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I haven’t worked with beaded laces in a while, other than to cut them for customers, but these ones would sorely tempt me! I got several 4-yard cuts from the Haute Couturier. You know, the one that begins with a … Continue reading
Pattern Description: From StyleArc’s website – This staple piece is a great wardrobe builder with comfort and style. Soft gathers over the bust stitched into the neck band makes this top very flattering for all sizes. 3/4 length sleeves allows … Continue reading
Pattern Description: Dresses A, B have fitted, pleated bodice, front neckline finished with bias tape, back zipper, flared skirt and stitched hems. A: armholes finished with bias tape. B: three-quarter length sleeves and purchased belt. Sizing: 6-22. I made a … Continue reading
Last night I had a tussle with my 17 year old. He wanted to watch “Glee”. I was recording “Project Runway All-Stars”, and I set the DVR to record the HBO documentary, “In Vogue, The Editor’s Eye”. Not all three … Continue reading
When cutting out patterns, many people use the fabric’s selvage as a guide for pattern placement. In woven fabrics, this is often a good guide. Place your pattern with the grain arrow parallel to the edge of the fabric and … Continue reading
I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is a week away, can you? Holy cannolis, I better go get a turkey and start brining! I’ve been incredibly busy this week. I went on a buying trip, with a side trip to Columbia … Continue reading
Just in time for Halloween, here’s our latest video, “Scary Silks”! You can see all of our Gorgeous Fabrics University videos in one convenient location: Gorgeous Fabrics University Videos I adore sewing with silk. It’s really not that scary at … Continue reading
Before I even begin, let me tell you about my late afternoon yesterday. See this? See the address where the SWAT team set up? Yeah, that’s my building. Fortunately, I wasn’t there. I didn’t feel very well yesterday, so I … Continue reading
Love the idea of panel prints and bouclé, but scared to work with them? Check out our latest video, “Tricksy Fabrics” for tips and tricks that will turn these tricksy fabrics in to beautiful treats! Happy sewing!
Here it is on Shelley. I’ll do a review when the dress is finished Holy cow – can it be? I’m done with my dress sooner than the night before????? Woot woot! Happy sewing!