Sewing for Boys Book Giveaway!

The wait is over! Our lovely and talented sewing instructor Shelly Figueroa’s first book, Sewing for Boys, is here! (And if you haven’t yet, read my interview with her over on the Bolt Neighborhood blog.) Shelly and Karen LePage, like many of you, have special boys in her life. While yours might be sons, grandsons, … Continued

Japanese Dress for My Littles

A recent trip to Uwajimaya to get some sticky rice turned into a stroll through the Japanese sewing book section. I forced myself to decide on only one title, and I picked this little beauty for the girls. Sewing Japanese kids clothing is quite fun. The projects require very little fabric (this came entirely from … Continued

Tee for Two

This post is by Shelly Figueroa, one of the smarties behind Patterns by Figgy’s. She has been spending her summer sewing with kids and teens here at Modern Domestic, but she also teaches all ages classes as well as classes for adults. She has a few things right around the corner, so have a look … Continued

Sewing Japanese

For any of you who have ever picked up a beautiful Japanese pattern book, admired the simple elegance of the photos and clothing patterns, and flipped back to the instruction book in the back and sighed, as you realized that your Japanese reading skills were rusty (or nonexistent) we have an solution for you! Next … 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

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