Posts Categorized: Apparel Sewing

Hot Hot Heat Sewing

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It has been a chilly summer here in PDX. Except for yesterday! Finally the temps are climbing, and with it brings the urge for perfect summer clothing. Complete with comfort, style, and ease. Luckily, I have been eyeballing the Wiksten Tank for some time, since last summer I think. And after our little trip out… Read more »

Iris Shorts by Colette Patterns

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It’s June and in Oregon we’re still not entirely in summer yet. We have seen some bursts of sun and pleasant weather, so I know it’s just around the corner. I wanted to get a jump on summer sewing and recently have been highly productive. A Colette Peony has finally been completed, plus a simple… Read more »

The Dolman Top

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Sewing projects at MD spread around the staff like wildfire. One minute we are all working on quilts, the next machine embroidery, and currently is seems to be knits. We are all crazy right now sewing (and teaching) knit patterns, from dresses to t-shirts, the Renfrew (love) and leggings: check out these classes.

Bra Making Mania

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I hate shopping for items that never fit right anyway. It’s what lead me to start making staples like t-shirts and jeans. Being embarrassing low on undergarments now has me on a mission to master some new basics like bras and panties. When you think about it–they’re pretty small, use minimal supplies, and should make… Read more »

Winter Classes

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We have so many new classes coming up at MD! These projects are all stylish and fashion forward, and full of great new sewing skills and techniques. We have Coats, Smocked Dresses, a whole Figgy’s Patterns workshop, Jeans, and so so much more! Here are some photos of class samples, click the current class list to… Read more »

Serging away in Kansas City

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  Last weekend I was honored to be invited to teach some of my serger classes in Kansas City! I met Jamie David at Bernina University last summer in San Antonio and we’ve kept in touch since, talking about machines (of which we now have matching 580′s), sewing blogs, new patterns, and exciting projects we’re working… Read more »