Loving the Local

It is a great week for spreading the word about Modern Domestic. We have had two lovely pieces in one short week and are totally feeling the love. It is wonderful to hear what people think, see, and feel when they come in to MD. And the photos, they are just beautiful. Have a look … Continued

In good company.

If you want to learn to sew here in Portland, turns out you are in good company. Not only do you have lots of people with a shared interest, but you also have some sewing studio resources that other cites could only dream of. Here is a round up of Modern Domestic and two other … Continued

Special awesome deal for Bolt Sale Shoppers.

Free sewing to sale shoppers this weekend! For every $100 dollars you spend at Bolt this weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), you will get a free hour of open sewing at Modern Domestic. One hour of open sewing is normally 8 bucks and gives you the chance to come in and cut, serge, sew, and play … Continued

If Only We All Were 11

Modern Domestic hosted an eleven year old birthday party Sunday. We had five girls and they all finished darling skirts. All the girls but one had some previous sewing experience, so they got right to it. Shelly took them through her project runway skirt class in about two hours. They were thrilled, and so were … Continued

Bolt Spring Fabric Sale

Have you ever been to this? It is a not-to-be-missed by those who sew or simply love fabric event and it is this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There are hoards of people, so give yourself enough time to shop and bring a friend to stand in line with. The sale benefits Sisters of the … Continued

Love and Scissors.

We feel so lucky to have such a lovely bunch of teachers and friends at MD. Have a look at this kind post from Autumn; she says the nicest things about us! And here is another nice blurb in the Neighborhood Notes blog (scroll down to the NE section). All these words of love and … Continued

Shirts for you, pants for them.

This week at Modern Domestic, there are a few spaces available in a couple of popular classes. Sally Hess has added not one but two sessions of her ever popular T-shrit class and one of those sessions starts Tuesday. This class will get you making some awesome shirts on a sewing machine, you can also … Continued

Children’s clothing, made with so much care.

This post is from Shelly Figueroa. She is a pattern designer and teacher at Modern Domestic. She has some lovley new patterns out this spring for boys and girls, and has put special attention into the inside of the clothing. Her seams are finished in such a way that they are smooth and soft against … Continued

A Wonderful Week.

Last week at MD was so action packed there was no time to squeeze in a first post. We had an amazing grand opening on Thursday night in spite of less than amazing weather. We were greeted with hugs and smiles from great friends, professional associates, family, and new faces all there in our new … Continued

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