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Tuesday Tips with Lindsey Rae!

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

Doing a bit of catch up here, but I want to ensure ALL my Tuesday Tips get added to the blog so you gals can find them nice and easily. I will also add it to the category 'Tuesday Tips' and tag it too, so you can search using them method. So here is the first tip I posted on my insta a couple of weeks ago...


Sew to Grow is all about inspiring and educating to help grow your skills and confidence in sewing. I spend so much time giving inspiration but I also want to help you on your sewing journey. Every Tuesday I will bring to you a tip to make sewing just that little bit easier. And I totally want YOU to be a part of it. So if you have ANYTHING (sewing related of course!) that you would like answered in future tip weeks please post below or send me a DM and ya never know, you might be featured real soon! It could be fitting related; about threads, needles and notions; fabric choices; so many get your thinking caps on and start sending your questions through!

For this week I want to give you my absolute #1 tip that I start ALL of my classes with. "There is no such thing as a standard size"... In fashion every single company has their own standards of measurements. This is the same with pattern designers. We all pick our standard of measurements and then grade to that set of measurements. This means that your sizing in your fave indie pattern designer and your standard simplicity pattern can be completely different. I like to think of measurements like arbitrary symbols. You are a flower, heart, star shape because you are unique! This is why we (I) sew... to make a custom fitted garment that is an US (ME) size not a standard size. I love that we can grade between sizes, make adjustments, and design our garments to suit our own individual shapes, style, and personalities.


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