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Introducing the Gina Shorts

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Adjusting the Shoulder Width: How this Changes the Sleeve Cap

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It's Back! The Big SBCC Spring Sale

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Yes, you heard right! The SBCC pattern pack sale is back with a whole new set of patterns to add to your sewing queue. This year's pack features The Paloma Blouse, The Limoncello Cardigan, and the Gimlet Top. All of these are petite staples you know you need for a new season.  Hurry! Sale ends May 28th 2017. Sorry, but no substitutions/swaps allowed.  Sorry, but I will not be able to offer additional size ranges requests for this sale. However, don't worry - for these styles it's best to select your size based on your chest measurement. Additionally, the Paloma blouse,...

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The #1 Easiest Way to Reduce/Increase Shoulder Width

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This is so easy you are not going to believe it. I snooped around because I figured someone posted this somewhere already and I hate to be redundant if there is already good info out there. However, each tutorial I saw involved a lot of steps of cutting and pasting. These are far too many steps for this simple procedure!  But before I begin, I need to get something off my chest-there is no need to slice and dice a pattern to make adjustments. Seeing semi-kalediscopic, collaged pattern pieces with 3 kinds of tape and glue makes me feel a bit twitchy. Here's...

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The #1 Measurement You are Overlooking When Selecting Your Size

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Comparing your chest, waist and hips to a pattern sizing chart is a no-brainer to select your size, right? However, there is a crucial fit point that you may be overlooking. One that really makes or breaks your fit: the shoulder width. Garments that fit well in the bodice but have saggy shoulders, just look a little sad. And if you are petite, it really looks out of proportion. The reverse is also true. If the shoulders are too narrow this throws everything off-your sleeve is tight the armhole becomes too high and there is pulling at the neck.  SBCC,...

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