Friday Giveaway! Hand Embroidered Haven

Hope you are having a fantastic Friday.

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Today we have a giveaway mentioned in the August/September issue of Sew News.

This fun book, Hand Embroidered Haven is filled with fun and easy projects that take no time in completing.

To enter the giveaway just let us know what types of easy sewing or embroidery projects you like to do.

One winner will be announced next week!

Jill

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Learn To Fit Pants & Expand Your Well Made Wardrobe

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Ill fitting pants got you down?

Sewing pants that fit is a struggle that countless sewists encounter. Many simply don’t even sew pants because of the fit issues and being unsure how to fit pants properly. If you’re one of the many don’t feel bad, help is on the way!  Perfecting The Art Of Pants Fitting can solve many of the common fit issues that arise when sewing pants. The most common pant fitting issues are:

  • Flat or protruding seat
  • Too tight or too loose fit in the waist
  • Crotch depth and length
  • Full or thin hip and thigh area

Fitting pants well is a skill that requires more than just accurate measurements, all though these are key for success. Fitting pants requires time and patience plus a good understanding of your body type.  Additionally, knowing the correct order to make alterations and how to fine tune fit are essential. Once you learn how to fit pants to your shape it will open up an entire new level of sewing. Learning to sew a well fitting pair of pants is truly a great achievement for the home seamstress and sewist.

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Learn how to fit pants like a pro!

 In this course learn:

  • The evolution of pants
  • Body Analysis: What type/shape body are you
  • How to take accurate measurements
  • Understanding of crotch depth and length
  • How certain body types and shapes affect fit
  • Making a muslin to refine fit
  • Reading wrinkles to assess and resolve fit issues
  • Look to RTW for valuable fit information
  • The most common pant alterations types and how to fix
  • Order of alterations and how to do multiple alterations
  • How to recreate style features from RTW pants
  • Pant construction tips and tricks
  • Step-by-step instructions for pant fitting
  • Materials and supplies needed

Instructor

Victoria Baylor is self-employed and is a proud owner of a custom apparel and alteration business where she specializes in everything from making wedding gowns and kids clothes to menswear and costumes. She has had the privilege of being mentored by a Master Tailor and professional draper in which both have 70+ years of experience combined. She is also the author of the blog Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing (tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com) where she chronicles her journey to sewing mastery. She is working on a fashion line and other endeavors and her greatest joy is to help and encourage other sewers to discover their talent!

Take the plunge and learn to sew and fit pants accurately for your body and shape.

 

 

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Now’s Your Chance To Learn To Copy RTW Garments For Yourself!

Copying Patterns From Ready To Wear

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You know your favorite dress in your closet that you wish you had in 5 other colors or fabric? Or that skirt that fits you so perfectly, you’d love to replicate? If you have existing garments that you LOVE, and you want to learn how to create a pattern from a garment in your closet, this course is for you!

This five-week online course, you’ll learn three different ways for creating a pattern from an existing article of clothing. This course will cover how to create a pattern that you can use over and over again to recreate your favorite ready-to-wear pieces. You’ll see the copying techniques on a skirt, a dress, and a shirt. You will learn how to translate these techniques to many types of garments, you’ll also learn different paper options to use for your finished patterns.

This course will show you the basic construction steps for sewing a skirt, a dress, and a shirt. that way, once you’ve made your replica patterns, you can be on your way to easily sewing the pieces out of new fabric!

What You’ll Learn

  •  how to create a pattern from an existing garment in order to recreate your favorite pieces over and over
  • how to create a replica pattern by three different methods: Taking your garment apart, tracing your garment’s separate pieces, and drafting replica pieces
  •  proper tools for each technique
  •  which garments are most suitable for each technique
  •  three different material options for the final pattern
  •  tips for choosing the right fabric for a replica garment
  • tips for sewing a copycat garment
  •  basic construction steps for the three sample garment types: a dress, a shirt, and a skirt

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in recreating an existing garment
  • Intermediate sewers familiar with using indie and commercial sewing patterns
  • Beginner pattern-makers who want to learn how to copy/replicate techniques
  • Anyone who’s tried copying a garment and who wants to learn a better method

Price – 49.99

Time Commitment –

Course runs August 8 – September 12, 2015

  • Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Videos, quizzes and interactive content designed for a proven learning experience
  • Take your courses at your own time and pace and have access to materials for an additional 30 days after the course ends.

