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Announcement of Classes

Announcement of Classes

I taught at a bra making conference this past weekend, and while it was a little overwhelming due to class size, I have decided to start teaching again. I have set up five 3-day workshops to teach pattern drafting and manipulation of bras. The best part is that I am limiting class size to 5 individuals for each class. I...
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How to determine what size your bra was drafted for

How to determine what size your bra was drafted for

How would you like to know what size your bra was actually drafted for? Since there are so many different ways people measure for fitting bras, I thought I'd try to shed some light on why some people measure some ways and why some people measure other ways. The first thing to cover is how people measure. I have encountered...
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Silent, but Busy on the Home Front

Silent, but Busy on the Home Front

I know I have been silent lately, but I have been working on some big things. As you can see, I gave my website and blog a facelift, a much needed facelift. I believe it is more mobile friendly now, so be sure to let me know if you encounter any issues with either. I also created and developed an...
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New Blog, New Courses, New…

New Blog, New Courses, New…

I have been working on this redesign since September. It is amazing how long it actually takes me to implement changes when it is just me. I used to think that my employees slowed me down, but perhaps they made me more efficient with my time. With no employees, I now do it all. I am still one website away...
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Big Fabric and Trim Sale Saturday, January 26th

Big Fabric and Trim Sale Saturday, January 26th

I have been slowly selling through the excess inventory I hauled across the United States to my new home in Florida. The last year and a half I have decided to take my business in different directions all at once. I have made a few resolutions - I will turn the focus of my business to my pattern making and...
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Laurel Sports Bra Pattern Release

Laurel Sports Bra Pattern Release

Happy New Year to all. I have been busy, as always, working on new and exciting things. This new sports bra pattern is no exception. I made a new style with a few new features. The Laurel Sports Bra is no different in fit than the Christina, in fact you can interchange the pattern pieces of the Laurel with the...
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End of the Year Update

End of the Year Update

This time of year is always nuts. My business is super slow and my daughter's schedule is super busy, plus trying to figure out what to get my loved ones for Christmas is just a nightmare. For a small business like mine, Christmas time is the slowest time of the year, but it is also my busiest time of year,...
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Getting a Pattern Ready for Sale

Getting a Pattern Ready for Sale

As I'm trucking along in the 7th hour of putting the pattern sizes together, I keep thinking that people really don't know what it entails to get a pattern ready for release. I am hoping I'll have this pattern ready for release next week, but I still have hours left of making the sizes look good and have to update...
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Release of Pattern Design: Fundamentals

Release of Pattern Design: Fundamentals

It is done and live everywhere! Pattern Design: Fundamentals is here! It has been a labor of love and I have finally given birth to my book, 5 years in the making. I feel like I can take a deep breath now, you know, before I start the next book in this series. But before I can do that, I...
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Spiral Binding Do-it-Yourself

Spiral Binding Do-it-Yourself

I almost always spiral bind the drafts of my books while I'm editing, so I am often dropping by the Office Depot to get spiral binding done. Unfortunately, my Office Depot is the only office supply store in about a 10 mile radius, so they are often overworked and understaffed. For the last 4 binding projects, I had to drop...
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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have so many things I am working on and I wanted to make it a better reading experience for you. I have kept this blog up now for 6 years. It has gone from Wordpress to Blogger and now back to Wordpress. Hopefully this is to stay.

I am over ambitious at times, but my goal is to keep you updated with what my latest projects are through my blog. I occasionally post things up on Facebook and Instagram, but frankly I am way too busy to be on those things. Make sure to subscribe to my blog, which actually reminds me that I need to double check that works.

-Jennifer

Rachel Tank Pattern Hack: Turn it into a Dress and Make Fit Adjustments
I love to make things multi-purpose. For example, my family uses the dining room table as a place to collect
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Pattern Release: Girls Little Rachel Brief
I technically released this pattern when I released the Little Rachel Tank, but I wanted to make a separate post
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Pattern Design Pre-Sales are Now Available
Pattern Design is my educational solution to teaching pattern making for beginners. I shared my collection of pattern making books
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 8 – Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi
I have officially saved the best review for last. I love all of these books equally. I currently own all
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 3
Are you back for more information? Perfect. Let’s get started. For the Rachel Tank, I didn’t want to account for
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 7 – Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics by Keith Richardson
For the 7th part in my series about pattern drafting books, I am covering Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 2
How is your brain capacity for grading right now? Overwhelmed yet? I wanted to break the bust grade out into
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 6 – Pattern Making by the Flat-Pattern Method by Hollen & Kundel
You probably never realized how many pattern making books there were. This is the 6th book in my pattern drafting
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The Start of the Laurel Sports Bra Grading Saga
I have completed the design of the Laurel Sport Bra and made all my necessary changes to the 38J pattern
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 1
I recently created a pattern called the Rachel Tank, with 5 bust size options. It was a challenge to determine
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