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Petite Alterations: Necklines are Too Low

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necklines-are-too-lowNow I am not a prude, but I feel that my bra gets a lot more viewing time when it comes to scoopneck tops. The necklines are just low enough that there is usually some peekage. So should you buy the garment that is just a little lower than you would like? Sure, but make sure you purchase a coordinating cami to go underneath. The fact of the matter is … Read More →

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Bias Tape Alternative

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When it comes to seam finishes for armhole and neckline edges bias tape is not my go-to. The pre-folded tape from the fabric stores never matches the color I want or comes close to matching my fabric. Trying to make my own tape has only resulted in burnt fingertips and uneven widths of tape. Sure, there are tools out there for it, but I am not a gadget person. (I … Read More →

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Surveying

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We all come in different shapes and sizes. It is hard to gauge how to fit everyone, but I do try. I am a petite and I know what my fitting needs are, but I am certain your issues are different than mine. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and some info on yourself so I can make sure the patterns will fit the core group of … Read More →

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Petite Alterations: Armholes are Too Low

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armholes-are-too-lowEvery summer I try to shop for a staple sleeveless dress to make the hot days bearable. To my dismay and disappointment the armholes, more often than not, are almost to my waist and most of my bra is showing. When i first became cocky with my sewing skills I had no qualms about buying an off the rack garment with armhole issues, certain that I could fix it. Alas, … Read More →

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Petite Alterations: What You Can and Cannot Fix

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petite-problemsLet’s talk retail: So you are standing in the dressing room trying on the perfect outfit (perfect on the hanger). YOu look at the waist and it hits at a strange place. Also, the armholes are a little low and the hem is long.  Ever optimistic about your alteration skills, you dash to the checkout to purchase your latest and greatest project. No trip to the fabric store needed to … Read More →

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