Understanding Garment Ease

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Probably since the dawn of time, we humans have been seeking out ways to make our existence less difficult, more comfortable, and free of pain.

In fact, we spend a good deal of our lives seeking out people and circumstances that put us at ease.

And if the self-help industry is any indication, we are consumed with the desire to feel at ease in our own skin and with our place in society.

Well, it might surprise you to know that ease is also an essential aspect in how comfortable we feel in the clothing we wear.

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How to Read a Sewing Pattern [A Super Easy Ultimate Guide!]

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I have a question for you…

Do you like puzzles?!

Because sewing patterns are essentially puzzles.

So if you do like puzzles, then you will take to sewing patterns like a fish that has been out of water for too long!

And if you aren’t crazy about puzzles, this article will make it suuper easy to understand patterns.

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How to Prep Fabric for Sewing

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Every chef and foodie home cook understands the importance of mise en place.

Mise en place is a French culinary phrase that essentially means “everything in its place’ or “putting in place.” It refers to the gathering, chopping, dicing, mincing, and organizing all the ingredients that will be in a dish BEFORE cooking takes place.

Well, for those of us who sew, fabric prep is our “mise en place.”

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