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Featured Blog Posts – May 2013 Archive (5)

Burda Gown - 11/2009 #105

Something Blue (Not that photo!)



This post is about five weeks overdue. I made Burda Evening Gown 105 form the November 2009 Issue.  Below is the magazine photos along with some photos of  Ashley's (My friend that trusted me so much to make this). It's one of the best dress I've sewn and it was not for me :)…

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Added by Renata on May 31, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

SEWING MACHINES: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING AS A NOVICE SEWER

Looking to start sewing? These tips will help you buy the right machine for your new hobby.

Is learning to sew one on your short list of skills to achieve? Looking to be a little more crafty and resourceful? Here’s some information you should have before purchasing a sewing machine.

 

A beginner should always keep their sewing machine simple. Beginners need straight-forward…

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Added by Susan on May 30, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

The Little Black Dress







I just love the simplicity of this little dress.


 


I used McCalls pattern #4450.…
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Added by Shannon on May 11, 2013 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Burda Peplum Top 08/2012 #113

The Peplum Top

 I love Burda patterns, as always their instructions can do with a little help. Nonetheless I'm a fan and this was/is my first peplum. Wow - fun and fantastic piece. Definitely a hit with me :). Below is my short and sweet review!

 

Image: Kelly Whitman of …

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Added by Renata on May 2, 2013 at 9:28pm — 5 Comments

Free Online Sewing Classes!!!

Spent the afternoon yesterday watching some videos I think are good for both the beginner and more advanced. I'm self taught & this gave me some insight as to a few disciplines while sewing which I hope will help in the future.  They are from  West Valley College youtube site, have several video classes for basic construction, fashion design, patternmaking, etc...classes that they offer.

Best of all....it's FREE to watch.  

Hope they help you as much as they have…

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Added by Lisa Bordenave on May 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

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