To me this picture doesn’t seem like much. But when I take stock, I realize that each of these came with several videos I have produced and associated tutorials and periscope broadcast and live lessons taught to others via private sessions, social media linkups and various other formats. This here, I now realize is quite a sum of activity coming from my sewing room to share in so many ways and freely from my heart to help those who want to learn the art of sewing and fitting patterns. Funny thing is, the photo is only half of what I had to show over the last three months. Some I have even forgotten about and never even shared to social media. I barrel through so much and want to teach so much that my brain is always in mega overdrive! #teacherslife never ends. If you don’t follow all my social media channels, you are really missing out!! Because I just don’t have the time to post on every platform available and truly don’t want to try to keep up with it all.  I will just have to leave that to you.

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Two weeks ago my “IRL” (in real life) sewing group, the Sewing Fashionistas, kicked off another “Wardrobe Sew-To-Fit Along” with the knit top and t-shirt as the topic of this months focus.  Alongside the IRL group, I participated in another Wardrobe building challenge/Sew-To-Fit Along with my online sewing group, the Pericrafters.  I taught class for my group here in Houston, called “Fit Diagnosis: The Knit Top” as well as created a few videos to help demonstrate how I sew my tops.  This video and blog post is the first of a series of post and tutorials you will be seeing over the next couple of weeks on how I fit and sew my knit tops and t-shirts.  
In preparations for teaching the classes, I made a host of tutorials on knit tops and t-shirts, as well as all the possible pattern alterations necessary to make it easier to help the folks in my groups.  The above photo is just a couple of the tops I have made.  You will be seeing those in some of the upcoming videos or upcoming blog post.   I have demonstrated how I make alterations for myself and my daughter using a good selection of patterns.  I hope you enjoy.
For now, here is the video on how to sew-in the sleeve using the flat insertion method I use for sewing a sleeve with a high cap.  Click on the picture above if you can not see the video here.  

Thanks for following along.  

Myself and fellow Houston Sewing Fashionistas group members are going full steam ahead working to fit and sew our Iconic White shirts with guidance and instruction on how body types matter, from our very own wardrobe consultant, Roz at See Much Fabric.  As we continue to build a great fitting wardrobe, I continue to welcome you to follow along via my YouTube channel as I fit students and group members’ different body types.

 Vogue 8772: Part 1: Fitting for Petites
Vogue 8772: Part 1- Fitting for Petites

This series of videos is of me teaching, fitting and making all the petite-able pattern alterations for Vogue 8772 for our resident Fashionista Ann, with Youtique Bridal.   We have some really talented folks in our group.  Since we don’t meet every month, these videos are meant to help members along their journey, and so that I can enjoy visiting and not just teaching during meeting times.

 Vogue 8772: Part 2- Making Pattern Alterations
Vogue 8772: Part 2- Making Pattern Alterations

The videos are of my students, friends, and members who have graciously agreed to videotape their learning experience so you can gain personal knowledge for your body type.  Thus, all areas of alterations may not be covered completely for each body type.  I will try to answer simple general questions here on the blog or in future videos.

Vogue 8772: Part 3- Final Fabric Fitting

Be sure to stay tuned, subscribe, and share, and share again.  “Pretty please.”  Click on either of the pictures to watch its related video or here to watch the entire playlist.

– Posted from my iPhone

Everyday, I try something new on my sewing machines. It is important to know what my machine is capable of and recognize the need and usefulness of the accessories and attachments available.  There are many to techniques to choose from on any given day, while working with the varied projects.  For the last 8 months or so I have had the use of the Bernina 780.  (read more here)  to share the spotlight with my other machines, the Bernina 640 (purchased by me in 2010), and my 30 year old Bernina serger.

I wrote a detailed post to help you understand more about how to take full advantage of your machine  when sewing stretchy and slippery fabrics.   Check out article on the WeAllSew Blog.

Thanks for following along and as always, email me if you have any questions.

Thanks.

I’m excited to bring to you my first DIY tutorial to make a shrug for the holidays or just to go over your favorite tank top or strapless dress. 

 DIY Last-Minute Holiday Party Shrug Project

Go to the WeAllSew website for complete details and instructions to make the DIY Shrug before your holiday party.

DIY Holiday Party Shrug Tutorial by www.sewtofit.com (Back)
I have had the dress for about 9 years, but since it has a cut out sleeveless bodice, it wasn’t always feasible to wear for every event I had wanted to attend.  My inspiration for this project came when I was trying to figure out a way to combine the idea of a lace cape and an infinity scarf as a coverup.  
DIY Holiday Party Shrug Tutorial by www.sewtofit.com
I really hope you enjoy the tutorial, and will give it a try.
Until next time…stay sharp.