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The #1 Easiest Way to Reduce/Increase Shoulder Width

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This is so easy you are not going to believe it. I snooped around because I figured someone posted this somewhere already and I hate to be redundant if there is already good info out there. However, each tutorial I saw involved a lot of steps of cutting and pasting. These are far too many steps for this simple procedure!  But before I begin, I need to get something off my chest-there is no need to slice and dice a pattern to make adjustments. Seeing semi-kalediscopic, collaged pattern pieces with 3 kinds of tape and glue makes me feel a bit twitchy. Here's...

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The #1 Measurement You are Overlooking When Selecting Your Size

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Comparing your chest, waist and hips to a pattern sizing chart is a no-brainer to select your size, right? However, there is a crucial fit point that you may be overlooking. One that really makes or breaks your fit: the shoulder width. Garments that fit well in the bodice but have saggy shoulders, just look a little sad. And if you are petite, it really looks out of proportion. The reverse is also true. If the shoulders are too narrow this throws everything off-your sleeve is tight the armhole becomes too high and there is pulling at the neck.  SBCC,...

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Cowl Neck Hacks: Three Different Looks

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Cowls come in different shapes and styles. Some are more voluminous, some drape lower and some sit high on the neck with lots of fullness. Take a look at the three options I put together for you to try and give your Bronx Dress a different look. This technique is the most common way to create a cowl neck and add fullness. In fact you can even take a regular T-shirt and do the same, just add a facing extension. The only issue that I have with this type of cowl is this makes the chest become wider. Sometimes you...

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The Bronx Dress Pattern Re-Release: New Year New Look

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Announcing a new look for the Bronx Dress! Once a pattern is done, its finished- a mastepiece, right? Well, after having been around for a few years The Bronx Dress always felt a little lowly on my favorite patterns list. It couldn't really shine next to some of the other SBCC styles.  It was one of the first SBCC patterns I made and it was lacking comprehensive directions and adaptability. Don't get me wrong, this dress has been a hit and there are tons of fans out there that tell me just how much they love this dress. In fact,...

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Gimlet Blouse Sleeve Hack

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