Archive | January, 2011

Sewaholic Patterns in the UK: Off to a Great Start!

More good news: Sewaholic Patterns are now stocked internationally! Backstitch is the first retailer to stock Sewaholic Patterns in the UK. Backstitch is a lovely online shop that carries several independent pattern lines, fabric and pre-cut kits. I’m thrilled to be included in her offering! The owner, Alice, is a wonderful and friendly person, and […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #7: Cutting Your Fabric

Today, we’re going to cut our fabric! I’ll be cutting View A in a teal polyester print, and View B in a cream silk satin. For today’s demo, I’m cutting the teal polyester print in the draped sleeve version. I’m thinking I will just show you how to cut once, instead of showing you the […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #5: Altering The Hip and Waist

Today, I’ll show you how to narrow the hip width on the Pendrell Blouse. It’s ironic, don’t you think, that I’m showing you how to un-pear-shape the blouse? That’s the great thing about sewing – you can adjust anything to fit your body no matter what your shape! What we’ll be doing today is the […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #4: Shortening the Blouse Length

Pendrell Sew-Along, day four! Are you dying to get started sewing already? Don’t worry, just a few more posts on pattern adjustments, and we’ll be cutting in no time. Just joining us? Here are links to the first three Sew-Along posts: Pendrell Sew-Along: Supply List, Schedule & Sew-Along Badge Pendrell Sew-Along #2: Prewashing your Fabric […]

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Pendrell Sew-Along #3: Measuring and Choosing Your Size

Day three of the Pendrell Sew-Along! Today, we’re going to measure ourselves and choose our size. We’ll measure ourselves, compare the measurements to the pattern envelope sizes, and decide which cutting lines to follow. This is also a good time to see if you’ll want (or need) to make any adjustments or alterations to the […]

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