Category Archives: tape measure

Part 4A: Measurements: Where Do I Apply Them??

Once again I’d like to Thank You ALL for being so kind.  I’ve received so many nice comments and emails that I just want you all to know how much I appreciate your continued support!! Welcome back to Part 4A:  Measurements:  Where … Continue reading

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Part 3: Selecting the Right Size Pattern.

Hi Everyone!!  Once Again Thank You All So Much!!  I’m completely overwhelmed by the amount of kind remarks, support and questions I’ve received about Part 1 and 2 in my Pattern Fitting Series. It gives me such a wonderful feeling to know … Continue reading

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Tools of the Trade!!

Hi Everyone!!  Since I’ve shared with you that I’m a professional Pattern Maker  I’d like to share with you the tools I use for drafting patterns.  I think you’ll be surprised to see that it’s pretty uncomplicated.  I’ve had all these … Continue reading

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Part 1: Measuring Properly!!

Happy Memorial Day!!  I thought this would be a great day to start this pattern fitting series!! Welcome to Part 1, “My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting”.  In this part of the series I will be showing you how to … Continue reading

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