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Adjust the Bust - The Complete Guide with Kathleen Cheetam- Craftsy Class Review

Before I review the class, I would like to give you a little background information.
Craftsy is a website that was started a few years ago and it has grown by leaps and bounds.
Ericka posted concerning a class on Craftsy in this post
I clicked on the link and I purchase two classes; Sandra Betzina’s pant fitting  and Susan Khalje couture dress.  Recently Craftsy had a 75% discount on their classes and I took advantage of the sale and purchase  a few more classes.

Adjust the Bust was one of the classes I bought.
The technique of watching the video probably 3-4 times before I started taking notes and working with the  models was a winning combination for me.
The topics that  were covered included but were not limited to:
1. How to fit a full bust and a small bust by adding or subtracting fullness to the bust area
2. How to add the ease included in the pattern to your high bust measurement and use the results purchase a pattern that will fit you in the neck and armhole area. This was…

Random Thoughts About Sewing- Original vs. Copying

Kristine wrote two posts this week. The first post generated great conversation. From the responses two questions came to my mind. First, why do we sew? And second is there anything that is original in fashion today? The first question was answered by Kristine here. There is no need for me to reinvent the wheel. Well written Kristine.

The second question was a bit more complicated. I love the fashions of the 50’s, 60’s 70’s and 90’s on so onnnn!. As you can see I did not include fashions era of the 20’s, 30’s 40’s and 80’s. I enjoy looking at the earlier decades; however I am not in love with them. The 80’s was one of the most horrible fashion decades in history. Why, I will address that topic in another post.

I owned a large collection of vintage patterns, and I have a large collection of vintage fashion images that I have collected over a period of time. One of my biggest sources of finding vintage fashion is the internet. I went through my collection and went on the internet to sea…

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. My family and I had a blast, we ate, drank and dance, dance, dance.