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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Underwear Fashion in Detail

BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

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You could win this fabulous book by leaving simply a comment.

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Custom Pants Pattern Workshops at Your Request

Custom Pants Pattern Workshops at Your Request

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Tailoring expert Joyce Murphy creates custom pants patterns for small groups of sewers around the country, traveling where she’s needed on request.

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How to Fit a Muslin

How to Fit a Muslin

This technique will make sure your seams and curves are positioned correctly.

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Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

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You could win this must-have sewing encyclopedia by simply leaving a comment.

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Create a Swirled Bias Sleeve

Create a Swirled Bias Sleeve

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Here's how to piece and twist a bias sleeve

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Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit

Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit

Keep a visual record of fittings to serve as a reference.

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A Forgiving Bias-Cut Sleeve

A Forgiving Bias-Cut Sleeve

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In an online extra, Denise Severson shares a technique to make a pieced and bias-cut sleeve.

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Make Yourself a Fitting Companion

Make Yourself a Fitting Companion

You can make a very serviceable dress form from inexpensive and easy-to-find materials.

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How to Drape for a Plus-Size Garment

How to Drape for a Plus-Size Garment

When your measurements go off the charts, draping gives you design freedom.

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How to Drape a Fitted Bodice

How to Drape a Fitted Bodice

Here is a method for fitting the top half of the female body that is so simple and intuitive it is perfect for beginners.

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Padding a Dress Form

Padding a Dress Form

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Use fusible interfacing and cotton batting reshape a form to match your figure.

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Custom-Grade a Pattern

Custom-Grade a Pattern

Use 13 key points to prepare a pants pattern.

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Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat

Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat

Here is a foolproof method for making pattern adjustments for pant fitting.

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How to Fit a Bust

How to Fit a Bust

Evening gowns, prom dresses, wedding gowns, sundresses, and halter-tops all require specialized bust support.

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How to find the correct sleeve length

How to find the correct sleeve length

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Find the correct sleeve length with a drop or extended shoulder in a blouse or jacket, with or without a cuff.

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Princess seams, and other treacherous curves!

Princess seams, and other treacherous curves!

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There seems to be some confusion about sewing an inside seam to an outside seam, without puckering one side or the other. I'm posting this, to help all of those people I've talked to, who have this question.

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Moulage class, a shameless plug, for those who are interested...

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I've had people ask when I was next giving a bodice moulage (French method) class in Manhattan. I have dates!

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Cut-on Gusset

Cut-on Gusset

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This technique from the classic Norfolk jacket provides incredible mobility for your arms while allowing for a closely fitting bodice

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Moving Flare in a Skirt

Moving Flare in a Skirt

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Understanding how fullness is added and arranged in a flare skirt, can give you an understanding of how fitting principles work.

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No Ruler, No Problem

No Ruler, No Problem

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An old toy saved the day when I tried to alter a pattern without my sewing tools.

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