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Category Archives: Fashon

Bra Making: 5 Terms You May Not Know

posted on 10/22/2014, by

The Way Sewing Used To Be: Scissors

posted on 10/20/2014, by

Why do I like vintage? Except for the speed of communication, medicine, electricity and maybe a few other things, everything is recycled. DaVinci knew how to fly, the Egyptians used make up and the Chinese made beautiful silks thousands of years ago. Today, most things are remade and there is very little newness. The future  Continue Reading »

Weekend: Mishka Update

posted on 10/17/2014, by

As Mishka recovers from cancer, I’ve been making it a point to call her more often. She still sews everyday, from 9 in the morning to about noon, but other than that, her schedule is clear. During those times when she’s at home, mostly watching TCM – it’s the only channel she’ll allow, I update  Continue Reading »

Handmade: Philadelphia Independents

posted on 10/15/2014, by

Philadelphia Independents isn’t a wanted, local jaunt, but a needed establishment in a city that is known for its hometown pride, loyal sport fans (go Phillies!) and official cuisine – the cheesesteak (wit or witout wiznot wiz). In one of the largest small city in this country, it is also known for its handmade pursuits.  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.


      GRAINLINE STUDIOS just released its newest pattern, the Linden sweatshirt. A modern update to the classic sweatshirt, it features a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves and a scoop neckline. Ladies, this is the perfect winter staple!


      SALLIE is laid back cool in her me-made loungewear.


      Are you following LAUREN and the whole host of other sewers who are making V1419, a Ralph Rucci inspired coat? It’s going to be fantastic.


      She is and has always been an inspiration. AMY just made the most well constructed strapless bra. A combination of lace, lycra and powernet, this beats any bra on the market.


      Why use PDF patterns? MELISSA from Fehr Trade discusses.


      With the temperatures cooling off in the northern hemisphere, RACHEL just finished a colorful clover dress. I hope she layers it with tights and a sweater/jacket because it is too good to sit in her closet until spring!


      JEN shares a great way to finish the neckline of a wrap dress.


      KAREN diverted a serious dungaree dress disaster and transformed Pauline Alice’s Turia pattern into a pinafore dress.