Archive | April, 2011

Inserting Lace into Seams

Remember my Common Thread project on the Sew Weekly? Today’s post is on how to insert lace into seams, just like I did on my ‘Summer in the City’ dress. It seems simple, and it is, but I did figure out some tips that might help if you wanted to re-create the same look on […]

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Crescent Sew-Along #5: Supply List & Let’s Get Started!

Happy Monday, everyone! The Crescent Sew-Along starts today, yay! Today we’ll go over the Supply List, to make sure you’re covered, and to give you a chance to pick up or order any last-minute notions and trims. We’ll also start making our muslins! If you’ve stumbled upon this post by accident and want to get […]

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School’s Out!

And I’m free to lead Sew-Alongs, design sewing patterns, and build up the Sewtionary! Four weeks of daily seminars are finally done! It’s been an intense four weeks. We had the amazing opportunity to learn from professionals and past graduates of the Self-Employment Program, all of them successful business owners who came in to share […]

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Crescent Sew-Along #4: Ready, Set, Prepare!

Hi everyone! Thought I’d jump in with a Sew-Along update post. We’ll be starting the Sew-Along officially on Monday, beginning with our Crescent Skirt muslins. As promised, here are some helpful links on preparing to sew! Just joining us? Here are links to the previous Sew-Along posts: Crescent Sew-Along #1: Q&A and Schedule Crescent Sew-Along […]

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Spotted!

It finally happened – I was spotted by a reader this weekend! I was at Dressew, perusing the silk section, and a fellow shopper asked if I was me! The lovely Deborah recognized me from my blog, and we chatted briefly in the busy store. How cool is that? We didn’t talk long, but it […]

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Is Your Fabric Taxed?

Happy Monday, everyone! Today I have a question: are fabric purchases taxed where you live? I’m curious what the laws are in your state, province or country! Here in British Columbia, Canada, fabrics have a 12% sales tax. Ouch! Same with notions, patterns – basically everything you buy at the fabric store. Whatever you buy […]

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