To me this picture doesn't seem like much. But when I take stock, I realize that each of these came with several videos I have produced and associated tutorials and periscope broadcast and live lessons taught to others via private sessions, social media linkups and various other formats. This here, I now realize is quite a sum of activity coming from my sewing room to share in so many ways and freely from my heart to help those who want to learn the art of sewing and fitting patterns. Funny thing is, the photo is only half of what I had to show over the last three months. Some I have even forgotten about and never even shared to social media. I barrel through so much and want to teach so much that my brain is always in mega overdrive! #teacherslife never ends. If you don't follow all my social media channels, you are really missing out!! Because I just don't have the time to post on every platform available and truly don't want to try to keep up with it all. I will just have to leave that to you.
Sewing for and working with ladies trying to get patterns and clothes to fit their body has reminded me of my own insecurities that were present in my early years. My studies have taught me that pattern companies and clothing manufactures must use standard measures based on norms they have found helpful as a basis for sizing sewing patterns and ready-to-wear clothing. These sizing standards of measurements, I think, however, can form insecurities in us that may contribute to our obsessions regarding our body and cause use to feel "we" are abnormal. While, in actuality, the sewing patterns in this case just don't "fit" us. When I was younger, I thought that as long as I was fitting into the size 10 pattern as it was drafted with no knowledge of FBA's, Sway back, prominent buttock adjustments and the like, then I was "normal" and of good weight and build, and therefore, acceptable. I fitted into the "CHART" used by the patter
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
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