Archive | April, 2011

Crescent Sew-Along #6: Making the Muslin, Part 1

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I’m back with another Sew-Along post. If you’ve cut your muslin, and machine-stitched your seamlines, you’re all caught up! Today we’re going to take those muslin pieces and get them closer to something we can try on. Isn’t that a great moment in the sewing process, the point at which […]

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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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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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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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