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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

Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 5 – How Patterns Work by Assembil Books
Thanks for reading my review series on pattern making books. This review is the 5th in my series and is
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Pattern Release – Girl’s Sized Little Rachel Tank Top
My daughter is such a spunky little girl. She wants to be just like her mama. She comes home from
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 4 – Pattern-Drafting for Fashion Advanced by Teresa Gilewska
This is the 4th book in review for my pattern making book review series. I would have written about the
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National Sewing Month is Here!
National Sewing Month is here! I honestly didn’t even know there was a thing called “National Sewing Month.” But a
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 3 – Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design by Zamkoff & Price
Thanks for reading the third book review in my pattern making review series. This book is called Basic Pattern Skills
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It’s our 16th Anniversary!
This month marks the 16th anniversary of my business, Porcelynne. 16 years ago this month, I made my way across
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How I Started Selling on Amazon and the Experiences that Followed
I first started selling on Amazon in September of 2013. I was recruited by a representative on Amazon that summer
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 2 – Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern By Fairchild Publishing
Introducing the second book in my pattern making review series, titled Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern. For those you
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 1 – Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong
So here is my disclaimer: I am close to completing my own an introductory pattern drafting book but I felt
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The First Laurel Sports Bra Prototype is Complete
I was able to complete the Laurel Sports Bra prototype this weekend while my daughter sewed her first project –
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