Course Outline

  • Welcome!

    • we are happy you are here!
  • Medthos of Copying your Clothes

    • Overview
  • Copycat method 1: Take your garment apart

    • Method 1
    • Assignment
  • Copycat method 2: Trace your garment’s separate pieces

    • Method 2
    • Assignment
  • Copycat method 3: Draft replica pattern pieces

    • Method 3
    • Assignment
  • Sewing your copycat garment

    • Time to Sew!
    • Assignment

    Do you self a favor and learn to copy RTW!
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Dixie DIY Shorts! -Finishing Details

By now, I’m sure you’ve realized that not only are the Dixie DIY Movies In The Park Shorts a super cute pattern, they’re a lot of fun to make as well!

If you are finishing up your shorts, we thought that you might enjoy a post on finishing details.

The waistband yoke is interfaced and of course there are 2 layers of fabric, so sewing in a buttonhole is not an issue. The lower portion of the shorts is just 1 single layer of fabric, so we need to add a layer of interfacing in order for our buttonholes to have some body. I like to use a woven cotton fusible interfacing for projects like this. Simply cut a strip of interfacing approximately 2″ wide and a little longer than the pocket opening. Look closely at the picture below and you’ll see that I rounded off 1 edge of the facing. This is not necessary, but it does make for a smoother finish. I also like to push the edge of the interfacing under the facing and tuck it under the edge of my bias edge. Once this is done, simply press in place. If your fabric is rather lightweight, you may want to add a second layer of interfacing.

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Now to decide button placement. There will be 1 button in the center of the waistband yoke. Since I am only attaching 3 buttons on either side, I want to evenly space my buttons inside the pocket area.

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The typical rule of thumb for where the button hole should be placed is 1/2 the size of the button plus 1/2″. So if you are using a 1″ button, half the size of the button is 1/2″. Add 1/2″ and the buttonhole should be 1″ away from the edge of the garment. This rule worked out well for the placement of my buttonholes. The bias edge is approximately 1/2″. So I measured over a little less than 1/2″ from the edge of my bias strip and marked this as the beginning of my button hole. My buttons are 7/8″ wide, so I measured over 7/8″ from my first pin and then placed the second pin. This will be the length of my buttonholes. The center pin marks the center of the buttonhole. Note that I elected to sew my buttonholes in horizontally rather than vertically. The reason for this is that when I sit, if the buttonholes were sewn in vertically, they may pull open and the button could pop out.

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Just as an example, I placed the shank of the button on the end pin. You can see that the button will look nice along the edge of the shorts and not look too close to the edge.

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But had I moved the edge of the buttonhole over a little farther, then it would look as though it is too close to the edge.

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Once the buttonholes have been sewn in, try on the shorts and pin them together to determine the placement of the buttons as well as where the edge stitching should be in order to hold the shorts together. I started my edge stitching at the top edge of the pocket opening.

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 And finished it where the back and the front meet at the lower leg.

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I found that my waistband yoke would move around a bit and I found that to be a little annoying.

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The issue is easily fixed by sewing in a few snaps. As you can see, 2 sets of snaps were sewn to the top edge of the waistband yoke.

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The top of the waistband yoke is securely held in place. All that’s left to do is slip my shorts on and enjoy wearing them, Now to find a movie in the park!!!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed making your shorts.

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Thanks so much for sewing along with me.

Rhonda Buss

www.sewbussted.com

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Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104- A Review

For the past three weeks I have been telling you how I go about starting a new project. First with a fitting muslin and then by refining the fit and then the actual dress!

