Archive | January, 2012

Renfrew Top Patterns: Now in Stock!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s an especially happy day around here, as the Renfrew Top pattern is now in stock! The pre-sale went exceptionally well. I’ve never packed, labelled and shipped so many orders before. They just kept on coming! I was expecting mass disaster because I couldn’t do it the usual way, but it went […]

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A Sew-Along Day Off

Hey, Sew-Alongers! I apologize but I don’t have a Sew-Along post ready for us today! A shipment of boxes arrived last week that took over most of the office, so I wasn’t able to get to the sewing machine at all. (And I still haven’t cut my lining fabric either! So behind.) Which means I […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #8: We Finally Get to Pull the Gathers!

The day you’ve been patiently waiting for has arrived. Today, you can pull up the gathering threads on your jackets! (When we get to that part in the sewing instructions, that is, not before!) Today we’ll sew the collar to the jacket neckline, sew the underarm and sideseam, and topstitch the underarm seam. Note: If […]

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Minoru Sew-Along #6: The Secret Hood Zipper

I know, technically the zipper isn’t a secret. You all know it’s there! Nor is it a secret that there’s a hood in our collars, it’ll be a soft roll around your neck. Secret or not, it’s a very cool feature on this jacket. Today we’ll insert the zipper into the collar, so we can […]

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