Understanding Garment Ease

2 patterns comparing close fitting and very loose fitting ease

Hey, you!

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

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.

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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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An Ultimate Guide to Woven Fabric

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Hey, you!

I need to be brutally frank with you…

A poor choice of fabric will frack up our garment project and leave us with some “thing” whose only destination can be the trash can and have us cursing our wasted dollars and ruined dreams.

To avoid all this nonsense, we need to really understand fabric, so we can make wise choices more often than not. Because we ain’t got no time to sew or flaunt ugly.

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