Here it is, Simplicity 1104 in review.

simplicity 1104 lead 753x1024 Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104  A ReviewIn my fitting I decided to do a narrow chest adjustment, it’s a common adjustment that I do, but on seeing the final dress in photo form I see I could have narrowed the strap area even further. If you read the other posts on this you’ll see big wrinkles that tell me there is a fit issue. Next time I’ll take out even more.

The pattern calls to only line the bodice but I lined the entire dress with a pale yellow China silk. And, boy does it feel wonderful. Full Disclosure: I haven’t hemmed it yet.

 

Main fabric used is a linen from a couple of seasons ago, purchased at JoAnn’s.

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The pleats can be a bit fiddly so I pinned them down and then pressed them. I wanted the look like the pattern envelope, but it needs a bit more fiddling to get it or possibly different fabric. I was pressing this in 90° heat so this is as good as it gets for now

The instructions were no problem and straight forward.

I love this dress and this type of silhouette is a first for me, but I gotta say I love the full skirt and the narrow bodice. (see the lines up by the bodice, still a bit big tho)

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Twirl Factor: 8

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If you make this dress use the #simplicity1104 on Instagram or Facebook and I’ll check them out!

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Reading Wrinkles To Determine Fit – Simplicity 1104 Continues

Good morning!

I am still working on Simplicity 1104. I have made up my muslin and wanted to show you how I look at the wrinkles and determine where I need to address fit issues.

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I am on my way to making this gem. You can read from the beginning here.

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close up 1104 Reading Wrinkles To Determine Fit   Simplicity 1104 ContinuesAnd, here is the back. I should have ironed the muslin, but you can still see the wrinkles that call out to a fit issue rather than a “I forgot to iron” issue.

back side wrinkles  Reading Wrinkles To Determine Fit   Simplicity 1104 ContinuesI cut out a size 8 and if I cut out a size 6 I would have had to do more alterations because the bust would have been too small as would the waist, hips etc. But, what these wrinkles are telling me is that I need to do a narrow chest adjustment and a back adjustment as well. The shoulders are a little long too. These are common alterations for me. My upper torso is more like a petite sizing but my bottom portions are more “regular” sized (Pear!).

My favorite fit book of the moment is Joi Mahon’s Create The Perfect Fit. One of her tips  is to try contouring the body in place of fitting if possible. Contouring the body is a way to camouflage “unevenness in the body by padding areas that do not match on the other side”. Narrow shoulders can be broaden with shoulder pads, small busts can be made bigger with padded bras and so on.

Even with a narrow chest some padding can be used (especially in jackets) to fill out that area. However, in the case of this pattern the best solution is an actual adjustment to the paper pattern. Now, on to the alterations!

What are  your fit issues? Do you alter the pattern or have you tried contouring your body to fit the pattern? Do you know your body type?

Let me know!

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Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

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Every year I think of all the things I want to sew for my friends and family and give as gifts. Then December comes around and I look at all the things I have zero time to sew for family and friends. This year will be different! Let’s get ahead of this and start planning now.

Plus, you can enjoy savings on shopsewitall.com just for trying to get ahead this time!

Here are a few things that I really want to make as gifts for this holiday season.

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Pincushions Pincushions Pincushions – So adorable and so easy! (You can search our Pinterest page for some easy and adorable inspiration. red pin cushion Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping))

Plus, here’s a few I’ve made. Talk about fast and easy sewing gifts, pin cushions are it. Oh, and these I made for myself. I couldn’t part with them. That red one on the left was from fabric I found here in the office. Clever uh?!

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PillowsPillows are great for a new home owner or apartment dweller. Great coming from mom who’s favorite daughter ( I was always mom’s favorite) or son who has moved out of state and needs a warm soft pillow to hug. We have an endless supply of pillow patterns and projects. under the sea 300 Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)Some are for free and also new kits like the Under Sea Pillow Kit  has received an incredible response and you get it all in the kit, fabric, supplies and instructions.

Pillow cases – I have a friend who every year makes pillow cases. She purchases the fabric in fun prints of cotton or for a luxe version satin. French seam the inside for a nice touch. I have some fabric that would be perfect for this, plus it will go nicely with my bedspread. Here’s a free pillow case tutorial to get you started.

