Scaled copies used the same fabrics and showed the same craftsmanship as their full size equivalents. Wholesalers would buy the copyrights to couture dresses so that they could sell modified ready-to-wear copies. It’s believed these fashion model quarter-scales were sold alongside the patterns to show how the dress looked when made up. The couture quarter-scale
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Spring is in the air and the Craftsy Spring Sale is the perfect time to sign up for new classes or take a class for the pure fun of it! Why? Because from April 5 thru April 8th Craftsy is offering up to a 75% discount on a different set of Craftsy classes each day.
Determine your figure type. Select the correct pattern for your figure. Construct a mockup in muslin first. Adjust the pattern to your measurements. Select the right kind of fabric for the pattern selected. Lay the pattern exactly on the grain of the goods. Cut accurately to ensure minimum alterations. Follow the pattern sheet instructions and
They may not be for everyone, but they’re a vintage classic. Make your own pair of skin gloves to match a suit or coat. They’re easy to make and you can add your own trimmings, making them uniquely your own. Suggestion: Work your initials in silk or stitch them on in a color that contrasts
• Kiss the business card. The first rule of thumb in design is to keep it simple. You here the phrase all the time because it’s true. Minimalistic design is best. Make effective use of white space on the business card and avoid clutter. Don’t try to squeezing the life story of you business onto
My husband says a well-made shirt makes him look and feel good. I guess he’s right because some men will pay a small fortune for a well-made shirt. Although we haven’t brought a Ralph Lauren Purple Label classic shirt, a white Luigi Borelli or a French Charvet in the classic color, my husband deserves a
It’s a buyer’s market. You can’t. Price your sewing patterns for the price you want. There’s no single way of determining the value of a vintage sewing pattern over another because there are many factors associated with perceived value which greatly hinges on the desire of the potential buyer. Common myths are: uncut, factory fold
If you’ve decided to make something using a vintage sewing pattern and you’re not confident in your own abilities look for patterns marked: easy to make, simple to sew, make it tonight, jiffy pattern or patterns marked using similar self-explanatory terms. If you have difficulty with those types of patterns invest in a good sewing