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Keepin’ it Green with Pattern Printing

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I live in a small space with a lot of stuff (ahem, my fabric stash for one). As I’ve developed the Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns I have put more thought into the value of the items I own. A lot of things were super cheap mass produced crap. Yeah, it’s budget-friendly, but what about earth-friendly? I give a lot more thought to what I consume and my need for … Read More →

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Some Thoughts on Pants

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I’ve made a lot of pants patterns over the years.  Truth be told, pants patterns are no fun. I mean, I don’t have to tell you this. Afterall, I read about the horrors/fears of sewing pants around the blogosphere and it seems to be a consensus that either it is a project that is loathed or feared. Currently I am in the loathing category. I am making a brand new … Read More →

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Ooh La La…French Seams

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Ah, a finely made garment finished entirely with French Seams. That is the ideal that Patty Perfect seamstress will have you believe…..unfortunately not reality for busy seamstresses. Rather than giving you a thorough tutorial that no doubt you have seen countless times on other blogs, let me give you my take: 1. You do not need to finish all seams of a garment with French Seams. Certain seams, like the armhole, just … Read More →

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SB302 Maxi Skirt

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The maxi skirt is the summer must have. It may not be summer yet, but it will be here soon enough. At Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick we’ve got what you are looking for. For a maxi skirt to work for a petite frame, it should be a little more fitted and swingy at the hem, just not too full. Our fave skirt is SB302 which I call a “femme fatale” … Read More →

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Making Multiple Muslins

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Wouldn’t it be great if clothing fit us perfectly, all the time, straight off the hanger? Ha! when pigs fly right? Most of us sew to make a garment that is custom made for our bodies. But what makes patterns any different than ready to wear? The truth of the matter is that just because you can make it for yourself does not mean it was made for you. I … Read More →

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