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Sew All The Things! Free Garment Planning Worksheet

Sew All The Things! Free Garment Planning Worksheet

The leaves are officially starting to turn in the states, and we are passing the hustle and bustle summer energy of wanting to sew everything and simply not having enough time! I noticed that I usually plan to sew summer clothes in early spring but can never get the motivation to get started (or finish) projects. As Fall approaches, the weather turns, and we are more intentional with our wardrobe. We start planning more preparing for Winter. As creatures with circadian rhythms, we need more rest, and our pace starts to slow down. For me, in Winter, I am pretty much hibernating and...

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How I Switched to a Zero Waste Shave Routine, and Why I Recommend It.

How I Switched to a Zero Waste Shave Routine, and Why I Recommend It.

Shaving is something I have always had a love and loathing relationship with. As women, hair removal is a billion-dollar industry that has been long driven by men's preferences. The pressure to shave can feel immense. I started shaving around 14 or so, and recall using disposable head razors, then switching to waxing when I could afford it (which was rare as I was busy or broke all the time). Luckily, I grew up with a myriad of women who did not shave their legs or underarms, and hair was normalized. When traveling for out of town gigs, I would sometimes buy...

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One Simple Tip: Underarm Darts

ENGLISH I was having a discussion with my mom the other day about good fitting vintage garments. The main difference was small details, that helped you have a stellar fit. One thing that came up for us was underarm darts.  On vintage garments, there are many details that seem so minor some might even say they are insignificant. If you are like me and have deviated from pattern recommendations only to realize they had a purpose, you understand the importance of step order and garment construction. For your Farmer's Market Dress, I recommend you consider adding one or two small...

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Tips for Success: Sewing the Farmers Market Dress

Tips for Success: Sewing the Farmers Market Dress

  Wondering the best way to have success with a more challenging project? Read below for some tips to help you succeed! ENGLISH 1. Make a toile! Every time I have omitted this step I have regretted it. Making a toile (in the US a muslin) will help you troubleshoot issues in advance. Since everyone has a different shaped back, you should make a toile of the top (without the ruffle), and attach it to the skirt muslin For a skirt muslin, I make this as long as it needs to be to meet the top of my hip. The...

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How To End DM Conversations in Instagram

One thing I have noticed is that no one seems to know when or how to end a DM conversation. It just drags on with a back and forth of hearts and the same comment being repeated over and over in different ways.
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