Scarves – I buy a little bit of extra fabric and use the extra to make scarves (usually for myself). Right now in my pile of sewing projects I have a chiffon with pretty pink birds on it,  a cashmere wool abstract print and a chartreuse silk all ready to be sewn up for scarves. They’re all cut out in various sized rectangles. All I need to do is some hand sewing etc and they are done. So freaking easy. I could give these out as gifts but I think I’ll keep them for myself. Ya I need more scarves.scarcvesr Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)

Table linens – Good grief, who does not need a beautiful table runner and/or a matching napkin/place mat set? I do, for sure. So here’s a few you can make  for me, or you know, whoever (Whomever? Whatever).  These projects are little bit more time consuming, especially the table runner. But, napkins? Come on, just square up some linen or cotton fabric, finish the edges, boom you’re done.

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  Accessories - Ties require less than a yard of fabric. How cute would it be to make a tie for the man or woman (I wear ties!) in your life.
SIAB1427cropped Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)And, really a list of sewn accessories could be a blog post itself. There is an endless list of easy sew accessories you can make. Check out our Pinterest boards for more ideas.

Tote Bags

Love this bag. It is so roomy and can be used for a variety of things; knitting, grocery shopping, school, baby, make it for me etc..

SisBoom PatternCover2 Christmas In July! Give Me Your Best Ideas for Sewing and Giving (or keeping)A tote bag like this is great for larger needs. Cute as a gym bag but more so as a weekend type bag. There are hundreds of easy tote bags tutorials, kits and patterns you can choose from. Bags are fairly easy to make too.

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And, on and on I could go. I think these are some of my favorites though.

What do you think is the best sewing gifts to make? Are you going to make any this year? And, when do you get started? Let me know in the comments section below.

Plus, we’ve got a sale going on today just for folks who want to get busy making gifts for holiday gift giving. Be sure to check it out at shopsewitall.com and use code TAKE5, TAKE10, or  TAKE20. See store for details.

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How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made Monday

For people new to sewing, you might be wondering how you should start a garment sewing project. Everyone, as they become more experienced have their favorite ways of doing things. This is generally how I start a new project, with a pattern I’m unfamiliar with and/or possibly using a difficult or new fabric.

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First, I carry the pattern around in my purse or tote bag for about a week ( I kid you not). I read the directions while out to dinner, look at the measurements as if they might change, fantasize about how great this is going to look and think about fabric.

When I get a moment I get all my supplies together and spread them out on the dining room table (sorry, can’t make dinner tonight!). For this pattern since I’ve never sewn it up I am making a muslin. My supplies are dressmaker rulers, marking pens in various colors, muslin, scissors, pins.

IMG 3673 How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made MondayI love making muslins because I can do it fast, I can write on the fabric and I don’t have to be overly gentle with the fabric. A muslin is only for fitting purposes and to make sure I’ve cut out the right size and to see what fit issues I have.

When you look at the pattern be sure to look at the Finished Garment section. Most patterns will have this info, some don’t.

IMG 3674 How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made MondayI am cutting out a size 8 because I have a 31 1/2″ upper bust measurement. Finished, the muslin should fit when I wear my foundation garments (bras). Now, I haven’t decided if I am making the dress or the top, so I might ask you all again on Facebook. If I make the dress I will need to adjust, since I am not a size 8 on the hip portion. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

Here is a photo of the muslin, very quickly worked up. The darts aren’t perfect, it’s wrinkled and so on. But, that’s okay. I also know plenty of women whose muslin’s are BEAUTIFUL. As long as you get accurate fit.

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I also always use a contrasting thread color so I can unpick/rip out easily. I use basting stitches along the side seams.

 How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made MondayWhen making a muslin you generally don’t need to put together the facings, install zippers, buttons etc. Just really the foundation of the garment. Sometimes I will only do one sleeve, it depends. Making a muslin is like a dress rehearsal and it is where you iron out any and all major fit issues or construction problems before using your fashion fabric.

