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peterlappin Completed pocket bag finished with French seams, which encase the raw edges of the bag. Bag is made from black cotton sateen. #sewingaskirt #sewing #menwhosew #tailoring #menwhosew #sewing #fashioninstituteoftechnology 17min
  •   solo_sewing When possible, I always use french seams on pockets. Such a nice finish 15min
  •   peterlappin @solo_sewing I finally understand how to do this cleanly. 12min

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missedinhistory #Repost @fitspecialcollections with @repostapp.
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A hairdo how-to from the May 1882 issue of Revue de la coiffure et journal des coiffures réunis. #fashion #fashionhistory #hair #hairstyle #hairdressing #hairdresser #1882 #victorian #updo #fitnyc #specialcollections #fashioninstituteoftechnology
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lgbtqsu Club Fair is NOW! Come by the Great Hall until 2PM to check out how you can be involved in LGBTQSU! #fitnyc #fashioninstituteoftechnology #fitclubfair #fitlgbtqsu #fitlgbtq #lgbtqstudentsunited @fitnyc @studentlife_fit 2h

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ed2010atfit Is it your dream to work for a magazine?
TODAY AT FIT: Stop by the club fair and join @_ed2010 at FIT! We'll be here from 12-2 in the Great Hall, so come learn what we're all about!
#fashioninstituteoftechnology
#ed2010
#magazine
#fitnyc
#nyc
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ashley_rose_jewelry I had a fabulous time at the Style Shoppe last night, where I love my Polaroid momento!
My jewelry is now available in the shop, so go get your own fabulous momento. All of my pieces have my handmade hangtag on them.
#jewelry #create #positive #style #glam #fashion #FIT #fashioninstituteoftechnology #necklaces #jewelrydesigner #jewelryaddiction #jewelryaddict #fashionista #inspiration #style #quartznecklace #armcandy #entrepreneur #beawesome #bebeautiful #memories #friendship
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joe_carrotta @pacifico_photo in the changing room hallway. Thank you Pacifico for being apart of this shoot! It was awesome being able to photograph you!
#nikon #nikkor #nikontop #nikond750 #profoto #profotob1 #profotoglobal #darkroom #darkmornings #expofilm #keepshooting #lighting #strobe #nyc #fashioninstituteoftechnology
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fitspecialcollections A hairdo how-to from the May 1882 issue of Revue de la coiffure et journal des coiffures réunis. #fashion #fashionhistory #hair #hairstyle #hairdressing #hairdresser #1882 #victorian #updo #fitnyc #specialcollections #fashioninstituteoftechnology 4h

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peterlappin I baste with cotton thread, a size 7 needle, and eventually a thimble, when I get the hang of it. #sewing #menwhosew #tailoring #ladiestailoring #fashioninstituteoftechnology #basting 6h
  •   lisa.poblenz Have you tried the leather ones you can sometimes find in the quilting section! It has a little metal circle inside the leather over the tip of your finger. Before finding those thimbles, I could never use one, but now it's indispensable. 6h
  •   lisa.poblenz Sorry for that exclamation point. Didn't mean to "yell". :) 6h
  •   miriam.cain78 I agree with @lisa.poblenz . When I was learning to do smocking, a leather thimble saved my finger from being permanently "pierced". It fit my finger better than other thimbles and was the easiest to get used to wearing too. 5h
  •   janomegnome I agree about leather thimbles. I'm considering making one. All leather or elastic with a leather bit for the contact with the needle. Strikes me makers shouldn't have to live with uncomfortable ill fitting anything, honestly. 5h
  •   mimidoit I hand baste my stitch line whenever I have a tricky bit to sew and don't trust pins, saves a lot of time and tears later on. 5h
  •   patricia.rhoton I have an antique sterling thimble. The dimples are deep and grab the needle. It is small and grips the tip of my finger, stopping before the joint. It is a requirement for me to hand sew. Love it. 3h
  •   lisa.poblenz @janomegnome Did you see that tutorial in @seamworkmag about making a leather thimble? I might be wrong, but I think that is where I saw it one or two issues ago. 3h
  •   janomegnome @lisa.poblenz ooh no I didn't. I'll check it out. I just had one of those slow slow thought processes where I realized I was sewing well fitting beautiful clothes with an ill fitting uncomfortable metal finger garment... And I could probably do something about that... Face palm! 2h

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peterlappin To prevent stretching of the pocket opening, the top pocket facing is cut on grain, even though it lines up with the bias edge of the top pocket lining and skirt pocket edge. #sewingaskirt #fashioninstituteoftechnology #ladiestailoring #tailoring #menwhosew #sewing 6h

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peterlappin The top pocket facing, the skirt front, and the top pocket lining are all hand basted together. #sewing #menwhosew #tailoring #ladiestailoring #fashioninstituteoftechnology #sewingaskirt 6h

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peterlappin In my ladies tailoring class at FIT, we hand baste the under pocket facing to the under pocket lining, before stitching at the machine. #vintagefabric #fashioninstituteoftechnology #ladiestailoring #tailoring #menwhosew #sewing 6h

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