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
UPDATE: I’ve posted an update post here. I’d recommend reading it in addition to this post if you are looking for more information about what’s up with GLP News and what’ happening to BurdaStyle subscriptions in the US. Now, on to the original post… Ok, so for those of you who have long followed this … More Burda PSA: Disaster Strikes! GLP News Has Died
This news has already exploded over the sewing blog-o-sphere, but it seems that this year Butterick is seriously winning at the summer patterns game. I have to admit that my first impression on the overview page was “meh, lots of summer dresses,” but somehow I’ve ended up adding a lot of them to my pattern … More Butterick Patterns Summer 2019
The summer collection from Vogue has been announced! While I feel like this might not be the best collection for me, I do think there are a lot of interesting options available. And if you are the sort of person who loves to sew a whole new wardrobe for your vacations, I think you might … More Vogue Patterns Summer 2019