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Tuesdays with Claire: Thread Tracing

My Vogue V8333 jacket has been a work-in-progress (WIP) for so long that my posts on the subject have had a long string of names based on who's guidance I was using at the time - from Tuesdays with Gertie to Tuesdays with Claire to Tuesdays with Alison. Since I now feel like I'm pulling from… Continue reading Tuesdays with Claire: Thread Tracing

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Tuesdays with Claire: Remember Vogue 8333?

Thanks for all of your feedback on my husband's plaid shirt.  It got me thinking about ways to overcome little dips like that in the future, and one way I came up with was to have a slow sewing project going on in the background.  The obvious project for me to pick back up was… Continue reading Tuesdays with Claire: Remember Vogue 8333?

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Tuesdays with Claire: Cutting the Fashion Fabric – Finally!

This year I’m sewing along with Claire Shaeffer, using her Custom Couture Collection pattern Vogue V8333. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. This week's goal was simply cutting the fashion fabric.  I laid out my chosen pattern, Vogue V8333, on my linen-wool fashion fabric from FineFabrics.com (everything over there is still on sale!) and held my… Continue reading Tuesdays with Claire: Cutting the Fashion Fabric – Finally!

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Tuesdays with Claire: Square Shoulder Adjustment

This year I’m sewing along with Claire Shaeffer, using her Custom Couture Collection pattern Vogue V8333. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Last week I discussed jacket ease and possibly moving to the next size up in Vogue V8333, which would supposedly give me 3-4" of ease. The resulting muslin had a decent amount of… Continue reading Tuesdays with Claire: Square Shoulder Adjustment

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Tuesdays with Claire: In Which I Learn About Jacket Ease

This year I’m sewing along with Claire Shaeffer, using her Custom Couture Collection pattern Vogue V8333. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. I've been wearing this muslin off and on while at home over the past week to try to see what I thought about the fit. My primary conclusion: I like the shape, but… Continue reading Tuesdays with Claire: In Which I Learn About Jacket Ease

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Tuesdays with Gertie: Uncle? (And Introducing Tuesdays with Claire!)

This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing Claire Shaeffer, using her Custom Couture Collection pattern Vogue V8333. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Though I was… Continue reading Tuesdays with Gertie: Uncle? (And Introducing Tuesdays with Claire!)