Product & Development Ideas

September 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM 9 comments

We know you LOVE the sewing curriculum ~ we ALMOST can’t keep up with the demand!! Thank you for all of your support!

What might your next “love” be?  What should our “Product & Development” team [aka Jen & Dee :0) ] work on next?

We’d appreciate YOUR input!  Tell us what you’d like to learn…


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  • 1. Melissa  |  September 11, 2010 at 1:22 AM

    Oh! PLEASE make button down, collared blouses!!! That would be just the thing to complete an entire wardrobe for my daughters! How about night gowns, baby/toddler girl dresses or perhaps nice clothes or pajamas for young men/boys? All these things would be so wonderful for all 5 of my kiddos! Thanks for all you do!

    • 2. modestmomma  |  September 11, 2010 at 9:01 AM

      Melissa – thanks for your reply!!

      Button Down Collared Blouses, check. The next level of “You CAN Sew!” will include a button placket, so this would be a great addition to the course! OO-OO-oo…I’m getting so many ideas right now! Peter Pan collar, standard collar, spread collar, tab collar, button-down collar; slim fit, traditional fit, princess seams; one for girls, one for boys…

      Nightgowns, check. (Any dress pattern can be used for a nightgown pattern as well. Just omit the tie-backs, and choose a jersy knit fabric, stretch needle for your machine, and a use a zigzag stitch.) I bet you’re thinking something with a round yoke, and a ruffle at the bottom??? Great idea!

      Pajamas, check. We are currently working on unisex leisure pants. A nice top with raglan sleeves would complete the pajama set!

      • 3. Melissa  |  September 18, 2010 at 1:44 AM

        Any ideas or hints about when the next level might be available? I’m currently working on a fall/winter wardrobe….is that too soon?!?! ;-D

      • 4. modestmomma  |  September 18, 2010 at 11:16 AM

        Well…we are hoping we’ll be ready for the next home-school convention season this coming spring 2011! We’re developing with excellence in mind. ;o) A button down shirt will likely be the first skill assessment, though. I know that makes you smile!

      • 5. Melissa  |  September 19, 2010 at 2:31 AM

        Yes…that certainly does! We used to purchase from a catalog some great blouses with puffed short sleeves and Peter Pan collars with lace along the edge…they were SO pretty….would LOVE to be able to do something like that!

        Also, the nightgowns I had in mind have gathered sleeves (either short or long) and the body is all one piece, no gathers….looking for comfort, versatility and longevity. Ruffles sound sweet!

        Just bought a bunch of flannel to make my girls some bloomers for the winter….one daughter picked bright PINK! Now THERE’s a thought to keep you warm on a cold day! ;-D

  • 6. Lisa  |  September 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    I’d like to know how to make a plush (stuffed) 33 foot long snake for my son who says he’s going to Santa for this Christmas!!

    • 7. modestmomma  |  September 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM

      No problem. 33 feet long, though? Wow – that’s a BIG snake. Give me a call & I’ll walk you through it. Simple, really. =)

  • 8. Lisa  |  September 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Or how about how to take clothes in? Or how to hem denim?

    • 9. modestmomma  |  September 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM

      Lisa – thanks for popping in!

      Alterations (taking clothes in) are somewhat of an advanced sewing skill, but we do plan to cover them in the next level of “You CAN Sew!”. Anything specific you have in mind?

      Hemming denim is the same as hemming any fabric, except that you’d want to use a “denim” needle for your machine. (OOOOh – Be brave and try a “double” or “twin” needle! All you need is TWO top threads, one fed through each needle. Leave the bobbin thread alone.)

      I’ve also seen a little thing in the notions section of my fabric store called a jean-a-ma-jig (I think) which is a plastic or teflon piece used when sewing denim to help get over the big humps where seams meet. I’ve never tried it myself, but I’d like to.

      Measure twice, and cut once! Then, pin like crazy!


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