The WordPress-generated falling snow has reappeared on my blog, which serves as a good reminder to busy ol' me that the holiday season is upon us. In the blog-y blog world this season is often highlighted by lots of crafty and selfless sewing... and lots of giveaways! And, guess what?! The same is going on… Continue reading Holiday Giveaway with SA Curve Ruler!
First of all, congratulations go to Anne W of Mercury - Handmade Fashion for winning the Textile Visionaries giveaway. And, it sounds like she may be generously gifting it to her daughter who's currently studying textile design. How perfect, right? I hope Anne's family gets lots of enjoyment and inspiration from this book! Now, I'd like… Continue reading Books! Textile Visionaries Winner and Sweet Dress Book Review
Ladies and gentlemen, Laurence King Publishing is back at it again. They've got another great sewing book coming out at the end of this month called Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design by Bradley Quinn. You'd think publishing books was their job... Oh, wait, I guess it is! Textile Visionaries isn't like most of the others I've… Continue reading Textile Visionaries: Book Review and Giveaway
...Oh, but first, a story. Yesterday I went over to the lovely Jennifer of My Sewing Suite's house (check out her recent Bombshell swimsuit!) for a "Wednesdays with Lynda" fitting session with her and another wonderful and extremely knowledgable seamstress. Before tackling the muslins, Jennifer handed me three patterns that she and her daughter wanted… Continue reading And the Pattern Pyramid goes to…
Okay, so I didn't unpack the box with my sewing patterns in it yesterday. But, I did dig through it a bit. I came up with two patterns to add to the Pattern Pyramid I wrote about yesterday and keep it growing. Butterick 2304 is vintage, circa 1963 perhaps, in bust size 34". It's described… Continue reading Pattern Pyramid Additions
Ladies and Gentlemen, just when you thought you'd seen it all, it's time for one more... ...Pattern Pyramid! Well, actually, there will likely be a lot more considering how many patterns are currently in this stash. This particular Pattern Pyramid has been all over the world and has been gaining more patterns than it's been… Continue reading And the Pattern Pyramid Continues!
First, let me begin by saying congratulations to Isidore on winning Fashion A-Z: An Illustrated Dictionary from last week's giveaway! I hope you enjoy all of the illustrations and learn quite a few new things from this cute little book. Now on to the main topic of the day... Have I ever mentioned that I'm addicted… Continue reading Wednesdays with Lynda: Introduction and Discount!
The fabulous people at Laurence King Publishing have recently put another great book out there for sewing and fashion enthusiasts: Fashion A-Z: An Illustrated Dictionary. It's a cute mini book that's perfect for even the smallest of sewing spaces. Ever wonder why someone's use of 'jumper' on their blog didn't fit your idea of what… Continue reading Fashion A-Z: An Illustrated Dictionary // Review and Giveaway
Congratulations go to aleah of no time to sew! She recently made a dress that looks just like one in this book, which hopefully means that she'll get quite a lot of use out of this book! aleah, Laurence King Publishing will be sending you your very own copy of Drape Drape 3 shortly. In fact, it sounds like… Continue reading Drape Drape 3 Winner
Laurence King Publishing is at it again with yet another English translation of the fabulous Drape Drape series. This time our treat is Drape Drape 3. The book is organized the same as the other Drape Drape books. The beginning is filled with information about the fabrics, sewing techniques, and draping techniques that are used… Continue reading Drape Drape 3 + No. 3 = Review and Giveaway