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Alex grew up in the sewing industry under her mother, Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop. She went on to pursue a degree in Counseling, and soon after a Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship degree. She has infused her love of sewing and helping people through trips abroad to Africa with various organizations and ministries teaching underprivileged...

Alex grew up in the sewing industry under her mother, Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop. She went on to pursue a degree in Counseling, and soon after a Fashion Design and Entrepreneurship degree. She has infused her love of sewing and helping people through trips abroad to Africa with various organizations and ministries teaching underprivileged women how to sew. She has launched a bag pattern and lifestyle business, Alex + Ikat, has worked in the sewing event industry, and has taken her passions to Paris, studying under ESMOD International’s summer fashion program.

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West End Pants with Deep Hems

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We love a pleated pants moment, and Linda showed us a fabulous version of this using our West End pants pattern.

The West End Pants are a wide legged pant, but by making a couple of simple changes to the pattern, you can make these pants even more exaggerated in width. Then add deep soft pleats in the front, patch pockets in the back, and deep hems and you have elevated this pants style to an avant grade designer look. 

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A Breezy Hudson Poncho

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Use the Hudson Top pattern to make an effortless layer in cross-dyed linen. This boxy poncho is open at the sides with ties at the waist.

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Eureka Top Variation

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The Eureka Top is a simple scoop-neck, boxy tee that has become a staple piece in our wardrobes. Linda took that classic shape and added some pizzazz by dividing the pattern and creating an altogether new garment, the Divided Eureka. Read on to learn how to create this fun variation!

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A day in London Life: A look at the Balenciaga Exhibit

​During my first weekend in London, I was able to attend the Balenciaga exhibit at the legendary Victoria & Albert Museum. The exhibit runs through mid-February and is an incredible showcase of the designer's exquisite taste, design, style and legacy. Here, I give you an inside look at some of my personal highlights of the exhibit. 

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Today's Outfit: Get Alex's Look

Today's Outfit: Get Alex's Look

Alex took the new Memphis Dress pattern to the next level, making it her very own. Be inspired and get this look today.

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Sequin Skirt Inspiration

Sequin Skirt Inspiration

Sequins. It's the perfect festive addition to your wardrobe and we've got the perfect pairing for you!


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Eileen Fisher Inspired Ikina Jacket

Eileen Fisher Inspired Ikina Jacket

Have you seen a version of a beautiful oversized red jacket flying around the inter-webs? Well, according to Melissa Greene and friends, it's all over the place and she just had to make a version of it, and, well . . . we love it.

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