This is all about the sewing, aka. getting what you want the way you want it -cause we are picky like that! The latest article will be featured to the right with older articles listed below. Don't miss the blog though, with our random thoughts on all things sewing related.
Shannon Gifford was an amazing woman. You can read more about her here
More Videos... Sorta, Friend SEWNmagazine on Facebook to get access to a great video on how to make a grown up, polished version of the Spring/ Summer '10 must have denim skirt! You can find out more here
New Video!!!! A Whole New Way to Look at the FBA!
Susan had this to say about the video "Thank you for sharing your video. A few months back, some of my sewing
buddies got together to drape dresses from Simon Henry's "The Little
Black Dress". Like you, I need to do a full bust adjustment and also a
full seat adjustment (with some sway back too). When we draped my
muslin, I needed the under bust darts extended right to the hem [because
my bust protrudes more than my tummy] and on the back, I needed the
waist/hip dart extended right up to the shoulder [because my shoulder
blades do not protrude as much as my seat]. This of course works nicely
in a princess seamed garment. In the side back section, I also needed a
waist dart and surprisingly, I could not remove this dart by moving the
uptake (about 1") into the princess seam and the side seam. This
confirmed for me that certain figures need additional seams. Now I
understand that a sheath dress with only side seams will never fit my
body. Obviously, there is more flexibility in garments which are looser
fitting but I found this process of draping a muslin very informative." Frankly, I couldn't agree more! Somewhere in all of the easy fit patterns that the big 4 have turned out we lost that seams are our friends. Most people don't start sewing because they need clothes. They start sewing because they want clothes that reflect their style and that fit! BTW, Simon Henry's book is fab!
New Article on the big picture trends from the NYC Fall'10 shows. Finally -Runway -Real Way
New Article on "The Value Factor" This is an important concept no matter what the financial situation but this is especially important in a tough climate.
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