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Category Archives: Construction

What i Made: The Nettie Bodysuit + Giveaway

posted on 05/12/2014, by

It’s a familiar scene: a harried woman is perched in front of her closet and wailing to herself, “I have nothing to wear!” The absence of appropriate attire is a legitimate reason to lament, which is why having staples and basics is imperative to well-being and well-dressing. You’ll always know what to reach for. A  Continue Reading »

Colette Guide to Sewing Knits Giveaway

posted on 04/28/2014, by

Sewing knits is uncharted territory for many seamstresses. Unlike wovens, they have a give that it not exact, and because of that, it can be frustrating and hard to handle. Getting to know knits – their structure, how they’re made, best ways to cut, most effective tools, etc. – can make the leap into this  Continue Reading »

Minimum Stretch in Underwear

posted on 04/14/2014, by

Undies are one of the easiest garments to sew (don’t ask me to call them panties, because I won’t). Streamlining construction, I combine the front and the back pieces at the crotch, so the only seams to sew are the side seams. Easy to make, yes, but I need more hands and fingers to tell  Continue Reading »

Madalynne’s Guide to Rhinestones and Beading

posted on 03/30/2014, by













      I'm representing the sewing community on COCA COLA'S blog, revealing who we are, what we do and how much fun we have. Be sure to check out and share the article!

       

      One of my favorite books, Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction by NORMA LOEHR is now available in print. Order a copy now!

       

      JEN just released my favorite Grainline pattern to date, The Alder Shirtdress, which is available in both print and PDF. And that's not it! She also relaunched her online shop. Way to go, Jen!

       

      Join Marce and Gillian for OONAPALOOZA, a month-long tribute to the powerhouse of print and color, Oona Balloona from Kalkatroona. Challenge yourself to create something as loud, bubbly and one of a kind as her personality.

       

      Have you seen OHHH LULU'S new pattern, The Zooey Bikini Top and Bottom? With princess seams, the top is easy to alter for any shape, and the bottom have either a bow or side ties (my favorite).

       

      Jeans in July! LIZZY just finished a pair of jeans using Named Pattern's Jamie Jeans. Love the seaming!

       

      Even though she went through many muslins, ANDREA'S final swimsuit is a total success!

       

      Need tips for working with border prints? CAROLYN gives a great list of links and resources to help you.

       

      In most instances, a sequel is not as good as the first. But when it comes to sewing, it's the opposite. CLARE is showing off her second version of McCalls 6696, which is way better than the first.

       

      The newest indie pattern release is from PAULINE ALICE. Last week, she launched Alameda Dress, a simple, modern yet flirty dress with interesting seaming. And that's not all she announced! She is also opening an online shop!