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Style adaptations are a must when sewing for the disabled

Style adaptations are a must when sewing for the disabled

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If you sew for someone who is handicapped, design tips can make a huge difference

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And the Winner of Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo is...

And the Winner of Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo is...

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Find out if you are the lucky winner in our giveaway.

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From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!

From Botch Job to Beautiful in an Afternoon!

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Because I loved the fabric so much, I had to figure out how to turn this nightmare into something dreamy.

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Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

Finally! Project Runway is Ready to Roll

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Are you ready to watch? Lifetime announces Season 9 to premiere July 28

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Spacesuit--Fashioning Apollo

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Did you know the Apollo spacesuits were hand-sewn and contained 21 layers? You could win this fascinating book!

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Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

Installing the Front Band to the Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Here's the next installment in the continuing series, installing the front band to the fantasy fur jacket.

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Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest

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Create your favorite Jacket pattern into your favorite vest. Or, you just don't have enough fabric to make a jacket, create a great casual vest.

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Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

Sewing for Fashion--and Awards

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The American Sewing Guild Conference is just a few short months away (Aug. 18-21, 2011) in Los Angeles, but there’s still time to enter the ASG’s annual Fashion Show. Submit your application by July 30!

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Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

Magazine Giveaway: SewStylish Summer 2011

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You could win a copy of this magazine to inspire your summer sewing!

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Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

Leather Lacing for Fantasy Fur Jacket

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This is the process by which I determined the kind and placement of the lacing that holds the leather yoke to the fantasy fur.

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Pintuck a Ruffle

Pintuck a Ruffle

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A deep ruffle at the bottom of a skirt keeps the fullness away from the hips. Replace gathers with pintucks for a flounce that's less fussy.

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Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

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It's all in the details (well, not all of it), but an otherwise nicely-made garment can be spoiled by less-than-perfect finishing touches. Here's a guide to creating perfect fabric loops.

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The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets

Armani-inspired construction techniques can be applied to any jacket pattern you think worthy of a technical upgrade.

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American Sewing Guild Members Converge on L.A. in August

American Sewing Guild Members Converge on L.A. in August

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Don't miss the ASG's annual conference in August as it takes to the fashion capital of the West Coast: Los Angeles!

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What will you be sewing this summer?

What will you be sewing this summer?

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Share your sewing plans for the upcoming season.

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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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A Nice Little Suit

A Nice Little Suit

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A consignment shop find is full of wonderful touches, both inside and out.

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Simple Bust Enlargement

Simple Bust Enlargement

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Here is a quick and easy pattern alteration to get a bit more room for the bust and upper chest.

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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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The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

The Yoke Pattern for a Fantasy Fur Jacket

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Once the body of my jacket was constructed, I needed to finalize the pattern for the yoke, before cutting into the leather. Here's how I did it.

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