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I want to get both of them in there

Help me work out how to alter this dress pattern for a big bust. A friend walked me through doing one with a bust dart, but I want to avoid frustration with this and hopefully get it right myself. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Serging forward

I used an overlocker (serger) for the first time yesterday, and I was impressed. I'd like to get one when I am in a position to have a proper sewing space (hopefully in the next year), but can I survive without one for dressmaking well enough? And what should I be looking for in a first machine? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Where does the pollen go?

I rather like this 1940s reproduction dress. However, although it fits everywhere else it doesn't on the bust. Are there any similar patterns or adaptable patterns out there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Help my dress fit like a dream!

I've made a dress. It doesn't fit. Do I need to take the whole thing apart, re-cut and sew back together, or can I alter it another way? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Stitch storage

How do you safely store embroideries and precious fabric? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Sew Open

I have a long rectangular cushion/pillow I'm in the process of making, probably about 20cm by 60cm. When I sew it up, should I just sew the cushion pad into it (which means it would have to be opened up to be washed, which would annoy me) or should I make an envelope-type fastening - and if the latter, should it go width or lengthways? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Rethreaded

I'm looking for a conversion chart that converts VA and Trebla/Duchess thread to one of the major brands (DMC or Anchor). A lot of googling hasn't turned one up - any leads? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Apr 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Cross my heart

I've been doing some cross-stitch after a break, and have been enjoying it. Where can I find some cool, non-chintzy designs? Especially if something other than cards or big projects. Recommendations for pattern software good too! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 13, 2009 - 13 answers

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