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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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