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Megan Nielsen – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Megan Nielsen is unique from the Sew My Style perspective. She is the only pattern designer to have supported the sewing challenge from the very beginning! She has supplied patterns for the sewing challenge every year since its inception in 2017. The first year we sewed up the Briar Sweater …
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Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM

The Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM is the follow-up to my last post about the most recent exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design. The exhibition closed this last weekend, but these costumes live on in infamy. If …
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How to Style a Jean Jacket Effortlessly

You’ve made up your denim jacket, great! Now how do you make it fit in your wardrobe? Figuring how to style a jean jacket is thankfully pretty easy! There are very few ways you CAN’T wear a jean jacket. The one style you should avoid at all times is the …
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Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design

FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design is on display now until October 26th and it can be summed up in one word: WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! FIDM is Los Angeles’ own Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Located just outside of the heart of the Fashion District, it has …
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Is Sewing Cheaper than Buying Clothes?

It’s a tough question: is sewing cheaper than buying clothes? Some people get into sewing thinking it will save them money. But in a world of fast fashion, too many people have become accustomed to getting clothing on the cheap. In the long run, the answer is yes if you …
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Best Patterns for Quilting Cotton

This post was updated on May 21, 2021. Among some of the best patterns for quilting cotton are actual wearable garments. Wait, sewing clothes with quilting cotton?! Is that allowed??? Uh, yes! Yes! YES! Quilting cotton isn’t usually what people consider for making clothes. It’s stiffer than typical garment fabric. …
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2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Knit Fabric

Earlier this week I listed my favorite woven dress patterns. Now, here’s the best summer dress patterns for knit fabric! Are knit dresses better than woven dresses? Not necessarily. They’re sometimes more comfortable. Their stretchy factor can make them secret pajamas. Which is just a funny way of saying that …
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2019 Best Summer Dress Patterns for Woven Fabric

The best summer dresses are light and airy. That means that the best summer dress patterns for wovens are made with lightweight and airy fabrics. The summer heat is definitely upon us. Despite living in Southern California and growing up in the infamous San Fernando Valley, I hate heat. This …
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The ZOZO Suit: Crash & Burn

The ZOZO suit crashed and burned very fast. It was a pretty good idea. The Japan-based company developed a digital platform to create bespoke clothing. Bespoke (or custom made) clothing is exceptionally expensive because of the precision fit. Ever heard of Savile Row? Probably not if you don’t pay thousands …
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Why I’m Opting Out of the Me Made May Challenge

Me Made May is the brainchild of Zoe from So, Zo What Do You Know? It’s a cool idea! But this year I’m opting out of Me Made May. When I first heard about it (or MMMay for short), I thought it was a daily excuse to show off your …