Tailoring Interlinings.

Tailoring Interlinings. One of the main differences between Traditional & Speed Tailoring are the interlinings used in the front or T-Zone. In traditional Tailoring a Canvas is used as the main interlining. This is then teamed with a heavier canvas plus a domette chest piece or plastron. These are basted
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Wrap or Kimono?

Wrap or Kimono? I’ve been watching with interest the latest growing fad in the fashion industry. I first heard whispers of this about two years ago. Wearing short kimono’s as a soft jacket. I’ve always viewed kimonos in two ways, first the beautiful full length Japanese traditional dress made of
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Tailoring, Speed or Traditional?

Tailoring, Speed or Traditional? Is a question I’m always being asked about. To start with what is the difference? Speed tailoring is a form of tailoring using fusible interfacing’s. Traditional Tailoring is as the name suggests a form of tailoring using traditional canvases. Which one should I use? My answer
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Unfinished Projects

Unfinished Projects.. I’m feeling rather smug about my sewing at the moment. I carried on with the theme of finishing up all my unfinished projects & the dress in this picture which only needs hand finishing is the last one. The list I have done is far too boring to
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Chatsworth House Exhibition

Chatsworth House Exhibition. I spent a rather wonderful day at Chatsworth house last Sunday. The House Style: Five centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, is well worth a visit. I was in my element. All the beautiful rooms at Chatsworth have been turned into a fashion museum. There are all sorts
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Photography Course

Photography Course. Last Friday I sneaked a day off from the shop. I had booked a photography course at Hammerton Zoo in Cambridgeshire. We started out bright & early to get to this fantastic little zoo. After a brief safety talk where we had to sign a waiver form, (just
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Results of Finishing off

Results of Finishing off. Posting to the whole world that you are going to finish off projects certainly focuses the mind. I did manage to get a few projects finished. My sister, as usual came off better than I did. I finished her a top to go over trousers. This
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Finishing Off

I’m declaring the rest of March to be finishing off month. Now we have done at the NEC things are going back to normal instead of everything being focused on what we need to do for the show. I had a look in my workroom which is badly in need
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