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2018: A Pants Odyssey

Readers, Almost five months after my first report about my pants pattern-fitting journey I’m back with an update. In my previous report I said that despite my concerted efforts to understand fitting principles and fit myself I needed in-person, expert help. ...

Cut From the Same Cloth

Readers, The summery striped linen I snatched up in 2014 at The World’s Largest Textile Garage Sale has been turned into not one, but two garments. I had long eyed this piece for a blouse for myself, using Vogue 8772, which I’ve now sewn half a dozen times...

Valancing Act

Readers, What did it take to go from this: To this: To this? Got a minute?  I’ll tell you. I’m a fabric person, so I wasn’t thrilled to conclude that the best window treatment for our kitchen was a blind. Not floor-length draperies (obviously), or...