Somehow I doubt that Chuleenan of C Sews was the only one sewing into the AM hours of the night in order to meet the Sewing Indie Month deadline last week. We are glad she stuck with it because she made it to the short list with a gorgeous cotton print from Britex. She stopped by the store today, and we could not help but snap a few pictures.
For about a year, our team of Guest Bloggers have been sampling and offering tons of tips on working with a variety of fabrics from our online selection. They have also been sharing their personal tricks on using and altering existing patterns. Here’s where the really awesome news comes in—our guest bloggers will now be test driving some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) independent pattern companies. The list is pretty long, but here are a few. Find the entire list of collaborating pattern companies on our Guest Blogger page.
Many patterns include multiple views that whet the creative appetite by showing one or two variations on a theme. But there are so many more possibilities! Add or substitute a piece from another existing pattern or draft your own, and things get even more interesting. Click here to read more »
Another beautiful project by Wanett of Sown Brooklyn brings us closer to the inevitable truth that winter is approaching. In her second Guest Blogger post, Wanett tells us how she modified a jacket pattern to make a quick wooly and wintery vest. For inspiration, take a look at our online wool fabrics currently on sale; Coating sale ends November 14 and Mid/Light Weight Wool sale runs from November 15-30.
For this, my second Britex project, I got to work with one of my FAVORITE fabrics (again!!):
This tutu is perfect for twirling to the Dance-Along Nutcracker® or sipping mulled hard cider at a holiday shindig. Elisalex of By Hand: London made this tutu-orial for a swirly skirt; the “top of Elisalex’s party priorities list is to get that vintage ball gown dry cleaned, shine up the heirloom diamonds, stock up on lavender hair dye, and, of course, gather layer upon layer of tulle to make the flouffiest, pouffiest fairy princess tutu there ever was.” She succeeded. We’d like to see it made up in layers of palest ballet pink and airy dove grey for a smidgen of élégance.