2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 6, 2010

MAIL....

SOMETIMES, yes sometimes mind you, I love getting mail. Look what came in the mail for me today.
KNOW HOW MUCH FABRIC TO BUY, WITHOUT A PATTERN IN HAND!
  • Sometimes the perfect fabric catches your eye and demands to be bought, but you do not have a particular pattern in hand. How much should you buy?
  • These reference cards will help you estimate as accurately as possible, by providing tables that summarize actual fabric requirements from real patterns, broken down by outfit size and fabric width.
  • Over 2,000 patterns were used to build the tables, including patterns from Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick, Vogue, Burda, Neue Mode, Kwik Sew, Hot Patterns, & New Look.
The cards are available at this link. I've wanted these ever since I first heard about them. They are so cute and will not take up too much room in my purse (I already carry an overloaded purse). I think the cards will help me a lot with good on the spot estimates in purchasing fabric I love but don't know exactly what pattern I'll use for it. There's a card for everything I sew: dresses, jackets, tops, skirts and pants. What a Great idea!!!

15 comments:

  1. Hmmmm... Very interesting! I'm always on the lookout for new sewing toys! And how many times have I been in the fabric store and saw something that would be wonderful for pants, etc. and stood there trying to figure out how much I needed.

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  2. What a great idea! Fabric without patterns happen all the time...

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  3. I LOVE my cards! I use them all the time. You will love yours too Faye!
    Gwen is going to have a booth at the Tampa Sewing Expo if anyone's going - you can check them out there.

    Have fun and enjoy your sewing moments!

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  4. What an awesome idea! Put them on my "TO GET!" list.

    Thanks for letting us know about them!

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  5. I'm so glad you like them, Faye! :)

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  6. I've been wanting these too. I may have to treat myself soon.

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  7. that's a great idea...so many times I was in a fabric store and stumped at how much to buy. Being such a frugal person, as myself, I do not like to overbuy. AND underbuying is the worst...happened way too many times to me.

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  8. Ooo.. I've seen those before and I want one. But I'm trying to cut back on my fabric purchases until I can go through my stash first and I'll get one. :)

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  9. I sent fayedoll an email. Let me know if you don't get it (that sounds soooo weird!).

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  10. Gwen was on to a good thing when she made these up - Enjoy

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  11. What a great idea! . . gonna have to bookmark this link . . Thanks Faye!

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  12. I LOVE getting mail "presents" too! What neat cards to have on hand... esp. when at a place like Gail K's!

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  13. Those cards are great, I've made a little "cheat sheet" that lives in my wallet, but those are much more detailed. I may have to get a set!

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  14. Those are such a good idea. I think I might have to get a set.

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  15. Faye it's been a long time but I'm so glad to see how your blog has progressed! I'm very impressed with all the links you've provided - just awesome, as is your sewing talents.

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing