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Pants for Real People!

Today I finally picked up my skirt and pant patterns custom fitted for me by Sarah…

Added by Blondell on January 7, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Wild Ginger Pattern Making Software

I am a new user of Wild Ginger PatternMaster Boutique software. Boutique is the women's wear module of the software. So far I am working on a sloper, to perfect the fit. There are several additional modules that can be purchased, such as...

Celebrations - Women's Bridal and Formal Wear

Child's Play - Infants, Girls' and Boys' Wardrobe

Curves - Women's Bodywear and

Tailor Made - Men's… Continue

Added by Blondell on October 31, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Intro to Fashion Illustration - Class 3

Thursday was the 3rd session of Intro to Fashion Illustration. That Thursday, we would all get what we've been anxiously waiting sketch clothing. Our first assignment would be to sketch a green blouse. Our instructor, Allyn demonstrated sketching the blouse. We followed with our interpretation. The class was in awe. All our sketches were different in style, yet each could be easily identified as the green blouse. The instructor assured us… Continue

Added by Blondell on August 9, 2009 at 10:08pm — No Comments

A Preview of Baltimore Fashion Week

Added by Blondell on August 9, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

SWAP (Sewing with a Plan)

For those of you who aren't familiar with a SWAP. The first time I heard of this was in Australian Stitiches Magazine.


We have all had this problem at one time or another:nothing in our closet works together. All we seem to have is a lot of unrelated garments; if we were to pull everything out and put it into outfits, we might have two decent ones. Everything else is the wrong style or color or we just don't like it anymore. (We won't even… Continue

Added by Blondell on August 1, 2009 at 8:02pm — 6 Comments

Baltimore City Community College

I'm always trying to enhance my sewing skills to a professional skill level. To accomplish that I enrolled in the Fashion Design program at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). The school offers several Associate Degrees in Fashion. I have learned so much while attending.

So far I have completed classes in Fashion Illustration, Draping and Flat Pattern Design. The skills that I have learned have… Continue

Added by Blondell on July 19, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

Duct Tape Prom Dress Contest 2009

Check out the prom dresses these kids made from duct tape. Vote for your favorite. The top prize is a $3,000 scholarship. Wish they had this when I was a high school senior.

Vote here

Added by Blondell on June 30, 2009 at 10:46am — No Comments

A Dog Day Afternoon

My friend Jane and I organized a free charity sewing event on June 28th. Volunteers sewed dog harnesses for dogs rescued from puppy mills. The inhuman conditions that dogs live in at puppy mills was exposed on the

Oprah Show. Yesterday, 13 lovely ladies visited the

Sassy SEWer- A Sewing & Craft Lounge to sew for the puppies that… Continue

Added by Blondell on June 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

My Adventures for Prom Season 2009

This year I altered two and made two prom dresses this year. Some people may have heard me say how much I hate to sew for others. It's not that I'm being selfish. I'm just a little bit of a perfectionist and some people don't appreciate the art of sewing. Most people don't know how much work goes into making a custom made to fit garment. Furthermore, they don't want to pay. Well, this year's dresses were a pleasure to alter and make. All the girls were a pleasure to work with and looked… Continue

Added by Blondell on June 15, 2009 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

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