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Hand Painted Silk Sewing Scarf Giveaway

posted on 10/1/2014, by

The cold temperatures are coming back, it’s almost here, and that means you’re planning what toasty thingamabob or thingamajig you’ll be wearing around your neck until April. And no, don’t you even think about leaving the house looking like Ernest Shackleton. Heaven forbid. When you’ve got the right accouterments – ahem, not a piece that  Continue Reading »

What i Made: Elma Shop + Madalynne

posted on 09/29/2014, by

Alexander Wang, Prada and Tommy Hilfiger all sent athletic inspired looks down the runway last spring. The message, I’m sure, was that they were rooting for me, yes me, to show off my active underwear. Since I am such a good sport, I took note despite the fact that most runway rules are not the  Continue Reading »

Weekend: Hello Fall!

posted on 09/26/2014, by

It’s that time of the year again when everyone from the barista to that rando in the elevator is talking about it – fall. “Wow, can you believe it’s almost October?” “Yes, can’t you see me shivering and clutching my coffee, sans ice, right now?” Dimwit. A lot of women past their teenage years haven’t  Continue Reading »

To Set Undies Flat or In the Round?

posted on 09/24/2014, by

The same burning question that haunts sewers when attaching a sleeve to an armhole also bedogs makers of intimates. To set elastic flat or in the round? One way is easier than the other, but the other way is considered the correct method. Most of the big pattern companies inexplicably have sewers set sleeves in  Continue Reading »

      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In 1 hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now! If you can't attend the class, I will be teaching it in person this winter here in Philadelphia; EMAIL ME to be put on the waiting list.


      Another famous bra maker is teaching an online class! BEVERLY JOHNSON just announced that she will be teaching a class on Crafty and the release date is Tuesday, September 23rd. Enter now to win a free spot!


      It's her umpteenth iteration of Grainline Studios Archer button down, but ROCHELLE'S most recent version is my favorite. Impressive pattern matching too!


      Are you following along with MORGAN'S Scraptember initiative, where she and other sewers are setting out to use up some fabric from their stash?


      If you're like me and you live in the northern hemisphere, then fall is upon us. Join the ladies at CASHMERETTE as they make on spectacular, green coat.


      Have you heard? SARAI and the ladies and Colette Patterns are dedicating the entire month to hems. Called SEPT-HEM-BER, they will cover how to make sure a hem is even, everything you need to know about stabilizing hems, several options to finish the raw edge of your hem, how to stitch a hem by hand, how to sew basic turned hem by machines (and a few different options for doing it), how to sew a machine rolled hem, how to sew a faced or shaped hem, how to sew a baby hem and how to sew a mitered corner. Whoa! That's a lot!


      Congratulations MADY on your second year blog anniversary! I've been following you for only a short time, but I'm excited to get to know you even more. Here's to many more years of happy and healthy sewing!


      For her engagement shoot, ANGIE made a striped Emery dress and looks stunning next to her forever partner and fiancé.