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The Spring 2014 issue of Fashion for Real People, is here! Click on the graphic above to access it. For previous issues, scroll down on this page.


FROM THE EDITORS:

We enjoy sharing with you our years of combined knowledge in image, fashion, and sewing. In each issue we bring you up-to-date fashion information. And THEN we translate that into really usable information about what will work for YOU and your body shape. 

We will show you our “Best Bets”...the most wearable items that will update and personalize your wardrobe to your body shape. No, we are not going to show you clothes that only skinny super-models can wear! We'll be showing fashions for REAL PEOPLE!

We are here to inspire you with ideas, and to show you that beautiful designer clothes are attainable for all of us.  

Would you like more information on fashion, fitting and sewing? Look in our book section for our best-seller titles and check out the workshop page for upcoming "Sewing Vacations."
 



You won't want to miss seeing what we are sewing each season!

                                        Pati

 


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This web magazine focuses on the four seasons of fashion. In each issue:

  • You'll find out "THE LOOK" of the Seasons
  • We'll show you our Editor's Choices--
    the season's most wearable designs.   
  • Using our body shape symbols, you can match up your body shape to the fashion silhouettes that are best for you.
  • Look for our Pattern Picks -- the McCall's, Vogue, and Butterick patterns that fit the season's look.
  • Check out Pati's and Marta's Tips for fitting and sewing. 
    They will ensure that what you sew fit and flatters.

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Enjoy reading past issues of Fashion for Real People for fashion ideas and fit and sewing tips and techniques. 
Back issues are a good reference for fashion ideas for YOUR figure type.
       
Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Fashion FROM Real People 2012

FALL 2013 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Using a shoulder pad in a raglan
Tips for a perfect square corner
No-Side-Seam Pant Perfected
Re-purposing a Knit Top
Silk Blouse Facing Tips
Sewing Sweater Knits
Using a back seam in a pant to
   shape it to your figure
Using blouse patterns M6750 and M6075 to learn how to fit your
   upper body.
Bias Cut Jeans and No-Side-Seam
   Pants

SPRING 2013 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Sewing a Twirly Skirt
When is a Dress a Blouse?
Mix and Match and
  Wardrobe Building
Sewing a Lined Tank
Sewing Tips for a Raglan Jacket
The Challenge of Loosely
   Woven Fabric
Creative Collars
Buttonholes in a Jacket
A No-Side-Seam Pant

Check Out the 2012 Issues of
Fashion FROM Real People,

featuring winners of our 2012 Sewing Contest

Issue 1 PDF

Issue 2 PDF

Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Spring 2011 Fall 2010



FALL 2012 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
A Princess Jacket
Tips for Knits
Sewing the Unisex Shirt
Sheer Silk
Godets in a Skirt
Making a Tank Top
No-side-seam Pant
Accessories
The Little Black Dress
Creative Stripes in a Pant






 

FALL 2011 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Making a silk scarf
Separating a Zipper
Fitting a Contour Waistband
   in Pants
Summary of Tissue-Fitting Order
   in a Basic Bodice
Sewing for the Full-Busted Figure
Topstitching to Accent the
   Design Lines of a Jacket
Fabrics Make a Difference
   in Drape and Ease
Fitting a Cowl-neckline Top
Tissue-Fit for Knits
Sewing Tips for Shirring
Tips for Interfacing and Lining
Think Outside the Box When
    Modifying Patterns

SPRING 2011 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Introducing patterns by
  Melissa Watson-see her fit
  techniques
Wool Doubleknit, Unlined
Leather Jacket, Unlined|
Marta Makes Melissa's Jacket
Cowl Neck Top
Vests for Spring - Collar Tips
A tweed jacket
Pati's and Marta's Swing Jackets
Tops for Jeans
 


FALL 2010 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Sewing a lightweight fabric.
Altering for a full bust and full arms
Avoid distortion in collar stand
Quick elastic waistband
Spring/Summer 2010 Fall/Winter 2009 Spring/Summer 2009 Fall/Winter 2008

SPRING/SUMMER 2010 TIPS AND TECHNIQUES
Tips for a slimming
   illusion
Curved French darts
Topstitching guide
Easy easing
Fit to flatter
Test samples for   buttonholes
Interfaced hem and  Hong Kong  
  seam  finish
Contour waist   pull-on pant

FALL/WINTER 2009
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Easy welt pocket
Easy hidden placket
Topstitching
Matching seams with an
   invisible zipper
Large snaps
Stretch wools

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2009
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Shirtdress ideas
Back details
Jacket length
Jacket interfacing and
  sewing tips
Double-welt pockets
Sweater Knits


 

FALL/WINTER 2008
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Ironing vs. pressing
Fusible interfacings
Chiffon skirt made easier
Accessorizing to add punch
Younger/thinner dressing tips
Embroidery tips
Sheer fabric jeans jacket

 

Fall/Winter 2007

Summer 2007 Winter/Spring 2007 Summer/Fall 2006

FALL/WINTER 2007
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Taping a pant crotch to prevent
  stretchy fabrics from growing
Interfacing for shirts
Covering snaps
Hong Kong seam finish
Embroidery ideas

 

SUMMER 2007
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Correct jacket/skirt lengths for
  pleasing proportions
Stretch cotton unlined jacket
Knit tube tops

 

 

EARLY SPRING 2007
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Sewing sheer fabrics
Rolled-edge skirt godets
Embroidering on Sherpa fabric
Jeans jacket ideas
Perfect Sew stabilizer for embroidery

 

 

EARLY FALL 2006
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Fabric fitting
Quick easing a jacket sleeve cap and
  adding  a sleeve head in one step
Fitting and stabilizing contour waistlines
Fringe
Embroidery ideas and tips
Introduction to PerfectFuse
   interfacings
Cutting fusible interfacings

 

Fall/Winter 2005-2006  Spring/Summer 2005   Winter 2004-2005 Spring-Summer 2004

FALL/WINTER 2005/2006
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Faux fur sewing tips

 

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2005
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Suit sewing
Organza flower accessory
Wool jacket with ribbing
Waistbands
Embroidery ideas and tips for
   jackets and shirts

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2004
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Changing a design
Embroidery ideas

 

Fall/Winter 2003  Spring/Summer 2003    

FALL/WINTER 2003
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Wardrobe ideas
Stopping machine buttonhole
   fraying
Time-saving tips
Having your colors done

 

SPRING/SUMMER 2003
TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

O figure makeover
Cargo pockets
Embroidery ideas

 
   

 

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