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M6696 update: Worshipping at the altar of Nancy Zieman

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After my last postย on working with McCall’s M6696 shirtdress, I checked out some books on pattern fitting. One of my library books is “Pattern Fitting with Confidence”ย by longtime public television sewing educator, Nancy Zieman. I just happened to start with her book first, and I haven’t looked back. Her fitting technique made a world of sense to me, and I don’t understand why I haven’t seen it in other places. […]

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How I sew a muslin + Sew Caroline Larchmont T

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Instead of a straight-ahead sewing pattern review, I thought I’d walk through my process for making aย muslin. I stitched the Sew Caroline Larchmont T that appears in the newย “Weekend Style” sewing book. It’s a simple woven T-shirt pattern that was a freebie in the spring issue 2017 of Sew News magazine. Because it’s only three […]

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