On this, the first day of September, I was inspired to sew and sew and sew. While working on a client’s custom garment, I discovered some fabric that would be perfect for my curvy young friend.
Too small, too big, and just right…
I firmly believe that one should know when it is time to stop pursuing an idea, trash it all and start over from another direction. If you like the “outside the box” metaphor, then I envision holding a lit match to the box and setting sail in another direction. I’ve been struggling through several garments…… Continue reading Change of Course on Fitting
(raises hand) I, Aleeah, do solemnly swear from this day forward to never sew a garment for myself by following the pattern exactly. I do further swear that I will not cut exactly on the printed pattern lines or stitch on the printed seamlines until I have made every attempt to fit and adjust said…… Continue reading Killer Bees Vest
Does the quote “every man who is his own lawyer, has a fool for a client” apply to sewing garments for yourself? Does any one that sews to fit themselves have a nitwit for a client? Maybe not all, but maybe those that have difficult body shapes to fit? I’m beginning to feel like a…… Continue reading Fitting Frustration
I grew up near a farm as a tomboy so boots and western clothing were the norm. As I’ve grown older, I’ve never lost the love for either. A recent stint of line-dancing re-ignited my passion for a well-fitting pair of boots and an ornately decorated yoked western shirt. After reading a blogpost in which…… Continue reading Pearl Snaps and a Pivot FBA