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You Asked For It – Skirt Plackets

There’s no one right way to make a skirt placket, but there are things we can look for when we decide if a method will work for us. ┬áThe first thing seamstresses look for when we check out a skirt … Continue reading

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You Asked For It – Boning

  My youngest son was getting ready to go to kindergarten, and I knew when he entered first grade, I was going to attempt to return to work full time. To get me and the family accustomed to my going … Continue reading

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You Asked For It – Cutting Out a Pattern

Learning to cut out your pattern is where it all begins. Good fabric is expensive, and it’s important┬áto know how to cut it to minimize how much you use. But it’s also important to cut it so the very best … Continue reading

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You Asked For It – Interfacing

We all ooh and aah when someone posts a photo of her fabric stash. What does your interfacing stash look like? Do you use your coupons to buy it by the bolt? Do you just buy what your pattern calls … Continue reading

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Basic Hems (Part Five) Hemming by Hand

Hemming by Hand The Classic Hemstitch I said in the introduction to hemming that my mom could hem by hand like a little French nun. Her stitches were tiny and barely visible on the outside of a garment. Inside all … Continue reading

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Taking It Up a Notch

  Update – This blog has taken off beyond my expectation so I’ve bought my own domain name. The old links still work, but if you’ve bookmarked the site and would like to update the blog address, it’s http://www.takingitupanotchsewing.com . … Continue reading

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