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Embroidered Liberty/MixIt Pattern


 Our good friend Samantha Ploch from South Carolina recently attended a class Linda taught at Mulberry Silks in Carrboro, North Carolina, and Linda was floored by her fabulous Liberty/MixIt combination jacket. Samantha had created a similar jacket after working on the pattern variations at a Sew Kansas workshop in our studio in Topeka. She was inspired by an Alexander McQueen garment, and put two and two together to make this fab jacket. We've asked her to share her creative process. Read on and enjoy!

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Slice and Insert Picasso Pants


 Last February we hosted an Open House to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Sew Confident! collection. Each guest received a goodie bag full of fabulous prizes, including some fun pre-cut Australian Aboriginal fabrics. The pre-cuts are 5" square, which is great for quilting but trickier to use if you are a garment sewist. Or is it? I love incorporating small pops of color as a design element within a larger garment. Sometimes I will use a small piece of fabric as an under collar or pieced along a front placket. For this project, I pieced the fabric together and sliced and inserted them into the lantern leg of my Picasso Pants.

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A Fuchsia Faux Jumpsuit


 Jumpsuits are all the rage these days. From classic denim overalls to light floral rayon rompers, women everywhere are taking advantage of the ease of dressing in a jumpsuit. However, there are some downsides to dressing in a onesie, namely the gymnastics sometimes involved in taking the whole thing on and off. I realized that I could easily create the look of a jumpsuit using two separate garments tied together with a simple belt. For the bottom, I chose the West End Pants, and I paired them with the MixIt Top

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Sewing Workshop Open House


Last month we hosted two workshops in one week! At the beginning of the week we held our first-ever Fractured Jacket workshop where participants created a reverse applique Chicago Jacket. At the end of the week we held a Berwick St. Tunic class, where we saw some fun variations on our newest pattern. To mark the occasion, we decided to host another first: a Sewing Workshop Open House! Despite the terrible weather, our workshop guests, friends and neighbors all made it out for a fun night in the studio. Many of our guests were dressed in their favorite Sewing Workshop garments, which we captured in our photo booth, and everyone enjoyed a trunk show led by Linda. Click through to see pictures from this fabulous night!

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Flatiron Coat Sew Along Part Four: Sleeves, Side Hem and Finishing


Welcome back to the Flatiron Coat Sew Along! This is our fourth and final post of the Sew Along. Today we will attach the sleeves and side hems, finish the raw edges and sew on the snaps. Let's get sewing! 

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