Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Any good new blogs?

Hello ladies!

I want to add some new blogs to my list and hope that you have some suggestions! I would prefer smaller, interesting blogs. Tutorials and things like that don't interest me in the least or vintage lifestyle blogs. I like seeing finished sewing projects and learning a bit about people's lives...

Give me some suggestions is you have time! Thanks! :)

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  1. Aw, you deleted me.

    I did a similar blog post a couple weeks ago and someone told me to check out Debi's (My Happy Sewing Place) blog roll. I ended up adding about 20 subscriptions after looking through hers. She has a ton!

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    1. Haha no you're still there. I just meant more like Gertie, MPB, etc. I have tired of them. I will go look at Debi's, good idea.

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  2. See if you can snag yourself a copy of "The Sew/Fit Manual" by Ruth oblander and Joan Anderson. It is a comprehensive fit manual, the best that I have ever seen. I had given up seeing because I couldn't get anything to fit, then I stumbled across this book, and it was a revelation! There are also booklets that cover specific subjects, such as pants. Nancy Zieman has adopted her methods, although her work does not seem to be as comprehensive. I managed to track her down several years ago to buy a copy. She was in poor health and looking for someone to pick up distribution duties. It looks like she did; see hiplinemedia.com.

    This book is amazing. It took me from someone who could never seem to get anything to fit to tailoring shirts for my husband where I changed the slope of the shoulder, the width at the shoulder, I cut the chest width an amazing four inches, altered the sleeves so he could still raise his arms, and lengthened the sleeves. The poor guy obviously had never had a shirt fit before. He looked gorgeous in them, instead of sloppy in his RTW. This is several years ago now, and I don't pay any attention to the so-called alteration instructions on patterns--they are worse than useless.

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    1. ...I had given up sewing...(my spell checker can also sometimes be worse than useless)

      The person I tracked down was Ruth Oblander. Nancy Zieman, it says on that site, helped in the creation of the book.

      In addition to standard tools, it is helpful but not mandatory to have a good French curve set for pattern design when using the book. It's easier to run your pencil down a curve than trace a line.

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about all the tutorials! I have been deleting some lately because they seem to post three times a day, and it just clogs up my blog feed thing.

    I second the idea of Debi's blog roll, and also the blog roll from the blog Mushywear. Let us know what you find!

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  4. Is it totally presumptuous of me to recommend my own blog? I started it at the beginning of the year, about the same time that I found your blog. I hope you like it.
    www.truebias.com

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    1. I don't think it's presumptuous! I just found your blog through A Fashionable Stitch and it's fabulous. I'm especially in love with your chevron Jenny skirt. I second your recommendation. :)

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  5. Whenever I get bored I scroll through the wesewretro.com list and see what's going on. I contribute there too. It's always a funky place to check out new stuff and it's a good place to brainstorm. If you have a issue and can't fix it, ask those talented gals... If no one there can help then it can't be done. :)

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  6. Like Kelly, I think my blog is worth a read. I've been a light on with my sewing lately, but school holidays are coming, so I'm prepping for a massive sewing binge! Love following your blog btw.

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  7. Is too bad self recommendation...? I stated lat year and got voted by my reader best sewing blogger of 2011.. Only because I'm so inspired by great fellow bloggers .


    Houseofpinheiro.blogspot.com

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  8. Annabellebumps.blogspot.com is a nice blog. Many of her posts are of completed sewing projects and she's very sweet. Definitely worth checking out. The Sew Weekly is also a good place to find new blogs. Most of the new contributors (including myself ;) ) have a link at the bottom of the post (in the bio) and many of them post more than just the Sew Weekly projects.

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  9. I recommend Debbie's blog at http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.com/ as well as my own (click on my name).

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  10. Hmm...I don't see myself on your blogroll, do you not have a shallow musings area?

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  11. You should check my blog out if you're interested: http://dapperduds.wordpress.com/

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  12. I was just coming here to recommend your blog, Cynthia! How funny. I just discovered it today while searching for bow-print fabric.

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  13. Oh I hope you like mine? I can't be bothered with tutorials and sew almost exclusively from vintage patterns :-) The URL is http://kittysdrawings.com :-)

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  14. Is it weird to recommend your own blog? I don't talk about my life as much but I live in NYC, study martial arts, make iPhone apps, sew from vintage or self-drafted patterns and don't post tutorials.

    My blog is here: http://www.meladori.com/shesinfashion

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  15. The Selfish Seamstress is laugh out loud funny. Really, she's witty and amazing. I highly recommend this blog: http://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com Oh, and I have blog too! If it's okay, I'll recommend mine as well. :) But you don't have to read it. Really. :) www.helenethelstudio.blogspot.com

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  16. Pick me, pick me :)
    My blog is www.sewmelove.com
    I don't have many tutorials, mainly because I am a beginner! Started sewing last year in July. I post heaps of pics of my finished garments, inside and out. I only make dresses :P

    My other favs: http:
    www.splatastic.blogspot.com
    www.dapperduds.wordpress.com
    http://msjennyhomemaker.blogspot.com.au
    http://poppykettle.blogspot.com.au

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  17. Eu amo ULLAs Quilt World.Ela é fantástica e faz peças que me encantam sempre.Vá lá conferir e se surpreenda.Beijos.

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  18. A friend of mine recently started blogging, and she makes some cute things. She's just started sewing, though, and tends to think things through a lot, so sewing can be a bit on the slow side. But she's new and eager, and posts hilarious pictures of her projects draped on various disgruntled pets. :)

    Although I should point out, she doesn't just post about sewing projects. She has a wide range of crafty interests, including cross stitch, knitting, and recently she's picked up crocheting.

    Her name is Heather, and her blog is called FussWorks.
    http://fussworks.blogspot.ca/

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  19. Here's one I really enjoy:
    http://cyberdaze.wordpress.com/

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  20. Thanks, I picked up a couple from this post too!

    Do you read Su Sews: http://su-sews-so-so.blogspot.com/

    Also, may I humbly recommend my blog: http://madebytrisha.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hi molly,
    I just wanted to say I'm a big fan and if you read my blog that would awesome. I totally know what you mean about the "big" blogs, people have the need to write daily posts about nothing, its so frusrating to read!Have a lovely day. http://sewingwithpatience.blogspot.com.au/

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