Archive | August, 2012

Moving Sale!

Who’s moving? I am! After a year in my current teeny office – and after admiring the bright, spacious Colette Patterns studio when I was in Portland – I decided it was time to upgrade my workspace. I’ve quickly outgrown my small office in a short time. With each new pattern, the office fills up […]

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What I Knit on Holidays

The great part about knitting? You can do it in a car! (As long as you’re not the one driving, that is. I’m lucky that Mr Sewaholic likes driving more than I do.) Here’s what I made while driving across the United States. Vancouver, BC, Canada to Boise, Idaho: Remember last year I knit Mr […]

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Mika’s Alma Blouse

More Alma Blouse ideas for your Monday morning! There are so many great versions of this blouse out there. For View B, you don’t have to make the collar in contrast fabric. Mika from Savory Stitches used the same fabric for the collar and the body, and it looks fantastic! Click here to check out […]

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Marie’s Alma Blouse

Marie from the blog A Sewing Odyssey has a thing for collars, so it worked out well to have her pattern-test the Alma Blouse! Yes, that’s a swiss dot on the collar! What a great idea. I always think of solid contrasts in flat, plain fabric but there’s no reason why you can’t pick something […]

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Debbie’s Alma Blouse

Want to see more Alma Blouse projects, especially the long-sleeved version? You got it! Debbie who blogs at Sew I Think I Can Sew picked View C for her pattern testing blouse. What I like about Debbie’s blouse was her fabric choice. It’s the sort of fabric that says ‘summer dress’ to me, but I […]

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Let’s Talk Dress Forms, Again

Hey everyone! Thanks for the comments about my fabric goodies I showed yesterday. It’s nice to know many of you fabric-shop on holidays, even when camping! While I’m not surprised, it’s cool that many of you bring home fabric or yarn as souvenirs, and remember the good times from your holidays all over again when […]

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Road-Trip Fabric Shopping

I didn’t buy a lot of fabric on my recent road trip, but I did come home with a few gems! The beauty of buying fabric in Portland (the whole state of Oregon, actually) is that there’s no sales tax. Remember this blog post where we talked about how much tax everyone pays on fabric? […]

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