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Three Scrapbuster Scout Tees

I’ve been trying to use up some fabric from my stash, and I thought woven T-shirts would be a good way to use small pieces of fabric. I have not had good luck with woven T-shirts in the past, though.

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Meet My Mini-Me

After making my Bootstrap Fashion DIY stuffed dress form, I made a half scale version of myself. Pretty cute, isn’t she? I made some alterations to the bust area to try to correct the fitting issues I had there on

Posted in Half-Scale Patternmaking and Sewing, Patternmaking, Sewing

DIY Dress Form Arm

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Bootstrap Fashion DIY Dress Form

Links in this post identified by an asterisk (*) are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I will earn a commission (at no additional cost to you). I was provided this pattern at no cost to

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A Better Paper Tape Dress Form: Part 5 – Marking the Form and Making a Cover

This is the last post in a five part tutorial for making a paper tape dress form that truly matches your measurements and body shape. Part 1: Introduction and Materials List Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Taping the Outer Form

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A Better Paper Tape Dress Form: Part 4 – Making the Final Form

This is the fourth post in a five part tutorial for making a paper tape dress form that truly matches your measurements and body shape. Part 1: Introduction and Materials List Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Taping the Outer Form

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A Better Paper Tape Dress Form: Part 3 – Taping the Outer Form

This is the third post in a five part tutorial for making a paper tape dress form that truly matches your measurements and body shape. Part 1: Introduction and Materials List Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Taping the Outer Form

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A Better Paper Tape Dress Form: Part 2 – Preparation

This is the second post in a five part tutorial for making a paper tape dress form that truly matches your measurements and body shape. Part 1: Introduction and Materials List Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Taping the Outer Form

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A Better Paper Tape Dress Form: Part 1 – Intro and Materials

This is the first post in a five part tutorial for making a paper tape dress form that truly matches your measurements and body shape. Part 1: Introduction and Materials List Part 2: Preparation Part 3: Taping the Outer Form

Posted in Patternmaking, Sewing

Sewing Podcasts

I’ve recently become a podcast-aholic. Previously I’d listen to an occasional sewing related podcast episode when a blogger I follow would mention it, but I didn’t subscribe to any podcasts.  It just seemed like too much of a hassle to

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