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Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing

Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing
What a weekend! After months of planning, my first sewing retreat was a complete success. 11 ladies came together in my town of Beacon, New York for a few days of sewing fun. It took place at a boutique hotel called the Roundhouse, in a private event room overlooking a waterfall. Scenic! My trusty friend and righthand woman Fleur helped me out. I brought a bunch of garments to show and tell with.

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tips and techniques « The Selfish Seamstress Oh my goodness, selfish readers, I cannot believe the outpouring of warm wishes in the comments on my last post. Thank you so very, very much for your many kind notes. Reading them almost makes Selfish wish that she had even a tiny little heart instead of a hard lump of rock in her chest, because if she did, she would surely have been very moved by all of your touching sentiments and congratulatory wishes. Sew the Perfect Bombshell Dress with Craftsy Class Description Knock 'em dead with a vintage pinup dress that's uniquely yours! In "Sew Retro: Perfect Fit Bombshell Dress," retro maven Gretchen Hirsch shows you advanced fit, construction and finishing techniques used by couturiers.

Bra-making Sew Along: Cutting The time has come to cut our bras! By now if you’ve been making tester bras or alterations you probably know your bra pattern inside and out. And that’s a good thing! make a rice pillow for your Valentine - wise craft Updated 10/1/12- I have revised this pattern and reposted the how to here. As a family, we kind of obsessively like our rice pillows and firmly believe it's one of those small things that greatly improve our quality of life. The giving of something like this is a large gesture on our part, a bit of a warm hug really.

. Cotton & Curls 3 very easy maternity pencil skirt diys DIY knit flounce sleeve dress (maternity or non-maternity) Any top into maternity top – with these 3 diys DIY maternity swing top DIY maternity circle skirt Sewing School Welcome to the Sewing School! I get a lot of emails and comments asking about how to do certain sewing related things and where to find old posts on my blog and so in an effort to consolidate the tutorials and sewing advice you find here on A Fashionable Stitch, I’ve made up this handy dandy Table of Contents page to navigate you through what’s available here. It’s due to be added to every now and then, so check back when you are searching for something and can’t find it. Happy Sewing Adventures! xoxo, Sunni

How to Sew Bras That Fit: Learn It. Make It. On Craftsy! Sewing your own bras can be a worthwhile endeavor. After all, the bra you wear can make a huge difference in the way your clothes fit or your comfort level throughout the day. But even if you are convinced you want a completely handmade wardrobe, from your skirt to your underthings, there’s still the question of how to sew bras that fit. Here are some tips to sewing a great fitting bra: The first step is to get an accurate measurement of your band and cup size.

Bias Tape: How To Make It & Attach It One trim you'll use a lot of in home dec sewing is bias tape. But how did it get that name? When I hear the word "bias," I tend to think of Olympic figure skating judges. dee*construction: it's here!! at long last. if you have been waiting (and waiting!) for a tutorial on how i restyled The Blazer, this is as close as you'll get :) because i didn't really want 2 blazers i have basically done the same restyle, but on a hoodie for my daughter this time.

Sewing Tips Directory I have been wanting to make this sewing tips directory forever. A list of all the best sewing tips, tricks, and techniques from around the web all in one spot. I had some pinned, some bookmarked, others referenced on my other posts, and some just in my head. Finally, one tidy list – kind of like a yellow pages for the best sewing tips. I hope you find it useful too, because it took and if you just go on and on about how great it is I will feel much better about the kink in my neck from all the linking :). Templates Below are templates that you can use to make custom cards, envelopes, and boxes. Simply print out the image, use it as a template to cut your fine papers, and fold along dotted lines. Clicking on a link below will take you to an enlarged version and instructions that you can print out. Note: Some of my templates are Adobe Reader PDF files.

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