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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 Alison: Learning about Tailoring

If you've been reading this blog long enough, you might remember my Tuesdays with Claire series. I started it way back in 2012 when I jettisoned Gertie's no-longer-available Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket Craftsy course and switched instead to making Vogue V8333. I got as far as fitting my muslin and cutting out my fashion fabric before… Continue reading Tuesdays with Alison: Learning about Tailoring

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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!)