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Today's interview is with Pati Palmer, visit her website:
Palmer and Pletsch
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The pocket should be fairly snug so that the magazine is kept flat. The curves in the top will ease insertion. It can now even be stored vertically in a box. You can use different colours of fabric to colour code - red for 2007, blue for Ottobre, yellow for the ones with your favorite, pink for the ones with work in progress, flowers for the ones with girl's clothes - endless possibilites. If you like it a bit neater, you can make two fold binding tape or buy the tape. I personally don't mind the ravelery - it is faster and cheaper this way. :-)
I have also photocopied all the pages with the overview of the patterns in all my magazines and put it in sheets protectors and in a binder. This way I don't need to flip through all my magazine when I look for something specific. It took a looong time to scan and print all that but now I just need to do it every three months with the latest magazines
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
What's new on the web
Mystery game in Sewing store
Find your country, then inspiration, then dressing room. Use an avatar with your measurements and try garments on the avatar for ideas and inspiration.
ASG Creativity Contest
Soy and Bamboo Article
Sandra Betzina's site
Interview with Nancy Shriber on Sashiko, check out her site for information
Nancy Shriber's site
If you would like book information or questions on Sashiko emal Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sashiko tutorial at Purl Bee site
Length of podcast: 45 minutes
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sewing for others.
Sewing for Others Article - Business plan information
Association of Sewing and Design Professionals
Claire Shaeffer's "Price it Right"
Karen Howland's "Unit Pricing for Dressmaking"
Karen Maslowski's books on Sewing Businesses.
Sewing.com article on sewing as a business
Organizing plan to purchase for sewing profession
Burda Fashion downloads
Franzi vest for sew-along
Sandi Henderson - Portabellopixie patterns
Mimi Goodwin Presents blog
Mimi Goodwin blog
Taking Measurements- Mimi's information
Pattern keeper worksheet
Length of podcast - 46 minutes
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Budget tips for sewing
E-how Budget sewing
Tips for sewing on a budget
Go green budget sewing
Fabulous over 40 website
Interfacing tutorial for facings
Lindsay T's fabric district shopping
Length of podcast: 20 minutes. Yes, short and sweet.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Check out Sewing.org for information and look at the featured sewing/craft room link
Burda Stylehas children's patterns now
Mini-Wardrobe winner at Pattern review
Lined Jacket winner at Pattern review
Facing/Interfacing tutorial on my sewing blog
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Podcast all about wedding dress sewing.
Some sites with history
History of Wedding Dresses in America
History of Wedding dresses in Britian
Information on sewing a wedding dress
Ehow article on sewing a wedding dress
Sits on the internet, books and new products
Large ironing board site
ASG site for information on Hong Kong trip
Auto lift iron
Podcast lenght 28 minutes
Monday, July 28, 2008
My top Simplicity 2980
Love to Sew
Tips for Teaching Kids to Sew
Pillowcase with options
Article for Teaching sewing tips:
Sew News Article by Nancy Zieman
Vodcast, tutorials, featured project site:
Purses pattern site:
Meggie Lulu's Reviews - 64 reviews by our first feature interviewee:
The prize to one lucky winner - Meredith will make a clock like this one. Leave a comment on the blog - – maybe an idea for a beginner, how you learned to sew, or if you teach someone to sew. We will draw for the winner on August 15th.
Podcast length: 50 minutes
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
A recap about my ASG Convention trip
Islander Sewing - Rosebud
Fitting article on Peggy Sagers' site
Patti Palmer's 20 Fashion tips seminar information
The Perfect Fit
Podcast is 36 minutes long
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Pattern Review - Simplicity 3678
Interview with Marcy Titlon;
Marcy Tilton's homepage
Dart information on Marcy's website
New Jalie patterns
The t-shirt pattern numbers 2804, 2805, 2806
Podcast length: 75 minutes.
See you in June.
Monday, May 12, 2008
First, anyone catch my mistake - on the podcast I said Episode 29, oops, it is only Episode 28. I didn't want to edit again, so I left it. Sorry.
History information on dress forms
Types and other information
What are dress forms and how do I get them
Fashion Incubator dress form information
English site -dressforms with adjustable torso length
Sew News article
How to make a duct tape dress form:
You Tube video
My blog for what I am sewing pictures and information
Girls in the Garden
Other items talked about
Timmel Home page
Big List of Sewing Blogs
ASG National Convention
Podcast length 23 minutes
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Fashionista Fabric Gift Certificate - Dinah Miller from Indiana
Christina from Assorted Notions - Book from Anne St. Clair
Ruth from Sew Chic - Interfacing from Pam Erny
Please email me
with your mailing address. Dinah I just need your email to get the gift certificate code to you.
