Why you don’t sew clothes you love.

One of the biggest frustration I hear from all of my students and when I interact with sewists online is fit. As in, sewing clothes and trying to get the fit right and feeling completely frustrated by that process. I can understand that; it's a deep topic with lots of steps and our bodies are dynamic and wonderfully, three dimensional. But it doesn't have to be so frustrating.

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Wardrobe Planning Ritual – yes, ritual

I'm here today to share with you my wardrobe planning ritual.  Now doesn't that sound fancy! It's not.  It's really about getting honest and authentic with yourself.  And maybe a…

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What are you called to do?  (part 4)
This could be you, the one with a big smile!

What are you called to do? (part 4)

On to part 4 of our story...(you can read part 1 here & 2 here & 3 here) After that yurt building adventure and my time as a bookstore owner,…

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So, you can use quilting cotton in place of knit fabric…right?!?!  (part 2)
My first dress, made a dozen years ago from a pattern I made from a knit dress that I owned. Made with quilting cotton. If you know fabric, you know that woven fabrics are often not interchangeable with knits. It fit, but just barely. I was elated!

So, you can use quilting cotton in place of knit fabric…right?!?! (part 2)

Not sure the answer to the question in the subject line?  It's NO.  Just so you know.  Now you don't have to learn the hard way.  Like I did. Now,…

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