Archive | October, 2010

Finishing Simplicity 3965

Ok, enough daydreaming about sewing tools and sewing books under the Christmas tree – and back to the Simplicity vintage dress! If you’re just joining this series of posts, here are the first few posts: This is what the muslin is for! How to make a muslin for a dress bodice Altering the Dress Bodice: […]

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Sewaholic Patterns: An Update

I want to apologize for the delay of my first pattern! Things are taking much longer than I expected. It’s very important to me that you get the best quality product possible, so I’m working hard to make sure everything is just so. In my sewing projects, I talk a lot about making better quality […]

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Christmas Gifts For People Who Sew

Meaning me, of course! And you, fellow sewing enthusiasts! Here’s my stealth way of asking for useful, sewing-related Christmas gifts. It’s oh so subtle, I know! Yes, I buy a lot of fabric.. but I’m not big on wanting or asking for a lot of stuff. My family draws names, which makes it so easy! We pick […]

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Using Stay Tape on Necklines and Seams

Stay tape is applied to necklines and other garment edges to stabilize and support them, avoiding the dreaded stretched-out gaping neckline! Stay tape also prevents shoulder seams from stretching out as well. I picked this up at Fabricana’s last half-price notions sale, figuring it would come in handy. And look, it did! For this dress […]

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Mr Sewaholic’s Christmas Shirt: Pattern Picked!

Yay! I’ve picked up a pattern for Mr Sewaholic’s Christmas shirt. In case you’re just catching up, I’m planning to make Christmas gifts this year, starting with a very special handmade shirt for my guy. (Click here to read my post about gifts and the great comments in response!) It’s not a surprise, he does […]

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How To Underline A Dress Bodice

I knew underlining existed, but never understood the need for it unless you’re working with sheer fabrics. After reading Couture Sewing Techniques, I learned that most couture garments are underlined, but most aren’t lined! I was surprised – wouldn’t you rather line something and hide all of the construction details? It was an interesting and […]

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