Over the past 13 years, I’ve revisited patterns many times to make changes, correct errors, or add something to the instructions or illustrations. Most of these changes have come from suggestions made by my wonderful customers, and I always appreciate the feedback. As I’ve sewed for my growing daughters, I’ve started making notes on what needs tweaking, so there are some needed changes afoot!
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My good friend, Casey, over at Elegant Musings is hosting a “Sew-Along” this month and into February. Lots of ladies get together to sew from one pattern and share the results. Casey took a poll, and my 1940s “Swing” Dress Pattern won! I was very honored and am excited to see the beautiful results that are sure to follow. If you’d like to join in, jump on over to Casey’s gorgeous blog for the sewing schedule!
I held the drawing for the Edelweiss pattern through Random.org, and the winner is marchsisterjo! Thanks so much to everyone who spread the word about this wonderful new pattern company. I am excited to see all the lovely comments for Katrina, and I know she’s off to a running start with her beautiful designs. It […]
I’ve had the privilege of encouraging many young women to learn pattern drafting and start up their own businesses, creating beautiful patterns of their own. A young friend of mine has just launched her new business, Edelweiss Patterns, and she’s produced a lovely “Liesl” dress pattern perfect for stage productions, dancewear, and more.
A customer wrote me earlier this year, asking for help with the ballgown sleeve in the Elegant Lady’s Closet pattern. She was having difficulty matching the underarm seams–finding she had “leftover” material at the top (or too little material at the narrow end of the sleeve). I discovered that the sleeve that ended up on […]
Congrats to marmota.b, winner of the Grace Kelly book drawing (see the full results HERE)! Thank you to everyone who blogged, Tweeted, or shared about a favorite Sense & Sensibility pattern. It was so much fun to read your posts and see what you’ve made. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks. I’ve […]
Congrats to c.barbarino, winner of the Jane Austen craft book giveaway! (The drawing verification is available at Random.org.) Thanks to all who participated in the scavenger hunt. It was a lot of fun, and this was just a warm-up! I’ve got another giveaway coming down the pipe tomorrow, then still more to follow. Stay tuned! […]
We took pictures Friday of gowns made from two new patterns. The Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern will be ready to ship soon — we are waiting on the final cover art, which will be ready in a matter of days if all goes well. Once everything is at the printer, we will go ahead […]
Stay tuned for some exciting news and beautiful photos. We are shooting today for two new patterns!
You have more little ones than I do and not only do you find time to sew, but to design beautiful new patterns. Can you share a little about how you make time to do it all?
This question was recently posted to the S&S Facebook page, and it’s one I get from time to time via email as well. I’ve posted in my FAQs about the “do-it-all” myth, but I thought it might be time to just blog about this topic, since it’s near and dear to my heart.
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