Author Archives: Amy Mayen

How To Add Sparkles To Photos

I’m in several bow making groups on facebook, and recently had some help learning how to add sparkles to photos. This is a great way to show off rhinestones or sequin details in your handmade bows or sewing projects! I … Continue reading

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New Look 6285 & Fave Women’s Sewing Blogs

My muslin for New Look 6285 needs a full bust adjustment. I guess I should probably assume a FBA in most patterns; but I haven’t made many of my own shirts so I’m still learning by trial and error. Mostly … Continue reading

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Common Fit Issues in Ready To Wear Clothing

Even if you never plan to sew clothing for yourself, this post can help you identify some common fit issues in ready to wear clothing. Knowing fit and construction quality can help you make better shopping choices and look fabulous. Many … Continue reading

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Farm Update: Summer

I’ve been meaning to keep you updated on the progress here at the farm. I feel like a post blog needs a finished product to show, and the truth is farm work is never really finished. So maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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Sewing Splurges: My Wish List

A list of sewing splurges I can’t live without. Er…you! You can’t live without:) I’ve been itching to shop. Fabric…especially fabric. *Silent tears* I’m pretty sure that once we get this farm income rolling, I’m gonna be swiping visa so hard I’ll … Continue reading

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