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December 2022 News Update

It has been quite a long time since I have sent a newsletter. I think the last one I sent was about 4 years ago. A lot has changed in 4 years. We just relaunched our website and have made a lot of changes. But the first major one is that we are verifying email addresses. This has a lot...
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My Facebook was Hacked

I feel like this was heading my way. I've been researching solutions so I can organize my testing groups outside of Facebook, but I just wasn't fast enough. I somehow got hacked. I was forced into 2-factor authentication about a month ago and it seems to have made things less secure. I was able to download my FB data this...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 7

Today is the day the bra is finished! I hope this series has helped you work your way through this project. Today we complete the waistline, the center front and the front strap attachment. Not too complicated. But just as everything else, don't rush and it will turn out beautiful. As for my own Jackie, I had to finish up...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 6

We are nearing the finish line for our Jackie Sew Along. I am taking a different process to create a Jackie bra. I clean finished the back neckline and armhole with fold over elastic and added a hook and eye. The first think I did was line up my hooks and eyes to the center back and cut off the...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 5

My own Jackie bra is coming right along. Today I added band elastics to the bottom and trimmed up the armholes so I can use foldover elastics as my finish. The first thing I did was pin the double layers securely at the hem, then overlocked the right side of the elastic to the right side of the bra, right...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 4

We are officially in Week 4 of the Sew Along. I'm working on my own version, so I'll share that first, then I'll share what those that are working with the Sew Along are working on. I started today by attaching fold over elastic to the neckline of the center front. I then attached the side fronts to the center...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 3

This week we begin to assemble the body of the sports bra. My bra construction is a little different from the ones in the instructions and the videos. I am going to work on the body this week and next week as I am not including a zipper on mine and I want to make progress on my own next...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 2

This week we work on straps. I am super excited about these straps. Not only do they look awesome, but they are very versatile because they adjust. The secret ingredients - cut & sew foam on the strap and an adjustable bra strap. Here is my newest set of straps. The straps are a little more complicated to put together,...
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Jackie Sports Bra Sew Along Week 1

I have been listening to my customers and the greatest requests for my patterns were to make a front closing sports bra with an adjustible strap. It has been a few years since my last sports bra pattern, but those requests were always on my mind. The adjustible strap on the Laurel was a little challenging to adjust, so I...
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Jackie: more than a sports bra

Whilst I’d like to say I began sewing lingerie for fun, it was more a case of problem solving since store-bought items pinched, rubbed and ultimately lead to more time than I would like ending up braless. Continue reading →
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