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Fitting Adjustments By Yourself - Yes You Can!

Having a dress form or a willing family member or friend help you make fitting adjustments by yourself is ideal. But all hope is not lost if you find yourself without those resources. Occasionally, my husband has helped me make a few minor fitting tweaks while he has one eyeball on me and another eyeball on ESPN. He even gifted a dress form to me, which I've padded out with the Fabulous Fit system (more on that later). But nothing really compares using your own body (or your Client) as your fitting form because that's who will be wearing the clothes! I have to make fitting adjustments to all of my garments to accommodate my 5'9" height. For instance, pants...

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Fabric Savvy: The Essential Guide for Every Sewer

Let me answer the question of, "Should I always wash my fabric before sewing?" with a story. Do you want to know the fastest way to learn how to cuss like a sailor? Cut and sew a garment without pre-washing the fabric. Ask me how I know. Eryn, how do you know? One of my favorite parts of the sewing process is to see a box of fabric waiting on my porch. I rip open the box, twirl around with the fabric, and get started with the project. I put in time and effort and have this lovely garment that I'm ready to wear. I wear it. Then, I wash it. Then, I try to wear it again. Shrink city....

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Sewing Supplies for Beginners

https://youtu.be/ZCVgAZRJK1c Sewing supplies for beginners doesn't have to be a costly investment. I purchased one of those pre-packaged sewing kits, and found that I only used one item from the kit. I think the idea of them is good, but I found the materials in the kit I purchased were of sub-par quality. Now, that I've had a couple of years experience with the tools I do have, I put together this video to go over the essential sewing supplies for beginners. For a list of all of the tools covered in this video, please visit my Amazon store here.

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Sewing Practice Sheet

Click here to download this free Sewing A Straight Line Practice Sheet. Print as many copies as you'd like and get 'ta sewing! Remember: ~ Take your time and go slowly. Find your comfort zone. ~ Guide, don't push your paper. ~ Watch the seam guide, not your needle.

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