Added Fullness Principle At the Dior Exhibit

So I was on Tumblr yesterday and I found the most beautiful video of a lady speaking french explaining the Dior Espirit exhibit in Seoul, Korea and, if you look closely, you can see the Added Fullness concept present in quite a few of the Dior Pieces. You can view the video I mentioned by…

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How to Keep Trying When It Gets Tough (Q&A)

Hi there! So today’s Wednesday and that means I’m taking a question/response from the audience! But before I do that… First I want to give a great big thanks to everyone who participated in giving me their input for my Basic Pattern SetĀ Tutorial coming up in August! I’m getting some really great problems to find…

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Vocabulary: Pin Tucks & Tuck Darts…

I’m feeling much better today! Overall, today we’re gonna learn about what Pin Tucks and Tuck Darts are and what’s the difference between them.     Pin Tucks: These are the little parallel folds of fabric usually seen in garments like tuxedo shirts, and more recently seen in women’s blouses (& some men’s shirts) within…

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Love Affair with a Measuring Stick

You know, sometimes pattern making and sewing can be a real drag. And sometimes, it can be very uplifting, calming even. It’s like having a love affair with a measuring stick šŸ™ And when I asked a newsletter subscriber named abitofpassion what their biggest challenge is they said: “Measuring and drawing out the pattern shapes”…

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Quick Fit Tips: 4 Ways To Fix A Poor Design and Save Your Next Sewing Project

We’ve all had our dreams crushed by an amazing clothing idea that didn’t turn out so well. We thought we had it all figured out until we got to the creation part of it and we end up left with more questions than answers. And to top it off, we’re not even completely sure of…

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To Use the Home Machine or Not to Use it?

I was surfing my Youtube channel and came across another little question from an excited Youtuber named Akehsi Lin! Q: Teach me moreeeee please..lol.. i plan to get a machine and start, thanks for the upload. Is this machine still being used by you? A: Yes when I need it. I don’t use it as…

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Principles: Garment Making Secrets of Chanel, Dior, and Other Big Designers

Hey There! Every year thousands of hopeful designers enroll for schools that charge thousands of dollars to teach them fashion design. Admittedly some of the same things they are taught, they could learn for free, or much cheaper than the price of tuition. But regardless, they seem to be sure that what they learn at…

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Make the Darts Bigger or Nah?

Hey you! It’s monday and that means it’s time for Q&A! This question comes from a Youtube viewer by the name of Alejandra Congote: Q: Hi Chris! I wonder how if using pivoting technique can I increase the room available for the darts (supposing I need them to be wider). Is the amount of room…

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Preventing Strapless Catastrophes

Hey there! One of my Youtuber’s has a question about strapless garments… Oh yeah, so moving forward, I’m gonna include the names of the subscribers just so credit is given to the person who asked the question. Cool? I hope that’s not embarassing for anyone… If the question is somewhat embarassing, I’ll put anonymous for…

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How to Use Your Curves: Principles

Hey there! If you didn’t learn this years ago, now is the time! You gotta learn how to use your curves! (your french curves lol) But I’ll tell you about that in just a moment… I’ll show a little gratitude first… Thank you for being apart of my birthday celebration with all of the other…

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