French Curve Confusion

Hey there! Today I have a question from a subscriber who was wondering about the french curve that they bought… Q: Hi, I bought a french curve ruler and it came with two other smaller pieces. Can you do a video or just explain different things you can do with a french curve ruler and…

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The Pear Shape: Easy Tips for Patterns and Body Shapes

Hey there! We’re talking Fruits and Patterns today lol. Seriously though, we have a great question from a subscriber: I’m an older pear. How do I get a pattern to fit all of my angles, hang straight, make me look thinner and younger, and not be too difficult to make up and construct the final…

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My Sleeve Isn’t Working :(

Hey you! Back again this time with a youtuber question (it’s a little jumbled): hey mr.. Chris i always face a one problem all the time please solve me this problem. And i will be thankful. All my life which is maching. Right sleeve ti a certain armhole that i draw i tryed lots and…

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How to Work with Stretch Fabrics

Hey you! Back again with another subscriber question: [I want to learn about] Negative sizing with stretch fabrics when drafting patterns from taken measurements. Ok so let’s talk about stretch fabrics for a minute… Now of course, I’m no master stretch fabric but I’ll tell you a little something. First figure out how your fabric…

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Do You Have Bad Sewing Habits?

Hey There! Chris here… So today I promised we were going to talk about bad sewing habits and the supposedly shifty fabrics. Before we get mad at the fabric and start name calling (shifty), let’s make sure the problem isn’t bad sewing habits. I’ve got a few little things you can do tomake sure your…

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6 Steps for Dealing with Shifty Fabrics

Hey there! It’s Subscriber question time…. And it seems like this person’s problem is jumpy fabric trying to dance underneath their paper during the cutting process Q: Trying to allow for the fact that fabric moves and that markings and seams aren’t going to be perfect, then allowing for ease in a pattern. A: Thanks…

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How Do I Make A Saree Blouse Block?

Hi! Welcome back! Thanks for keeping up with my little Q&A Newsletter! I got a another Subscriber question…. Q: The biggest challenge for me is making a saree blouse by useing block patterns which we dont do in India,we do direct cutting on fabrics. A: Hmmm… So I looked up Saree blouses on Google so…

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How Many Darts Do I Need?

Hi! Welcome back! I haven’t quite figured out how often I’m gonna do the emails 🙂 Hmmm… But let’s just assume you can expect to get them at least 3 times a week, deal? So let’s jump into another subscriber question… Q: How do you know how many darts to put before trying the garment…

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Do I need a muslin?

Hi! So from this point forward I’m going to be switching gears… I want to use this newsletter like my Youtube channel and make it like an ASK Chris type thing… All Sewing and Pattern Making questions… There may still be little wierd titles/subject lines just to make it more interesting. But the content inside…

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What’s Sewing Got to Do with the Coast of Puerto Rico?

Hi! I was checking around on facebook for a good email to write about and I stumbled upon a post about some scientists who were doing some deep sea exploring off of the coast of Puerto Rico… What was so amazing was what they found… Lots of amazing animals, some that didn’t even have names!…

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