A new year is right around the corner and the world is busy making resolutions. What will my resolution be? Well, I'm giving up all those fanciful notions of learning a new language or going to the gym everyday. Instead, my resolutions will all revolve around my favorite thing — sewing! This year I will finish all those UFOs, I will clean out my fabric stash and I will take the time to learn how to perfect my sewing skills, specifically those that involve altering or personalizing patterns. Luckily, everyone at The Sewing Workshop is feeling the same way, and we have developed our Sew Confident! 2017 program around that very idea, which we are calling Variations with Verve!
So, what is Variations with Verve? Well, it is all about learning fun things to do with one pattern. For instance, would you ever have guessed that you could make a bomber jacket out of our San Diego pattern? It seems like those would be two entirely different patterns, but with a little know-how one pattern can provide many looks (find out all the details in the January's Sew Confident! tutorial). And we aren't just focusing on pattern variations, there will also be plenty of information on customizing styles by adjusting details, trying new fabrications and sewing techniques, with plenty of ideas for all body shapes.
For those of you who may be new to The Sewing Workshop, Sew Confident! is our monthly digital tutorial subscription (twelve tutorials for only $99!). Five years ago we started Sew Confident! and have since built a sewing education library to help with everything from basic sewing techniques to haute couture details. The full tutorial library is still available, and can be purchased by year or single tutorial. Many of the tutorials are based on our Sewing Workshop patterns, but the information can be used to sew all your sewing projects. Because we include patterns in the tutorials, we are also offering the Sew Confident! Pattern Package, which includes all 12 tutorials and our three featured patterns, the San Diego, Florence Shirt and Siena & Cortona Shirts, all for only $145!
I'm so excited for a whole year of sewing tutorials - I think this is definitely a resolution I will be able to keep. I hope you will join me on my Sew Confident! journey, as I practice, and hopefully perfect, my sewing skills. See you in 2017!