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The Least Popular Piece of Sewing Advice Ever

Readers, If someone asked you what advice sewers least like hearing, what would you say?  My answer would be, in the words of Kenneth King, author of Smart Fitting Solutions, “Make muslins, make muslins, make muslins!” Imagine:  A newly released pattern...

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. ...

What Works/What Doesn’t: The Anorak

Readers, Remember the anorak I finished a while back?  I’ve been wearing it on neighborhood walks for a few weeks. I modeled it recently in a photo shoot in Cynthia’s studio. And last week I brought it to a gathering of sewing friends. This anorak has been...