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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This is what the muslin is for!

Really interesting responses to yesterday’s post about muslins! A couple of you made excellent points about time. If you hardly get time to sew, who wants to spend it making test garments? Although, some of you put it differently – if you only have so much time to spend, you’d rather spend it knowing the […]

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Heather’s Beautiful Dresses

Here’s a story about how amazing the internet can be. It started with a simple question, and ends with me receiving these absolutely gorgeous 1950’s dress patterns! First, the patterns: Three beautiful 1950’s dresses! From left to right, Simplicity 1795, Simplicity 3965, Vogue 9114. The first dress on the left has the most fabulous dramatic […]

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