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    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.


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The new work table . . .

New Work Table

New Work Table

My super handy hubby has built me a new, smaller work table. This one is 26″ wide by 40″ long and only 27″ high.

A book I was reading the other day on designing your sewing room said that having a table too big for your arms to reach across is basically a waste of space. Since I have very short arms and limited space in my sewing room, I have to agree. If I need a bigger table for some reason, I can always use a different one in the house for a few minutes.

New Work Table 02

New Work Table 02

This one is a much more reasonable size for my space and I can reach all the way to the far side while sitting at it, yet it is still big enough to pin the largest pattern piece I will need to pin to it for alterations. Hubby also glued a double layer of 1/4″ cork board to the top so I have 1/2″ depth to pin into instead of the 1/4″ I had on the old table.

Now I plan to iron a piece of gridded pellon to the surface to provide lines for lining up pattern pieces.

Pellon Iron-on Grid material

Pellon Iron-on Grid material

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