Couture Sewing Techniques at FIT

Last semester I took AP 242, Couture Sewing Techniques, with Professor Lombardi as part of FIT’s continuing education program. I signed up for this class after finishing Adam’s jacket because I realized I really wanted to revisit some sewing fundamentals at a really high level. This class is a technique class. You don’t finish a…

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Sewing swimsuits and cover ups

For the past 2 weeks or so, I have been nonstop thinking about, sewing, planning swimsuits. Usually after work I’ll start cutting and make a plan then sew it up – it often looks bad or crazy but when that happens I just keep using the scraps until they’re unusably small, and I’ve only gone…

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Sewing swimwear / Intuitive sewing!

Finally I got a chance to sew swimwear! I have been thinking about doing this for a year or so but always felt a little intimidated. Since getting my Babylock Victory serger for my birthday last year I knew I needed to try it. I absolutely hate most swimwear I see for sale.. it’s so…

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Sewing My Fabergรฉ Egg Inspired Easter Dress

It’s Spring in New York and Easter is here. I love Easter and after last year’s very quiet celebration with just me and Adam and our cat in the windowless living room of my old apartment I wanted to do something really fun. I love the colors and the all-day, daytime celebration… there is something…

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Working on: Child’s Sailor Outfit

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been lazily sewing a child’s outfit for myself, cribbed from a couple different influences/patterns/ideas I’ve had floating around and some work from my FIT class Haute Couture Sewing Techniques. I had this really nice woven crepe that I bought from Fabscrap a little while ago and I wanted to…

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Sewing Rudi Gernreich’s Kabuki Dress

Two years ago I attended my first Current Affair vintage show in New York. Current Affair happens twice a year in each city it’s based in (New York, SF, LA) and some 200 vintage sellers come together in a convention space to sell in one place. Sellers really bring out some of their most exciting…

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Buying a Sewing Machine

I get asked pretty often how to buy a first sewing machine, how to find patterns, etc, so I’ll be writing a few posts with what I generally say in response to these questions. There are a lot of blogs out there that explain how to pick a sewing machine, and I actually really enjoyed…

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