First, thank you to everyone who entered last week's giveaway for the SACurve Pattern Drafter. The lucky winner is Janet Williams! She'll be getting the 5/8" Pattern Drafter, which I hope she'll find useful for adding seam allowances to patterns without them, adding stitching lines to patterns that already come with 5/8" seam allowances, and drawing curves with… Continue reading SA Curve Ruler Discount!
I have some exciting news for you today: Claire from SACurve is back, and she recently updated her Pattern Drafter rulers! She's also updated her rolling wheel ruler and renamed it the Curve Runner. There's a Kickstarter going on for the new and improved Curve Runner right now. More on that at the bottom of the post. First, I… Continue reading SA Curve Ruler: Review and Giveaway!
I was hoping to have a muslin to show you today of the Flapper Dress from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews Magazine, but I got bogged down this week trying to sew the neckline on the By Hand London Polly Tops I'm making for my next MSN project. The pattern called for a strip of bias to bind the raw edge, like… Continue reading Flappers, Necklines, and Winners
I remember a time in the not too distant past when the costumes in Downton Abbey were weekly fodder in the sewing blogging world. Lady Mary this, Countess Cora that... At the time I hadn't yet watched the show (I got rid of my TV several years ago because I had become addicted to say the least - cold turkey was my only… Continue reading Sew Downton Abbey + Giveaway
...Chrissy Weeks of STEMS Sewing Studio! Congratulations! Out of the three Midtown Collection sewing patterns, it sounds like she's planning on choosing the Mariska skirt, the pattern I was lucky enough to make and test, since she's already the proud owner of the Giselle dress pattern. She even already owns the Roza shirt pattern! Lucky duck!… Continue reading And, the winner of the Kate & Rose Midtown Collection pattern is…
These days I seem to be using pattern testing as a way to keep me motivated and finding the time to sew. Take this skirt for example. It's the new Mariska Skirt by Kate & Rose. Kati emailed me to ask if I would help test one of the patterns in her new Midtown Collection… Continue reading Mariska in Spots and Stripes // Giveaway!
It's always sew fun winning, right?! No less so than when you're actually winning a copy of the book Sew Fun. Well, congratulations this time go to auraoriano! A copy of Sew Fun: 20 Projects for the Whole Family will be on its way to you soon. For the rest of you interested in sewing crafty things with and for… Continue reading Sew Fun Winning
2014 appears to be the year of polyfill (the stuffing, not the code) here on Sew Well. Dragons, pillows, and now bunnies. I miss sewing garments, but how could I pass up making these cute little bunnies out of nice well behaving cotton after my failed experiments in silk the last few weeks? Just like… Continue reading Bunny Love: Sew Fun Book Review and Giveaway
...Rebekah of Art and Needlework! Congratulations! And, for those of you interested in more on sewing with kids, stay tuned for yet another giveaway tomorrow!
Recently, my sewing machine hasn't been silent, but it also hasn't exactly gotten a workout. A few weeks ago I was super motivated to sew something special for me. My first garment postpartum. I pulled out a favorite bit of silk (first used here) since I figured my love for the fabric would make sure… Continue reading Experiments in Silk: Durathon Iron Review and Giveaway