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How to measure yourself

Hello fellow friends who love to sew – I’m Suzanne from Winter Wear Designs, and I am super excited to be here today!

All right, today I want to chat with you all about one of the most important and most commonly overlooked parts of the sewing process.  And it starts before you sew a single stitch or even drool over that perfect fabric that you are about to buy.  I am talking about measuring yourself.  WAIT…. before you say, ‘boring’ and head over to another post, give me just two minutes of your time – they may change the way you view sewing for yourself forever.

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How to sew a smocked version of the Amuse Boho

Smocking the Amuse Boho Top from One Thimble Issue 14

As soon as I saw the sneak peeks from this issue I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the pattern to hack it, to accommodate some smocking into the centre front panel.

I have what you would call a love/hate relationship with rayon lol!!   It looks great, it drapes beautifully but oh gosh, its got a mind of its own. 

If I had thought about it before getting so excited, I probably would have smocked a little on the back as well – but that can be for the next one I make.

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Interview with Suzanne from Winter Wear Designs

Suzanne Winter Wear Design Today we’re chatting to Suzanne from Winter Wear Designs.

Suzanne studied costume design in college, but first learned to sew from her mom. She designs clothes that her active kids can play in, that make them feel special, and that are finished in ways that will keep them comfortable. She also designs for women, because as a curvy gal, shopping in stores can be frustrating.

She has been a two time contributor to One Thimble.  She contributed the Cozumel Shirt to Issue 12 and the Amuse Boho Dress & Tunic to Issue 14.

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Roundup of my favourite photography posts

My 7 favourite photography blog posts

There is so much fabulous information on the web about photography.  But sometimes it can be confusing to know where to start.  Especially when you’re after information that will be genuinely useful for improving photos of your handmade items.  This post is a roundup of my 7 favourite photography posts, for those looking to photograph their sewn items …

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Editing your photos for sewists

Confession … I have Photoshop but I don’t use it…  I get it as part of my subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (along with Illustrator, Indesign and Acrobat Pro which I use every day), but I still do my photo editing in PicMonkey.

Brooke from Bug and Miss does her editing in Photoshop so I’ve asked her to come along and help out with some more advanced tips for those who’ve moved beyond PicMonkey!  If you’re in that camp skip down to the end for Brooke’s tips.

Editing your photos for sewists

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