Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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Zipper Insertion Options

I decided not to do a step by step zipper insertion on the trousers because I’ve done one already. Two in fact,Click here to view the full post »

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Bias Waistband Fun-ness

Behind the scenes of this sewalong, I’ve been trying to stay a few steps ahead. It was in this spirit that I putClick here to view the full post »

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Cutting the Lining

Lining trousers can greatly increase their longevity. Not to mention it feels utterly luxurious to have lined trousersClick here to view the full post »

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the Cutting of the Cloth

Sorry for this delay! Oh my! My internet was down over the weekend, the weather was crummy and pictures could not beClick here to view the full post »

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What do I do with a Muslin?

I have often wondered this. And to own the truth, I always just end up throwing them away. And then I when I come backClick here to view the full post »

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Fullness & Waistlines

So after all of this, you might still be having problems with your pant muslins. I know. It’s crazy! However IClick here to view the full post »

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Width Alterations for Pants

It’s been a rather wild weekend. Sorry to have kept away, but there was a birthday party for Mr. S that neededClick here to view the full post »

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the Knee & the Hem

Burda #127 is a Tall-sized pattern. If you are average, petite or just plain short, you know that by now. And you areClick here to view the full post »

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Discussing, at length, Crotch Length

Can I just say, I’ll be getting so many spam comments from talking about crotch this and that. I’m reallyClick here to view the full post »

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In which I finally talk about the word…..

Crotch. That’s it folks. Right there. It’s the crux of most pant problem. That ding dang darn crotch. AndClick here to view the full post »

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Most Common Pant Alterations

I’ll admit to you right now that I’ve learned most of my info on pant fitting from Pants for Real People.Click here to view the full post »

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Making a Straight Grain Waistband into a Bias Waistband

This is my quick and dirty way of turning a straight grain waistband into a bias waistband. Totally easy, peasy. WellClick here to view the full post »

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Contraption in Action – The Mini Max Singer Skirt Marker

I had mentioned that I waited 3 weeks to hem up my circle skirt. That was due to getting this little nifty vintageClick here to view the full post »

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Muslining My Boyfriend’s Jacket

Oh the things we do for….fitting! Right? Well after I graded up this delightful jacket, I had to at least makeClick here to view the full post »

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Making the Grade

My boyfriend jacket is a vintage 70′s pattern and came one size too small for me. I could make the case that IClick here to view the full post »

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For All You Fabric Addicts Out There

If you’re going to sew, you’re going to want to buy fabric. Fabric is my Magnificent Obsession, and if you&#Click here to view the full post »

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Fashion Photographer

I decided to write this post not only in honor of Self Stitched September, but also because I get several emails fromClick here to view the full post »

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Pencil Skirt Sewalong – Finishing Details & My Summer in Italy Skirt

Believe it or not, this skirt has given me fits. I’m finished with my pencil skirt and I’m sure you areClick here to view the full post »

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Pencil Skirt Sewalong – The Invisible Zipper Tutorial

I’m actually not the biggest fan of invisible zippers, but at the same time, I love the way they look. It’sClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Sewing a Vent Lining

Hey friends! Please note that as of 4/6/2012, this tutorial has been refashioned. The instructions and photos have allClick here to view the full post »

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How to: Create a Vent

Hey friends! Please note that as of 4/6/2012, this tutorial has been refashioned. The instructions and photos have allClick here to view the full post »

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Pencil Skirt Sewalong – the Fitting

So, here we go. Tackling a basic pencil skirt. All together now. These collective gatherings (that’s what I&#Click here to view the full post »

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My Adventure with Handmade Buttonholes

I’ve done handmade buttonholes before,  but not ever quite like I did on my Boysenberry Pastry Blouse. When I&#Click here to view the full post »

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Dollars in the Details

I love being able to take a pattern and do something creative with the details. Especially the details you don’tClick here to view the full post »