Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post about the New Look summer collection, McCall’s has also announced their summer patterns. While I feel like McCall’s has focused on many of the same trends as New Look (twist details, woven tops, and relaxed silhouettes), I’m not sure I find this collection quite as compelling. But there’s … More McCall’s Patterns Summer 2019
With Memorial Weekend just around the corner, it seems that Summer Sewing time is here! And New Look has released their summer pattern collection just in time to kick it off! There is a nice mix of summery styles, so let’s take a look: N6614 – New Look has done a fantastic job of styling … More Summer 2019 New Look Patterns
The annual release of new Jalie patterns is here! As usual, Jalie is offering us a nice mix of patterns for both every day wear and athletic wear, as well as a mix of patterns for men and women. I feel like Jalie has really focused on adding styles that will expand their line, so … More New Jalie Patterns 2019
I was watching Aly Art’s recent YouTube video (which is an interesting look at fashion trends through the 1900s), and really started to think about how most people (at least most sewing people) tend to have certain decades of style that they really respond to. I think most of us are innately drawn to styles … More Can Knowing Your Favorite Style Decade Help Determine Your Kibbe Type?
I wrote another guest post for MyBodyModel comparing several iPad drawing apps that are helpful for doing digital wardrobe sketching and planning. I’ve really been enjoying fashion sketching and have started doing it when I need to have a mental break. But before I really got into it, of course I had to experiment with … More MyBodyModel Guest Post – Digital Drawing App Comparison
In light of yesterday’s news about GLP’s closing, this magazine review might feel a tad bittersweet (or possibly provocatively maddening), but for all of my non-US readers I will try to keep this as tonally normal as possible. I must admit that I’m really excited about this issue; I’m just hoping that it will actually … More June 2019 BurdaStyle Magazine
Ok, so for those of you who have long followed this blog for Burda news and pattern releases, this will probably be an important post. I just found out via @ysg2007 on Instagram (You sew, girl! on the blog-o-sphere) that GLP News, US distributor of BurdaStyle Magazine, had closed down. Any attempt to link to … More Burda PSA: Disaster Strikes! GLP News Has Died