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How to Choose Fabric: A Crash Course in Fashion Textiles

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I took “How to Think About Fashion Textiles” at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, and it was one of those classes that confirmed what I already knew. Natural fabrics (cotton, linen, etc.) are predictable. Denim is hard to buy. A fabric’s properties will determine how a garment turns out. The course did, however, introduce me to new ways of thinking about how to choose fabric. […]

My body type analysis (aka, me in my underwear)

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I’ve been interested in body type analysis recently because of my fitting drama with the M6696 shirtdress. You can’t talk about fitting without talking about unique features of your body — short waistedness, sloping shoulders, swayback, etc. Body type analysis lets you identify unique figure features and sew clothes that better fit everything you’ve got going on between your chin and ankles. […]

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