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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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Introducing the Tonic T-shirt

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T-shirts are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Even though they are easy to find in stores, it is hard to find the perfect tee that hugs the right areas, allows for maximum movement and, most importantly for petites, it is not a tunic and the neckline is not below your chest. Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns introduces: SB322 Tonic T-shirt. Just like tonic water, this style can be mixed with … Read More →

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