Friday, December 3, 2010

Episdoe 62 - Sewing as a Business

First the winner of the book - 24 entries dated through the December 1st.  I used to get a number and the winner is #22 - congrats, Tasha. 

I cannot figure out how to put the number generator onto the blog post, sorry.

Now to the links for this show:

From Sewing on the Edge  posts - a flickr tutorial from Lisa
collar tutorial

Sew Mama Sew Holiday sewing list

Ruffled Christmas Trees
McCall's Downloads

McCall's Holiday giveaway

Fabric Mart on You Tube

Vogue 8597
Interview information:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Episode 61- Online Fabric Shopping

an interview with Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic
Blog for wardrobe ideas:
Cabi Canary

a few online fabric sites:
Fabric mart

Sawyer brooks

Elliot berman


Gorgeous fabric

Please feel free to add your favorite online sites in the comments

Pictures of my latest knit tops:

 Above is Ottobre

Cardi-wrap 2603 (simplicity)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Episode 60 -White Shirt

Today we are chatting with Barbara from Sewing on the Edge about The Never Too Many White Shirts Project.

More information here

leave a comment on her blog if you would like to participate
or email her

More information from show:
Double Bias extension

Lagerfeld information on Burda site

Lagerfeld jacket

Lagerfeld skirt

Sweater pattern

Sweater knit tutorial

Staying a neckline

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Episode 59 - Decisions

National sewing Month

Decisions on what to sew -
Let’s talk about deciding what to make.

1. Seasons

2. Inspiration

3. Fabric

4. Pattern

5. Needs

How do you prioritize?

Pressing video

Stripe insertion blouse

Notched Collar How-to

Sew Stylish Jacket Challenge enter by October 18, 2010

Staying a Curve

Vintage Inspiration

English Cut

Burda Style Article on Fashion week

My blog post for the Anthro top and McCall's Pattern

Anthro top, here is blogpost for detail how-to and pictures

Silk Jersey top

Friday, July 9, 2010

Episode 57 - Stash Game

Stash, how much is a comfortable level for you, please leave a comment.   Ideas to help use your stash or ways to reduce some stash you won't sew or perhaps your tastes have changed or your kids are too old for a particular fabric.

What's new on the web:
Uniform Project

Teach Yourself to Sew Bias Binding video

Sewing room and fabric stashes link via Threads to Flickr

Remaking a Cardigan

Sew Wow Magazine

Sewing by the Seat of my Pants sleeve placket tutorial

Copying your favorite t-shirt - how to make a pattern from this tshirt

Burda Archives

Thread's site - sewing curves

Simplicity's Fall 2010 new patterns

Cynthia Rowley trims at Simplicity

Sew 4 Home

Moda Bake Shop

Simplicity 2584 fabric from Fashionista Fabric

Length of Episode - 29 minutes

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Winners of 3rd Anniversary Contest

First, thanks for all the comments, it was the most ever!

Joann's gift card -Jill Redding
Book - Cherriss
Notion - Cindy Plummer

Email me your mailing address and these gifts will be on the way to you.

Thanks again

Friday, April 23, 2010

Episode 56- Calling All Designers

Project Runway Wii game

Project Runway Design Kits

Interview with Bonnie Simmons from Simplicity Patterns

Inspired by Project Runway Pattern Design Contest Information

Contest Rules

Press Release provided by Simplicity:
Aspiring designers and sewers are invited to compete in a fashion design competition that's inspired by Project Runway®. Creative fashionistas are challenged to design a look that others will want to make and proudly wear! The winner will receive worldwide distribution of their design and a trip to NYC, fashion capital of the world! Entries will be judged by Barbara Schneeweiss, Executive Producer of Project Runway® and representatives from Simplicity® Patterns, the creator and sponsor of this exciting competition, as well as sewing industry experts.

An exclusive licensing agreement between Weinstein Company, owner of Project Runway® and Simplicity Patterns enables Simplicity® to market apparel sewing patterns "Inspired by Project Runway". Simplicity® is the world’s leading manufacturer of fashion sewing patterns. Their Inspired by Project Runway patterns have garnered worldwide attention and become instant collectibles as each season passes. Now, one lucky aspiring designer from the United States has a chance to turn "pro", by having their winning design added to the Inspired by Project Runway® pattern collection worldwide!

Fashionistas, style-mavens, aspiring designers and home sewers are invited to enter and become part of the world of fashion design! This is a rare opportunity to compete in a fashion design contest where the prize enables the winner’s name to be forever attached to the Simplicity® and Inspired by Project Runway brands. "We are looking forward to reviewing the entries and introducing a fresh, new design to our Inspired by Project Runway pattern collection and the world of fashion" says Bonnie Simmons, Design Director at Simplicity®.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to New York City to visit Simplicity’s offices for meetings with the Design and Production staff. The winning design will be produced and distributed worldwide as an Inspired by Project Runway® pattern in the Simplicity Pattern Collection. The Grand Prize Winner will be photographed and featured on and the winning design will be photographed for the Simplicity Catalog

Links provided in comment section of Episode 55 for vintage patterns:
The Vintage Pattern Lending Library

Patterns from the Past

Past Patterns

Pattern Retrospective

Folkwear Patterns

Please Note:
I am providing the information for the Simplicity contest and I have no affiliation with this contest.   Good luck to all who enter.

Podcast length - 34 minutes

My Jalie Top:

Friday, April 16, 2010

Episode 55 - Vintage Patterns

Vintage Pattern sites:

Your Pattern Shop

Gremly Girl

Pattern Rescue

Moms Patterns

So Vintage

What's on the web
Hot Patterns Skirt with

Teach yourself to Sew

Patchwork Laptop Case

Raw Edge Bias Binding

Twinkle Dress

Twinkle Sews Book

What I have been sewing:

Interview with Angie
Quality Time Blog

We Sew Vintage Blog

and then HAPPY THIRD ANNIVERSARY to the podcast

Leave a comment on this post for three prizes, drawing on April 30th.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Episode 54 - Finding the Time

****EDIT AGAIN***  The file at my hosting site Libsyn has a broken link again (the podcast file is gone), Libsyn states on the support page the problem has been fixed.  So I have uploaded the file for the 3rd time.  I am hoping, third time is a charm. 

****EDIT**** on March 28th and March 29th (morning) there were problems downloading the podcast.  I have uploaded the file again and it appears to be working.  Thanks to those who posted comments to let me know you were having problems, I appreciate it.  Keeping my fingers crossed!*****

Time articles

EHow article
EZine Article

Atlanta Thread Site

DIY Dish Video Podcast
Neckband Tutorial at Girls in the Garden
Facing tutorial
Tights Tutorial
Diana's Sewing Lessons

Podcast length - 37 minutes

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Winner from Episode 53

Time for a winner.  I had 14 comments on the blog, but had to eliminate some - Lane had a double post, there were two spam type comments and Melissa you were late for the drawing, but I appreciate your comment.

So using with the 1 to 10, #3 is the winner.  Congratulations to Amy, please email me with your mailing address.

Thank you all for the great comments, it was very fun to read what you enjoy.