Archive | March, 2011

Crescent Skirt Envelope Back, By Request

Hey everyone! It’s been an exciting, fun, and super busy week so far. Phase two of school has been awesome to start, I’m really enjoying it! The daily seminars have been packed full of information. I’m learning lots and really excited to start making even more things happen! I wanted to thank you guys for […]

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Scrap Overload: What to do with Leftover Fabric Scraps?

Hey everyone! So excited to Sew-Along with all of you guys again! If you missed yesterday’s post, I’m hosting another Sew-Along here, this time for the Crescent Skirt. We’ll aim for a start date of April 18th, as that works for most of you. I will post the fabric requirements and envelope back this week, […]

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Crescent Sew-Along: Let’s Do it!

Great news, the Crescent Skirt is arriving in the shop very soon! Pre-sales started last week through the mailing list, and this skirt pattern is a hot seller. Very exciting! If you’re not on the list yet, it’s not too late. The pre-sale ends tomorrow, so sign up here. (No spam, I promise. Just sales, […]

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Bound Buttonholes: My Favourite Method

Today’s topic: bound buttonholes! If you’re doing regular buttonholes, they’re often the last thing you do on your garment.  But if you’re doing bound buttonholes, they’re usually one of the first steps! They’re one of the first steps in sewing the O Dress, so that’s what I’m working on. Let me show you my favourite […]

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Phase Two, here I come!

Happy St Patrick’s Day, everyone! Are you wearing green? Yesterday’s presentation went unbelievably well. I passed Phase 1 of my Self Employment program and now move on to Phase 2. Success! I was the last presentation of the day, and as soon as I started talking I immediately relaxed. The reviewers were wonderful, making me […]

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Underlining and Marking the O Dress

Hello everyone! Today’s post is a few thoughts on underlining and marking the O Dress. I’ve shared tips on underlining before, but thought I’d point out some of the things I learned while underlining this project. My main fabric is a tightly woven wool, and I’m underlining it with a cotton batiste. Remembering the purpose […]

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