Vogue Pattern 8789 A reader’s question about fitting a gapping neckline

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_custom_heading text="THE QUESTION: " font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" google_fonts="font_family:Nunito%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal" css_animation="none" css=".vc_custom_1518387408879{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #de3d94 !important;}"][vc_column_text]Hi Joi, I really enjoyed your class. It's my first introduction to fitting and I have learned a lot. I'm currently trying to fit a vintage vogue pattern (v8789).  It has...

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Lower Body Patterns Temporary Uneven Side Seams and how to fix Them

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_custom_heading text="THE SCENARIO: " font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" google_fonts="font_family:Nunito%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal" css_animation="none" css=".vc_custom_1517949191421{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #de3d94 !important;}"][vc_column_text]You adjust the front or back of your lower body garment pattern such as a skirt or pants differently than the corresponding piece resulting in uneven...

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Sharing my love of Sewing with a new generation: I sew for Fun Blog Hop

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Click below to watch the video!" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff" google_fonts="font_family:Nunito%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal" css=".vc_custom_1518056766540{background-color: #de3d94 !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" thickness="3px" up="15px" down="15px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" thickness="3px" up="15px" down="15px"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]I was so excited to...

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Temporary Uneven Side Seams and How to Fix Them

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_custom_heading text="THE SCENARIO: " font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" google_fonts="font_family:Nunito%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal" css_animation="none" css=".vc_custom_1517949191421{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;background-color: #de3d94 !important;}"][vc_column_text]You adjust the front or back of your garment pattern differently than the corresponding piece resulting in uneven side seams. Joi says “Don’t Panic! This is...

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[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text] I bet you did not know I am a closet quilter? It is my honor to be a guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio Hosted by Pat Sloan TODAY December 11th at 3PM CST. It's always fun to talk...

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Can you sew knit fabrics on a regular machine successfully?

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text image="3325"] Not everyone has a serger so can you sew knits with professional results? Joi HELP! [/image_with_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text image="3326"]I almost always sew my knit fabrics on my sergers, but this week I was helping out a client...

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“Filling in the Gaps” Joi answers a Common Student Question

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" up="1px" down="1px"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_single_image image="3314" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="element_from_fade"][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" up="1px" down="1px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1494017943836{background-color: #efb3e7 !important;border-radius: 3px !important;}"]  QUESTION: I don't wear...

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Sew A New Dress for Spring

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="5px"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1446760610326{background-color: #de3d94 !important;}"] Pattern M7280 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="5px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" up="1px" down="1px"][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#1b9fad" border_style="dashed" up="1px" down="1px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="100px"][vc_column_text] Find this pattern online through McCall's patterns or order...

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Greenery: 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text image="3290"][/image_with_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1489765558744{border-radius: 3px !important;}"] Greenery: 2017 Pantone Color of the Year   What color comes to mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day?  Of course, it’s green and if you are...

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[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text image="3275"] Did you know that Barbie is going to be celebrating her birthday soon? Although Barbie is forever idolized for her iconic 17-year old supermodel body, she will be turning 58 years old on March 9th! . I don't know about you,...

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