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Keeping Up with Portrait of a Seamstress

posted on 01/16/2014, by

I’ve kept in touch with some of the subjects of Portrait of a Seamstress, and one of them, Caitlin, is an artist that I’ve had a lot of fun following. Her craft is split into two parts. On one hand, she makes dolls, including their clothes, and then photographs them in quirky vignettes, and on  Continue Reading »

Portrait of a Seamstress: Maddie

posted on 12/31/2013, by

In every Portrait of a Seamstress, I’ve asked the subject if he or she had a mentor and if so, who were they and what did they teach them. In the last interview, I featured my mentor Mishka, a woman who left an indelible impression on my life and skills, and today, I’m ending the  Continue Reading »

Shop Feature: El Hustle

posted on 12/18/2013, by

Spoken words aren’t the only thing that connect people – written words can do the same thing too. As eerie as it may sound, you can relate to someone without being in their presence. When Anto and I first exchanged emails, there was something there and I knew our notes via email would surpass double,  Continue Reading »

Portrait of a Seamstress: Mishka

posted on 12/16/2013, by

In the movie, Big Fish, Edward Bloom lived a large life. He caught an uncatchable fish using his wedding ring as bait, was confined to his bed as a child because his body was growing too fast, worked at a circus without pay to learn about the girl he fell in love with, and convinced  Continue Reading »













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      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.