We're still recovering from our trip out west to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. We always look forward to our annual trip every year. It's great to see familiar faces, customers and vendors alike. Every year we try to plan our wardrobe, filtering inspirations that we've been collecting into a final garment. Kathy did an amazing job of that this year! Her look was very cohesive, fun, creative and extremely wearable. Take a look!
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Loop Knit Scarf
Do you save your fabric scraps like I do and wonder why? Here's an idea for how to use all of those small pieces of random knits. Make an endless loop scarf.
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Everything's Coming Up Orchid
Stella Top in silk crepe
According to the Pantone Color Institute, we are going to be craving a flowery pinky-purple color in the coming year. After tavelling the world analyzing everything from cultural influences to fashion runways, Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the Color of the Year. Add a vase or towels as your interior accents, and think about wearing this joyful and energetic color.
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Long Helix Tee
As much as I love the Helix Tee, I like to wear my casual tops a bit longer. We have lengthen and shorten lines on this pattern, but the shape of the pattern is so unique, that the process of lengthening it may be confusing. So here are some tips for lengthening your next Helix.
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Army jacket on the runway.
Military influences in fashion come and go. 2010 was a big year for designers to include olive green and khaki in their palettes. But according to Erin, who keeps us young around here, the fashionable army jacket is back.
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In 1991 when I bought The Sewing Workshop school in San Francisco, the purchase included two patterns, one of which was the Cocoon Coat. Our pattern collection, as we know it today, didn’t exist yet, so every time someone wanted the Cocoon Coat pattern, we hand copied it and typed a few lines of instructions. Tedious and not very professional for sure!
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