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Learn to Sew: How to Make a Muslin to Check For Fit and a Winner

Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a beginner, it’s always a good idea and well worth the effort to make a muslin before sewing a garment. A muslin is essentially a practice garment made from a cheap fabric similar to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Word combos. So. Much. Fun! This one brings a smile to my face and I honestly wish I would’ve thought of it. SEWCABULARY Isn’t it perfect?! Well, today’s Learn to Sew class is all about the SEWCABULARY you need to know in order to … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Mark the Fabric Before You Cut and a Giveaway

Now that you’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, you’re ready to to mark all of those pattern marks to your fabric. But which marks do you transfer and what should you use? … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: How to Read Patterns

I almost wore my Hawaiian sundress to work yesterday, but I thought that would just be too obnoxious. But can you blame me? We’re finally on our way to Hawaii. Our plane leaves in a few hours and by this afternoon, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches

It’s here! Episode 2 of the Learn to Sew Series. It’s free and you can access it anytime you like. So, pick out a scrap piece of fabric, turn on your machine and crank up those tunes, because THIS is … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

“Remember, Cooper, something wonderful is going to happen today!” Even though Cooper sometimes sighs and raises his eyebrows when I say this, I can tell by the way the corners of his mouth go up a bit and by the little … Continue reading

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Learn to Sew: A New Series

So, you’ve watched Project Runway for years now. You marvel at the haute couture creations of the young seamstress in the series, The Time in Between by María Dueñas. You run your hands over beautiful textiles as you wander through fabric shops imagining … Continue reading

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“The Next Black” and Give an Old Coat a New Look: An Easy Wool Coat Refashion

I love a good documentary. And when it explores the future of fashion and gives me some new vocabulary words to throw around in certain circles, EVEN BETTER! The Next Black is a compelling film that explores the way innovative designers … Continue reading

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DIY: Removable Faux Fur Cuffs

Ooh La La! Shopping never looked so good! My beautiful friend Linda is looking mighty fine in these, easy to make, removable faux fur cuffs. No need to make separate cuffs for all of your coats and jackets. Just make … Continue reading

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Holiday Sale: 25% Off The Refashion Handbook: Refit, Redesign, Remake For Every Body

Thanks for stopping by all these years! Your visits, comments and encouragement make it all worth it. For your holiday shopping pleasure, The Refashion Handbook is now 25% off. Click here to order some for the seamstresses in your life. Have a … Continue reading

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