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The Misty Knit Top Sew-along 2021

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Misty Top Sew-Along: January 202 The Misty Top Sew-Along has begun:    an original pattern by Andrea of Sew-To-Fit by ADLynn  You can keep up with the SewAlong on my YouTube channel and by email here. The Email Newletter  will be your best updates for all the post included during any of my sewalongs and pattern updates.   Details: The sewing begins January 11- and runs through February 6th, 2021 Videos will be uploaded during the week and discussed on my Saturday YouTube Livestream , which airs at 6pm Saturdays. January 23, 2021 will be a Misty Top- "Sew & Chat" LIVE-Stream on YouTube at 6pm as per my regular "Sew-turday" Night Lives. Each Saturday will include some sewing and design tips as well.  Get your pattern  here :    Sew-To-Fit Misty Top Group fitting help will be during the Patron monthly Q&A on Wednesday, January 20th at 3pm CST (USA). (You are welcome to join Team SewToFit. What to Expect: In this sew-along, we will be... Reviewing the pattern pi

My Favorite Fitting Books -"24 Days of Pattern Fitting VLOGMAS"

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I have been LIVE-Streaming on my Youtube channel everyday for the 1st 24 days of December.  I call this series: "24 Days of Pattern Fitting #Vlogmas2020" Today is my Favorite Books . It has really been quite fun to engage with everyone who shows at such an early time in the mornings to participate.  I hope you have been taking a look at the videos to see what be cracking on the channel.  Today, I am discussing my favorite fitting books, and decided to use this post as a landing page for that list of books.  There are many that I will not have time to review on one video, yet I hope you will get the one idea, that every problem cannot be solved by one technique. There is no magic "fitting pill" for your body, your taste, nor your style.   I hope these videos will get you started on your way to a better understanding of patterns, which will in turn lead you to a better understanding of fit. This is my Amazon shop that has the complete list of my books for now that sh

A message to you..

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  Happy 😊 day and blessings in your language. This video message is for all of you!! I am so very appreciative of all the “why’s” you fill for me. I am thankful for all the support, the trust and the fun you bring to my world. Have a great day and tell somebody you love them!! Andrea. #thanksgiving2020

Sew-Along Part 2: Mini Wardrobe Series- Butterick 6600- Fitting the pattern, cutting and sewing a T-Shirt or Dress

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Happy Saturday Sew-Fitters, OMG, I am in love with this T-Shirt. My plans really were only to make this pattern for the sewAlong , since I normally use my own sloper/block to create my t-shirts and such. But every pattern has a little something, something to make you feel special. I guess there is always a treat. This pattern, has that oversized 1" v-neck collar band. A little tricky to get right at first, but once you master that front v-neck, you will be happy you took the time to work it out. I used a double top-stitch, on the cover stitch machine and I even managed to turn the corner. I'm still working on that clean finish technique. It's almost like using a double needle to top-stitch, which was a feat in itself. Not all perfect, but remember, I'll never reach my perfection, it's too flawed in and of itself. So in this case, I'll accept the beautiful outcome of my best efforts. Who said I was a master of all....? The pattern called for a minimu

Sew-Along Part 1- 4-B and Mini Wardrobe Series- Butterick 6600

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Welcome back everyone, Today is the beginning of a new Sew-Along, aka Sew-To-FitAlong I'm hosting on my youtube channel.  All the videos will be posted there and this blog post will serve as a "landing page" of sorts for all the links, notions and fabric information and all the required additional tips as I see a need to add during the process.   The Fit-Along Series is broken down into five parts which will be posted to my youtube channel each Thursday.  All the videos will be in one playlist so you can access each part when you are ready.  Each week's video will be made public on the dates listed below: Part 1 - Introduction , fabric, notions, sewing plans, what to expect  Part 2 - T-shirt and dress View B & C (Fit/cut/sew)   (Blog Post) Part 3 - Pants (View E) (Fit/Cut/Sew)  (Video) Part 4a - Jumpsuit Pattern Fitting and Redesign (View D) (Fit, Redesign & Cut) Part 4b- Jumpsuit Sewing/Fitting and Finishing Part 5 - Jacket (View A) (Fit/Cut/Sew) TBA I will,

Project Chronicles: Butterick 6680- My everyday Dress look....

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Good afternoon Sew-Fitters, I'm happy to finally share this look with you.  By finally, I mean, sit down and type this post.  As it seems, for some reason, I am more inclined lately to share on my blog.  I feel warm and fuzzy on my blog, with less of the need to keep to a few finely curated words, #hashtag-s or sentences. Here, I can just type uninhibited by limitations.  That sorta breaks the flow.  Do you feel that way sometimes?  Moving on....  This look is one I sewed as part of my wardrobe plans from more than a year ago.  Having a nice guiding principle, my own taste, is a good way to determine what to make, and know that whatever it is, will fit my lifestyle.   I prefer the Boho and Urban chic look.  A little sporty with a whole lot of sassy.  I suppose we all are continually improving our wardrobes for the lifestyle we live.  However, for me at this time, I love wearing dresses or sporty looks, even if it is with a pair of white chucks or flats.  My secret sauce is a good c

Sewing Room Tour and Organization and Video Production Studio

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Welcome to the blog everyone, thanks for reading.   Today is finally the day I am not embarrassed to share my Sewing room tour and video production setup on my channel.  I don't know how many of you have been following my process, but it has been a long ride to get to this point.  To save you the boredom, here is the playlist to all the work that has gone into the process.  These would include: Replacing the carpet for one, Sorting and organizing the books Determining just how much fabric I have acquired (more organization is still needed) Making it easier to LIVE-Stream on youtube, and film youtube videos without tripping over wires and having bad crappy visuals. Creating a welcoming space for students and customers. Creating a photo area so I can get those pictures to social media...I have way too much to do, then to be "chasing" the sun for outdoor pictures.  I need to move on to the next project and still take care of my house. and....a myriad of other changes I'