However, what I  find to be most important when making a muslin is to make the muslin in a similar fabric as the fashion fabric. My fashion fabric for this project will be either a linen or a double gauze so the muslin fabric is a fairly decent weight and fiber and drape comparison.

Next, I would will show you what the muslin looks like when it is on my body. And, play “What Do Those Wrinkles Mean”

Until next time!

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Dixie DIY Shorts Week 3 – Binding & Facings

Thanks for joining in the Dixie DIY shorts sew along. This sew along went fast, and we hope you enjoyed making the shorts. I would really like to see these made up in a light weight wool for fall. Currently, we are experiencing a bit of technical issues with the e-pattern. When it is ready to go I’ll will let everyone know on Facebook, until then you can purchase the pattern on Dixie’s site here.

I’ll let Rhonda take it from here so you can get those shorts made in time for summer fun.

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“The details are not the details, they are what make the design.”

Charles Eames ~

The details that we so painstakingly add to our garments can make or break a great garment. More often than not, it’s the execution of the detail that will make or break the overall look of the garment.

Just a quick note on the waistband yoke before we move on to binding our shorts. In the video, I talked about turning under the edge of the waistband yoke facing and hand stitching it in place. There is a quicker method. Take a look at the picture below and you will see that I sergered the lower edge of my facing.

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I pressed the facing. I then turned the garment to the front side, pinned the facing in place and then stitched in the ditch. This will give a clean finish to your waistband yoke and eliminate the need to hand stitch the facing down. It will also eliminate some bulk in the seam.

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Binding a garment can seem a little tricky, but it’s really about just taking your time.

Begin by cutting a 2″ wide strip of bias binding. Be sure that the strip is cut on the bias. If it is on the straight or crosswise grain, it will not move around the curve of the leg.

Sew the binding the the edge of the shorts with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Be  careful to not stretch the binding strip as you sew around the leg of the shorts.

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 Once sewn, press the binding away from the short. Be sure that the pressed edge is nice and crisp.

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Be sure to leave a little extra at the top edge of the short in order to turn under the raw edge.

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 On the back side, fold the binding over to meet the raw edge and press in place.

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Once pressed, fold the binding over so that it covers the seam. On the front side, pin the binding in place just along the seam edge. Be sure to turn under the raw edge at the waist.

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 Check the back side to make sure that the pins are holding the binding edge in place.

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 Stitch the binding in place by sewing in the ditch that is between the short and the binding.

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 Success!!! The binding looks as pretty on the back as it does on the front.

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 The binding is in place.

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Before sewing the legs together, we need to add the buttonholes which we will do in our final post.

Good luck with your binding. Remember, it’s all about just taking your time.

Rhonda Buss

www.sewbussted.com

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Welcome fall with the August/September issue of Sew News!

I’m always sad to see summer go, but early fall and the start of school is one of my favorite times of year. I have always loved – and probably always will – new school supplies. It’s in my genetic make-up as an editor. And as a sewist: I love looking through the new patterns that are coming out for fall…and planning my fabric purchases accordingly. And I’m so inspired by the collection of projects in this issue of Sew News.

SN1509Cover Totes 500px 221x300 Welcome fall with the August/September issue of Sew News!First, the cover: a trio of travel-ready bags in luscious fabrics! If you haven’t joined our Sew-Along yet, do it this month. Grab the pattern and sew this set with us. There’s a great big duffle for overnights, a boxy bag for toiletries and little zipped pouch for odds and ends. I love it! Sew Along starts September 08, 2015.

Also inside, a sweet stamped tunic, customized with carved stamps placed strategically on the fabric. I’ve got several tunics on my fall to-sew list and this technique is a must-try.

And the good stuff continues. Make an elegant clutch with an over-sized bow, a cozy custom sweatshirt for cooler evenings, a tweed skirt that is back-to-school perfect and so much more. Plus some great techniques like working with drapey fabrics and pant fitting FAQs answered.

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