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Do I really need to make a muslin?

(sloppily made muslin for a dress) It has been awhile since I wrote one of these “Do I really need to..?” posts but recent muslin making has this topic on my mind. A muslin (or toile as some call it) is essentially a trial version of a garment using cheap fabric. You make a muslin to test a pattern’s fit and avoid making big adjustments to a garment made from your fancy fashion fabric. Any…

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Do I Really Need a Dress Form?

my dress form stands in the corner of my bedroom So I missed last week’s “Do You Really Need…” post. Ooops. You’ll forgive me, right? This week we’re talking dress forms. I have one. I bought it because I thought I needed it. After several years of serious sewing I thought a form would transform my stitching experience into something magical and I’d feel like I was on Project Runway and all my sewing projects…

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Do I Really Need to Take a Sewing Class?

Continuing with my weekly “Do I Really Need…?” series (you can read the first post, Do I Really Need a Serger? here) I’m tackling the topic of sewing classes. Do I really need to take a sewing class? Yes! I get asked this most often by beginner sewers although I think it is also something experienced sewers should consider. I’m a completely self taught seamstress which means it took me much longer to learn than…

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Do I really need a Serger?

I’m introducing a new series on the blog called Do I really need…? where I give my opinion on the pros and cons of something sewing or craft related. I’m hoping this will be a once a week feature. If you have any ideas for future Do I really need? posts tell me in the comments! So, onward we go – (my serger, with my sewing machine at the other end of the table) Do…

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