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January 26, 2016

My talented cousin, Katie, staged a stylized wedding photo shoot featuring the services of local businesses.  She asked me to alter a suit for one of her groomsmen.


Before I worked on it, the shoulders were droopy big, the sleeves too long, the midsection too wide.  Yo...

January 8, 2016

The excitement in our home escalated as December 17th drew closer.  My husband counted the days and watched every single Star Wars trailer available.  He researched all sorts of robes to make—for me to make. 


I’ll spare the details of the marathon sewing day I had...

November 28, 2015

I like a bargain.
I love finding just what I want for next to nothing. 


I also like good quality.
That’s why more often than not, I’m bypassing the bargain bin to get something that will last longer than the car ride home.


Translate this thought to the world of dresses...

October 27, 2015

Fittings are more or less complicated, depending on the garment. 


Do you need your pants hemmed?  Try them on, I’ll pin the length, you’ll pick them up later.  Simple.


Not everything is so quick, though.


If you have a suit, prom dress, mother-of-the-bride dress,...

October 6, 2015

Remember when Tom Hanks turned back into a little boy, swimming in a huge suit, at the end of the movie "Big"?  That’s what I see every Sunday in church.




And about every wedding has the ladies, often the bride included, yanking up their strapless dresses every thirty...

October 2, 2015


The elderly man was very genteel and had lost quite a few pounds in the last year.  He came to me with a suit and trousers to cut down to his new size.  I successfully cut down the jacket, refitting it from the shoulders down, and it fit him perfectly when I was finis...

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