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The Art of Relaxed Dressing

The Art of Relaxed Dressing

April 22, 2021

Spring Fashion Update 

Once again this update will be held on-line.   We will explore the Pantone clothing colour forecast for Spring and Summer and review the latest trends in clothing, access... 

T-Shirt Dress Reinvented!

T-Shirt Dress Reinvented!

April 22, 2021

Consider looking at your favorite T-shirt (dress) pattern in a new light. Learn how to change your pattern to come up with a new design. Modify the neckline, change the sleeves, or add an int...

Accessorizing - Update your wardrobe

Accessorizing - Update your wardrobe

April 22, 2021

Accessories are the easiest way to update your wardrobe. Add a new scarf, necklace or handbag in your best colours and style for a cost effectively way to extend your existing w...

 

Will this Fabric Work?

Will this Fabric Work?

April 22, 2021

Frequently I get asked, will this fabric work for this pattern? Will I be happy with the outcome? Fabric selection not only has an impact on the fin...


Bottoms Up! Stylish Knit Pants and Skirts

Bottoms Up! Stylish Knit Pants and Skirts

April 20, 2021

There are so many fabulous knits on the market that would make terrific pants or skirts. Learn some of the tips and tricks to fitting and sewing knit skir...

Personal Style Expression: Do you know yours?

Personal Style Expression: Do you know yours?

April 20, 2021

Have you ever purchased or made a garment that is high fashion only to find it just hangs in the closet?  It if just isn't "you" chances are it won't get w...


Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

April 20, 2021

It really does! Good pressing techniques during garment construction can mean the difference between looking home made and custom made. Learn about ...

Knits Can Stretch from Work to Play!

Knits Can Stretch from Work to Play!

April 18, 2021

Knits are all the rage and are wonderful to wear. They come in fabulous fibres with beautiful drape including rayon, viscose, bamboo, silk and even wool.&...


That Little Black Dress

That Little Black Dress

April 18, 2021

The LBD is a staple in every wardrobe but it really doesn't have to be black!   Consider alternatives like a sun dress or a great day dress for the office.     Once you have a great fitting pattern you can have do...
The Great Closet Cleanout

The Great Closet Cleanout

April 18, 2021

Do you enter your closet at your own risk? Is it an adventure each morning? Most woman wear only 10% of the items in their closet 90% of the time.&n...


Designer T-shirts and More

Designer T-shirts and More

April 16, 2021

DesignerT-shirts can be costly so why don't you be the designer instead? Learn what to look for when purchasing a pattern, common bodice alternations, and...

To Stabilize or Not to Stabilize?

To Stabilize or Not to Stabilize?

April 16, 2021

Now that is the question. You want to stabilize to provide support but not change the character of the fabric. There are so many types - fusible, se...



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