In Fitting Fashion

  • A New Take on the Full Bust Adjustment

    I've made a video for you!  I demonstrate two possibly new to you ways of making a full bust adjustment without adding waist girth.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

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  • Fit! Fit! Fit! The Great Frustration

    Do you remember a time when you could take any sewing pattern right out of the envelope and it would fit? I do! It was glorious! No measuring, no adjustments…not a thing to do but cut and sew… …or… perhaps I didn’t really know any better. Maybe I wasn’t as fussy, maybe the styles of the time were more forgiving, maybe my 8 years as a fit technician make me see things a lot differently now. Whatever the case, those times have disappeared. I am fussy about fit. Weird pulls, pooling fabric and draglines make me crazy! Even when I...

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  • Get Creative: Our 2016 Workshops


    We've got more workshops and classes planned for 2016!  If you make Vancouver Island your home I would love to have you join me in Victoria BC for these great pattern making or garment construction courses.  Not into group classes?  A one to one session might be the perfect thing for you!  We've got two new private workshops available and a special offer for new private clients!
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  • French Binding Tutorial

    French binding is a versatile bias binding technique that is used to enclose the raw edges of light weight and sheer fabrics.  The finish is quite beautiful around necklines and armholes when neatly and meticulously done in either matching or contrast colours or fabrics.

    The recently released Chelsea blouse neckline is finished using this technique so I wanted to pass along some tips and techniques for achieving a really beautiful ready to wear finish using this pattern.

     

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  • Chelsea: Modern and Versatile

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