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Weekend: The Way Sewing Used to Be Part 2

posted on 07/18/2014, by

The way sewing used to be is the not the way sewing is today. That’s what we discuss last week, and for the most part, that’s what we agreed. Is that a good or a bad thing? The feelings were mixed. Roni made a good point, writing that because packaging gets thrown away, why spend  Continue Reading »

Big News: Online Bra Making Class (& Win Free Tickets)

posted on 07/16/2014, by

On November 8, 2014, thousands of sewers and DIY-ers worldwide will gather together for The Sewing Party, an online conference with over 30 classes relating to sewing and crafting. One of those classes, get ready for this, will be taught by me. And what will I be teaching? A live, step-by-step tutorial on how to make  Continue Reading »

Handmade: Perry Ercolino

posted on 07/14/2014, by

From my first step inside Perry Ercolino’s atelier, which sits two blocks west of Main Street in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, the dedication to craftsmanship was evident. The smell of leather was intoxicating and so was the display of museum-worthy, bespoke shoes and their lasts. It was porn for any handmaker. Hidden behind the main worktable was  Continue Reading »

Weekend: The Way Sewing Used to Be

posted on 07/11/2014, by

When I received a box of sewing notions from a coworker, one of the first thoughts I had while going through the goodies was, “how come sewing notions are not made like this anymore?” The designs, the colors, the illustration – all seemed to be considered as much as the actual product and its function. I take on  Continue Reading »

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      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!