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Movin’ on over!

Thank you, dear readers, for your support.  New posts from now on can be found at Sewpow.com.  If you were a subscriber before, all you have to do is head over to the site and type your email into the sidebar. … Continue reading

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New Pattern for Fall Sewing: Simplicity 1325

Psssst!  This blog post (and the full-sized photos) moved: sewpow.com   It’s fall–in my sewing room.  I got the autumn stitch itch (ASI).  After the little write-up with my picks for the Simplicity early fall line, I’ve had cool-weather clothes on the … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with Club BMV??

Psssst!  This blog post has moved: sewpow.com   More specifically, my question is about the Material Mondays perk.  Let me go into a little detail. I, like many seamstresses that go before me, have acquainted myself with the convoluted clustermuck that … Continue reading

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Review: McCalls 6848 Adorable Sleepwear

Psssst!  This blog post (and the full-size photos) moved: sewpow.com Wish you had cute jammies?  You might be one pattern away from an endless array.  Today I have your review for McCalls 6848.  

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Pattern Review: Simplicity C2010

Psssst!  This blog post (and the full-sized photos) moved: sewpow.com   You do it.  I do it.  We all do it: wipe our hands on the front of our clothes.  You know, maybe they’re clean but wet.  Anywho, that’s a bad habit. … Continue reading

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Meetup reminder

Psssst!  This blog post has moved: sewpow.com This is just a quick reminder for you sew-ers in the Philly area.  Our Sewing Meetup Group is having its first cocktail hour one week from today!! Details are as follows:

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McCalls Early Fall 2014– Four picks and a tip.

    Psssst!  This blog post has moved: sewpow.com So last week Simplicity revealed their Early Fall 2014 collection.  And there were a few winners.  McCalls seems to be batting the same.  Without further ado, here are my picks:

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Unfortunately, I’ll have to burn this top

Psssst!  This blog post has moved: sewpow.com Ok, that’s a bit sensationalist, as far as titles go. What I will say is that this would-be wardrobe basic hasn’t worked out yet. The pattern in question is Simplicity 2189.  View B. Harmless-looking, … Continue reading

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Fall 2014?! Ten New Simplicity patterns to talk about.

Psssst!  This blog post has moved: sewpow.com ***updated 8/20*** scroll to the bottom for a link to my first garment from the new collection~~ Did you know that Simplicity’s Early Fall 2014 patterns were up?  If you knew but didn’t tell … Continue reading

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