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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fabric Storage

Fabric storage shouldn’t be controversial, right? It’s fabric for crying out loud! But I like a little bit of harmless controversy. So let’s do this. Pinterest is littered with beautiful rainbows of posts like these: Well I contend that storing your fabric all pretty and visible like that is terrible …
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M7206 Color-Blocked for Minerva

Are you still curious about M7206, the McCalls retro bowling shirt? I’ve talked about it many times: In linen In silk without front curved seams In silk with curved seams In cotton shirting Then you’re in luck because I just made another one—and this one is color blocked! I posted …
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Sew DIY – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I learned about Beth and Sew DIY when I was researching companies for Sew My Style 2020 last year. Her product line was recommended by another pattern designer because of the inclusive size range (US size 0-32). Then I learned she lives in the Los Angeles area too and we …
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Helen’s Closet – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Helen’s Closet has been a Sew My Style featured pattern company since 2018. Helen has made her Suki robe, Blackwood cardigan, and now, Pona jacket all available for the annual sewing challenge. I had the pleasure of being on Helen’s and partner Caroline’s podcast Love to Sew earlier this year. …
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Blank Slate Patterns – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Melissa Mora’s company Blank Slate Patterns has been on my radar since I started sewing. I was introduced to it very early on because I won a contest that entitled me to a free pattern from her line. I joined her mailing list to get the free Blank Slate Patterns …
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Pattern Scout – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Pattern Scout’s Lulu Cardigan is one of the featured patterns this month for Sew My Style. When PS designer Casey suggested the pattern, I was excited because it has been on my to-make list for quite some time! Casey was originally an architect before designing her own patterns! She outlines …
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In The Folds – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I was so excited when Emily from In the Folds agreed to launch her new Barkly Skirt with Sew My Style this year. As an Australian designer with inclusive sizing, Emily was a rare find. As a team, we wanted to work with as many international designers as possible. In …
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True Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

When True Bias designer Kelli Ward announced last year that she was expanding her sizing, I was so excited! I immediately reached out and asked if she’d be interested in participating in Sew My Style 2020. She was the very first designer to commit to the 2020 calendar. Which made …
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Love Notions – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Tami Meyer is the designer behind Love Notions Sewing Patterns, LLC. They have a library of patterns for the whole family, even for dolls! I’m a big fan of Love Notions personally, having made the Sabrina Slims and Rhapsody Blouse. The blouse was part of Sew My Style 2019! And …
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Sew My Style Bingo for Me Made May 2020

This year Sew My Style 2020 has a casual challenge within a challenge! Sew My Style Bingo celebrates Me Made May by highlighting all of our wonderful 2020 pattern companies. This isn’t prize driven, as we do already have Spoonflower sponsoring a pretty sweet prize for May. This is in …