Monthly Archives: April 2016

How to Fix Mirrored Front/Back Rises

Are people shaped the same in the front and back?  No, never.  ….…… Our bums are generally  larger than our bellies (with the exception of maternity-wear), plus additional length is required in the back rise because we move our legs forward … Continue reading

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Pattern Grading: Proportionate Curves

The purpose of pattern grading is to change the size while keeping the proportions.  When a pattern is not graded correctly, the proportions become inconsistent between sizes.   This should be caught in alpha-testing; in beta-testing each sewist is making one … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Puperita “Tiny Flowers”

First things first: a big shout out to Jenya of WhileSheWasSleeping for putting together today’s group post featuring a showcase of PUPERITA!!  Thank you so much for coordinating this effort in honor of the lovely Annalisa.  (A list of all participating … Continue reading

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Fashion Design versus Technical Design

Recently a job posting surfaced online for the position of Fashion Designer at an independent pattern-making small-business geared towards the home sewing market.  Applicants were encouraged to respond quickly whether “this is your dream job” on the one hand, or “you’ve … Continue reading

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Charity sewing: for the Angel Babies (Free Pattern)

Recently I posted about a special sewing project, and mentioned that I was cutting up a vintage wedding dress to make a sash. I promised to explain why I was disassembling the wedding gown, so here goes.  A lovely heartfelt project … Continue reading

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