Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 4 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 4 Round Up!

As the summer heats up, this week I am showing off some of my go to summer dresses that help me survive our Louisiana heat. These are the dresses I wear working in the studio, teaching, or out running about in Baton Rouge. In this fourth post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Sewing For Fashion Design- Take a Look at my New Repurposing Method - Heirloom Repurpose

Sewing For Fashion Design- Take a Look at my New Repurposing Method - Heirloom Repurpose

some sewists are sewing up A LOT of stuff. Are we wearing or using all of it? and what do we do if the answer is no? Sometimes its hard, just like clothing you buy at the store, not every item that we make really gets worn for a multitude of reasons. And its really hard to part with a me made- if you donate it, because it doesn't have a designer label, it can just get thrown in the "craft" heap. Sometimes they have sentimental value too, like the ones I'm about to show you.

In this post, I want to share with you a recent make, and a method that I devised called "heirloom repurpose." It is a practice of actually repurposing me mades that you no longer have use for, or never quite got worn, but still maintain significance that make it hard to part with them.

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 3 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 3 Round Up!

Welcome back to my Me Made May Series! So far, I've shown off a lot of the self sewn wardrobe pieces that I wear everyday, and this week, I'm also going to throw some swimwear and bra sewing into the mix. In this third post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress: A Preview of Our Course Online Dashboard and Video Lessons

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress: A Preview of Our Course Online Dashboard and Video Lessons

Each week I have been publishing articles about our upcoming course, Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress. Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress is 6 week online course to teach you how to make the my unconventional teaching pattern and dress, learning principles of fit and proportion along the way.

Today, we are going to dig into a very important aspect of the course as well, and that's- How I'm using video and an online dashboard to demonstrate the process. Inside this post, you can get an inside look at the course, the dashboard and how the class operates online. 

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 2 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week 2 Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 is in full swing, and I have the next set of posts to share with you. Maybe you will recognize some patterns you have been thinking of making. This week, I'm showing off some of my favorite shirtdresses. In this second post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress- Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Your Specific Body Proportions

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress- Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Your Specific Body Proportions

The proportion of your garment is critical to how it fits. In this post, learn how the Fair Fit Pattern teaches you to customize the pattern using draping to identify your body's unique proportions.

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Spring Wardrobe Sewing Series - Part One Victory Pattern's Jackie Dress

Spring Wardrobe Sewing Series - Part One Victory Pattern's Jackie Dress

Are you building a handmade wardrobe, and interested in advancing into more knitwear? Inside this post, you’ll learn all about the new Victory Patterns Jackie Dress and I’ll share tips and tricks to more advanced knitwear sewing. 

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Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week One Round Up!

Me Made May 2017 #MMM2017 - Week One Round Up!

Are you designing a handmade wardrobe? Here's a peek at how I built mine. Now that my wardrobe is 90% self sewn, I think of it as a work of art, a portfolio that I accomplished over the course of last year. In this first post in a series for Me Made May 2017, I am sharing a daily look at my self sewn wardrobes and the custom pieces I've made this last year. 

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Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress - Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Fit and Create Design Customization

Learn and Make the Fair Fit Dress - Using the Fair Fit Pattern to Understand Fit and Create Design Customization

Interested in learning more about fashion design? In this post, I share how I developed my Fair Fit Pattern into a teaching tool to help home sewers to learn more about fit, draping, and customizing a garment for their own body. In this post, you will see finished makes of the dress, as well as an outline of the scope of the class. 

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Sweating Your Sewing? Break These 5 Rules and Get Back to Making!

Sweating Your Sewing? Break These 5 Rules and Get Back to Making!

Don't get me wrong, there are definitely fundamentals to sewing that you really must learn, practice, and master to get great results with your sewing and work with sewing patterns. But honestly, if enough people complain, and ask why something is done in that certain way, you have to start considering is this rule really necessary? In this post, we will explore why the rules exist, when not to sweat it, and when they really matter. 

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Find Your Best Colors: How to Use Color Draping to Create a Custom Color Palate

Find Your Best Colors: How to Use Color Draping to Create a Custom Color Palate

Are you at a loss when it comes to color? Check out this color process and workbook to discover and create a customized palate for your wardrobe, sewing, or fashion collections. This color tutorial will introduce you to colors you may have never considered. I’m going to use what I made for my wardrobe sewing practice and you might find it helpful too! 

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Creating a Fashion Collaboration: Introducing my Fair Fit Pattern

Creating a Fashion Collaboration: Introducing my Fair Fit Pattern

As I hinted at last week, I have decided to release my Fair Fit Dress as a sewing pattern and online workshop. The pattern actually goes beyond just a dress, because it is a customizable system of components and pattern pieces that build upon each other to make infinite variations.  If the first dress is well received, then throughout the year I plan on releasing each of the components that allow you to further customize the parts into tops, skirts, and other styles of dresses. In this post, you will get a first look at the project!

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Help Me Get Started in Fashion Design!

Help Me Get Started in Fashion Design!

Need help getting started in the field of fashion design? First things first, its important to develop your own individual perspective as a fashion designer. In this post and its free workbook, I walk you through a series of questions designed to help you define and develop your perspective as a designer. Read along, and get started!

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Finding New Ways to Appreciate Fashion, through Fair Fashion

Finding New Ways to Appreciate Fashion, through Fair Fashion

In this series, I have explained the name Fair Fit and what it means to me from many different perspectives that have been shaped by my own experience, and where I’m taking my design and education practice to create an opening for students and fashion sewists who do want choice, and more of a voice in how they experience fashion design and the clothes they choose to wear. 

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Fair Relationships in Fashion Professions

Fair Relationships in Fashion Professions

Have you ever had to create your own job? I once did as part of my professional growth, and in this post I share how my student loan debt taught me about creating income and helped me to find a way to make my own job and pay it off. I’ll share with you the steps I took and questions I asked to pay it off. Read along and learn how I turned this big problem into a path to grow professionally.

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