Is there such thing as sewer’s block? Like writer’s block except it’s the temporary inability to compose with fabric instead of words. Will exercises designed to overcome writer’s block work for other creative blocks?

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Stop Buying. Start sewing.

We’ve all heard jokes about uncontrollable fabric shopping and overflowing fabric stashes. We’ve laughed at them with a knowing cringe for certainly all of us are guilty of buying fabric we didn’t have a need for just because we loved it. And almost as certainly all of us have done it more than once. The […] Read more…

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Rachel Comey Top; Vogue 1247 Pattern Review

My sewing brain is on summer vacation. It doesn’t want to think hard it just wants to sew. So I’m sewing “easy” patterns which I’m enjoying tremendously. There’s more actual sewing and less puzzle solving. I’m getting garments done and, bonus, they’re wearable. Rachel Comey’s design for Vogue Patterns, V1247, is my latest success. The pattern includes […] Read more…

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Where The Daily Sew Sews

Maybe you’re familiar with the magazine “Where Women Create“. It’s a magazine filled with photos of crafty women’s studios. As their website says, “Where Women Create magazine invites you into the creative spaces of the most extraordinary women of our time.” The first time I saw this magazine I had a hard time believing this […] Read more…

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Me Made May 2015 Recap

My Me-Made-May challenge was to wear an item I’ve made at least five days a week. I figured it would be a fun, easy, little challenge to take on. A challenge to show off wicked sewing skills and design sense. Like many things, it turned out a little differently than I expected. First, I failed […] Read more…

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Me Made May 2015: The Start

Today is the first day of May. I’ve taken the Me Made May ’15 pledge to wear one item that I’ve made at least five times a week. I just wanted to show you what items I currently have in my closet that I’ve made. These are my skirts: A grey raw silk skirt made […] Read more…

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