Archive | November, 2012

Overdressed?

I just finished reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, by Elizabeth Cline, and I’m full of thoughts about it. Have you read it? It’s a look at cheap fashion and its effect on the clothing we buy. (source) If not, and you’re interested in clothing, or knowing more about the products you […]

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Holiday Season Shipping

Hey, everyone! Want to know the last day you can order patterns and have them arrive on time for Christmas? I’ve posted the dates here! I found this handy flyer at my local post office with suggested mailing dates and thought it might be useful information. (Just in case you were planning to buy patterns […]

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Renfrew Top Patterns are Back in Stock!

Hello, everyone! I wanted to let you all know that the Renfrew Top pattern is in stock again. I contacted everyone who asked to be notified when it’s back in stock, but just in case, here’s a quick post. Renfrew top patterns are back in stock! The shop page is updated and no longer sold […]

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Renfrew Top: That Tricky Cowl Collar

Hey, everyone! Today I’m back to demonstrating sewing the Renfrew Top, working on the collar of View C next. I’m excited to add this demo to the library as it will answer a lot of questions! Here’s where we left off, if you’re just catching up – Sewing and Stabilizing the Shoulder Seams. Or if […]

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What Are ‘Your’ Colours?

Do you have a colour that you call yours? What are ‘your’ colours? As I get more selective with the fabrics I pick, I want to focus on wearing colours that I truly love. Colours I feel fantastic in. Colours that make people say ‘you look great today!’ Here’s what I would call my colours: […]

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How to Store Fused Pattern Pieces

Hey, everyone! Super quick follow-up post to the one on fusing interfacing to your pattern pieces. A couple of you recommended storing the fused pieces by hanging them up on a skirt or pant hanger, so I thought I’d try it. (Thanks CDL and Corinne!) It works wonderfully! I’m using a pant hanger from IKEA […]

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Sold Out of Renfrew Patterns!

Well, that happened really quickly. We’re totally sold out of the Renfrew Top pattern! This is both good and bad news. Good news for me, because it’s exciting to see them sell so well! Especially since we’ve been talking a lot about sewing with knits and sewing this exact pattern, sales have been really good […]

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