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Sewing palate cleansers

I love a good super-involved, super-massive, super-elaborate sewing project (who, me?), but sometimes I need a break from all that super.  For that, I have what I call sewing palate cleansers – simple little projects that I don’t have to think about too much, and that give me a break and a refresher between brain-breaking sewing marathons. My five favourite sewing palate cleansers: #1: Wonder Unders I can never have too many singlet camisoles and knickers!  And, at under 1/2 an hour a project, they are a great break when I still have to jump back into full-on-sewing. Get the pattern here #2: Drawstring bags: I use these for sorting all sorts of things, for travelling, and as gift packaging.  Another one always comes in handy.  And they give me a good opportunity to use really cute craft cottons I otherwise don’t have a lot of reason to play with.  Bonus! Find the tutorial for making your own here. #3: Leggings Thanks to the Cake Espresso leggings pattern, I’ve gone from being anti-leggings, to loving them. …

Have a Scroop-tacular Halloween!

I LOVE Halloween.  How could I not?  It’s a holiday all about dressing up! I love going all out with Halloween costumes, but I equally love taking ‘everyday’ clothes and sewing patterns and turning them into a costume.  There is something really fun and clever about turning a simple thing into something wacky and fabulous with a bit of creativity (remember my circular cardigan Jedi?) In celebration of this concept, we’ve been brainstorming all sorts of fun costumes you could make from Scroop Patterns. The Miramar Dress, Top & Tunic We had to restrain ourself with ideas of costumes that could be made with the Miramar as a base.  There are SO many. Make it floor length in black, add a hat and a broom, and you’re a witch! Or, a dangling girdle belt, and you’re a medieval maiden. Many stretch velvets have the right amount of stretch for the Miramar too.  Dark red stretch velvet?  You’re Mother Gothel!  Pale turquoise with a chiffon cape?  Elsa!  Dark blue?  Arwen! But you don’t have to go …

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The Scroop Rilla Corset on real bodies

I’d hoped to show the Scroop Rilla Corset on models when I launched it, but unfortunately due to timing issues that wasn’t possible. Happily, we’ve now managed to do a full photoshoot with the Rilla, and I can show you how it looks on actual bodies! Both Jenni and I are wearing the Rilla Corset in size 38, with Average hip flare.  Jenni wears View B in white coutil, and I wear View A in peach pink brocaded cotton. The size 38 in Average is a perfect match to my measurements. Jenni has an exceptionally small waist compared to her hip size, so the ideal Rilla Corset for her would be custom fitted to her measurements: shortened, as she is petite, and let out slightly in hip and at the underbust, to accomodate her amazing curves. I give guidelines on adjusting for fit in the Rilla Corset pattern, and will also be demonstrating custom fitting on Jenni in a later post.  Although not an absolutely ideal fit, the standard pattern still fits her quite well. …