Thanks all for listening and leaving such great comments.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Check out these books for more timesaving ideas:
Nancy Zieman's book
Sue Hausmann's book
Websites mentioned in this podcast:
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Happy One Year Anniversary to the Sew Forth Now Podcast
For the month of April 2008, leave a comment on the blog stating what country you are from, why you listen, and if you listen a few episodes at a time or keep current. This will automatically enter you in the drawing for the following prizes:
Fashionista Fabric - A $20 gift certificate donated by Melody
Intimately Yours Bras Book - This book donated by Anne St. Clair
Fashion Sewing Supply Interfacing - Interfacing donated by Pam Erny
Thanks to these kind and generous ladies for their donations.
Don't forget to enter
Length of podcast: 51 minutes.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
History of couture:
The History of Haute Couture
Haute Coutue Impeccable Style and History
Interpret Couture into our sewing
Interview with Susan Khalje
Susan Khalje Website
Article on HGTV website about sewing schools:
Length of Podcast - 46 minutes
Friday, March 7, 2008
Elastic wasitband tutorial
Sew ends of elastic together, section the elastic into quarters. This elastic is marked with pins, you could use a fabric washable marker. Quarter mark the garment's waist also.
Begin serging the elastic to the garment. Make sure you have a few stitches secured before you stretch the elastic.
A view of the serging.
Quarter mark. The pin on the elastic is matching with the seam of the pajama pants. Remember to remove your pin before the serger blades hit the pin.
Completed serged waistband
Next, sew the the casing down, use your coverstitch or sewing machine.
Once again, match the seams. This will help the waistband lay flat. See the seam on the casing matching up with the side seam on the wrong side of the garment.
Shot of steam to draw up the elastic.
Finished elastic waistband. I hope this helped.
The interview on today's episode is with Anne St. Clair owner of Needle Nook Fabric
Anne has been a guest on the show a few times and is a wealth of information.
Anne mentions these sources for bras
Elite Bra pattern (her own design) check her blog for ordering information
Kwik Sew lingerie patterns
You can Email Anne with any questions.
Thanks for listening and posting comments. I try to reply to all I can. Sometimes blogger doesn't show the email address, just a non-reply note. I do appreciate all the comments and ideas. Thank you.
I will start posting the length of the podcast on this blog. Maybe that will be helpful to those who listen via the computer. This one is 52 minutes long. That might be a record!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I have had a couple of emails concerning problems downloading the podcast. I have downloaded Episode 23 via the libsyn site and iTunes. These downloads did not have a problem, so hopefully all is well again. I think it might have been a slight hiccup with my podcast hosting server. Good luck and I hope it works.
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Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thread's Tips and Hints
Ann's Jacket information
Craft Stylish Website
Interview with Mary Ray on Quilted Garments - Adding Texture
Mary Ray Designs website
Gorgeous Silver Jacket
Evening Jacket with quilting details
Here is the cover of Threads issue 103, November 2002. Article starts on page 37.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
My blouse 1/2008 # 107
Burda World of Fashion photo for #107
Skirt for #112
Information for Scissors:
Gingher repair service
Sewing.org article on scissors
Interview with Pam Mahshie
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Threads reference site
Ottobre magazine issues and back issues
My jeans and dress pants are from Ottobre Woman 5/2007
Check these sources for back issues:
Dots n Stripes - UK source
Needle Nook Blog check out this site for specials, coupons, fabric of the week and inspiration
Ready-to-wear sites for slinky (travel) wardrobe ideas
Kwik Sew patterns Ann recommends for slinky
2243 - top - out-of-print
2056 -slacks out-of-print
2740 closer fitting t-shirt designed for 50% fabric
check Kwik Sew for the out-of-print patterns and Ebay
Needles for slinky 75/11 and a fine strong thread (Mettler, metrosene)
BWOF #116 1/2008 wrap top
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Artisan Square for SWAP discussion and other fabric and crafting discussion
Buttons and buttonhole links:
History of buttons and buttonholes
DIY Network buttonhole article
How to fix a buttonhole mistake
You Tube Video on buttoholes
How to measure the buttons
Needle Nook Blog Ann St. Clair's blog, information on classes and pictures of fabric available at your store
Burda English Yahoo Group -email discussion group pertaining to the garments in Burda World of Fashion Magazine
LoriV Reviews - the link to my reviews.
Interview with Nancy Nix-Rice, wardrobing consultant:
Nancy Nix Rice website
New Professional Image Book available at Amazon
Looking Good Book available at Amazon
Wardrobeworks is available at her website (see link above)
DVD available via:
Palmer and Pletsch website and look for that in February
ASG website for National convention information July 10 - 14, 2008, Chicago
Contact Nancy for seminar information: