Saturday, December 21, 2013

Announcing My new Class on Craftsy: "Jacket Fitting Techniques"

Join me to learn more about how to custom fit a jacket pattern for yourself and others! I will show you the Art of Drape Fitting for a more customized fit. You will learn about proper measuring, accurate marking, lay out/cut out, and construction of your muslin. I'll guide you through pattern adjustments, the fit process and much more. Please visit me at Craftsy, and use this link to sign up for my new class:  for a discount from me :-)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Share the Gift of "Making" with Others

It's that time of year again! What better way to show how much you care, than to give the gift of knowledge. It's a powerful thing to be able to create a garment with your own hands. It's very satisfying to know that you did that because you could, because you improved upon your skill, or that you learned something new.

I encourage all of you to gift a Craftsy class to yourself or someone else.
Here is a link to my class: "The Classic Tailored Shirt"

Don't forget, there are many other classes to choose from as a gift as well :-))
Happy Holidays!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Join the September Flirt Skirt Sew Along!

Just a note to announce the first Craftsy "Sew Along"! Join your fellow sewists, and make my
Pamela's Closet, Inc. "Flirt Skirt". This pattern was designed for everyone to have a great fitting skirt with a graceful fish-tail back for "Dramatic and Memorable Exits". For the "Sew Along", the skirt will be made in your choice of two beautiful linens from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. This Essex yarn dyed linen is available in Natural or Denim colors. Either one will be a great addition to your wardrobe!
Click on this link, and it will take you there to sign up. Hurry, the course starts soon!

This "Sew Along" has lots of photos and written instructions to assist you while making the "Flirt Skirt", and I will be available to answer any questions you may have along the way.
So, go ahead and sign up...Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Join your fellow Shirtmakers for the Craftsy Fabric Sale!

Here is a link for you to get fabric at 20% off at Craftsy.

You will find great deals on fabric for you to create beautiful shirts, or anything else you may want to sew.
Go ahead...take a look, you just might find something you NEED :-))

Fabric Banner

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Variations on a Theme

Now that many of you have made "The Classic Tailored Shirt", why not try to make a variation of a Classic.

Here are some pictures of shirts from "The Vault". One is made in Silk Charmeuse, and if you look closely enough, you will see that the print is: "Lions and Tigers and Bears" (Oh My!!). When I saw this piece of fabric in the store, I couldn't resist -it was calling my name! One of my favorite movies is "The Wizard of Oz", so this beautiful silk had to come home with me.

Another is a rare Byron Lars Vogue pattern #1420. It is quite complicated to make, but I enjoyed every minute of it! I took a picture of the front and back for you to see.

This one is a Vogue 2396 that is discontinued, but is a great shirt if you can find it. I added about 2 inches to lengthen it. You may remember this pattern, it was styled for the model to look like Audrey Hepburn. This is the white shirt on the pattern cover. I made it in Lt. Blue cotton Broadcloth.
As you can probably see, I tend to like clothes that do "tricks". All of these have a tie, and/or wrap in some way.
This last one is a Burda Magazine pattern, included with the line drawing from the magazine. It was made in Brown herringbone weave linen. It is cross dyed linen, because it has black threads in the weave.

All of these shirts were fun to make and are fun to wear. Let's see your "Variations". Join me at and post some of the shirts you've made. I can't wait to "meet" you" in my class, "The Classic Tailored Shirt"!