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squarepicYou have asked for tips on sewing more neatly, so Ruth introduces us to a selection of back-to-basics tricks for a neat finish.

aspetti di vita quotidiana, abbigliamento lana,TaccuinoPeople come in different shapes, sizes, abilities... and other traits, such as how we experience the world. Here's how to enjoy sewing anyway.

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Christina DeAngelo continues her bicycling tour de force with step by step drafting and making up instructions for a pair of perfect fitting gaiters.

bodiceIn the final instalment of our ultimate bodice fitting series, we complete the look by fitting a period sleeve to our 1863 bodice.

bodiceIn Part 6 of this series, we perfect the historical fit using what we've learned from the modern sloper, along with a little research.

bodiceIn Part 5 of this series, we'll go historical now, taking what we've learned from the modern sloper and using it to fit a Victorian bodice pattern.

bodiceA correctly fitted bodice is a thing of beauty. In Part 4, a failsafe method of checking the fit step by step, and we'll begin tweaking from there.

bodiceA correctly fitted bodice is a thing of beauty. In Part 3, you'll make horizontal adjustments to the sloper, and then the first mock-up! 

apex changedNothing draws admiration from other seamstresses like a correctly fitted bodice. In Part 2, we'll select a sloper and make vertical adjustments.

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