Our latest video is all about FABRIC! Penny Payne, our longtime fabric editor, explores various fabric options for several new patterns from Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns. She also manages to get in a little fabric education, explaining things like scuba knits and “no-print prints.” Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section. If you find it helpful we’ll definitely look at doing more fabric videos.
Wrap Dress Sewalong update: This week I’ve been working on the muslin for my niece’s wrap dress. I’m just concerned about the bodice section, so that’s all I cut out and will stitch up. See my iPad in the photo? I’m binge-watching House of Cards on Netflix as I sew. Worth it alone for Claire’s sleek wardrobe. Don’t forget to read my co-host ReDpants Design’s post on fabric for your wrap dress. Hope you get in a lot of sewing this weekend!
Sick of winter and planning your spring and summer must-sews? Take a look at our newest video before you get too far. Our very own Carlos and Karen show you highlights from the Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns spring 2015 collections. You’ll get to see pattern details up close because—bonus!—Karen models the pattern garments in the video. We hope you like it! Watch and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Have you seen the Fashion Fusion magazine we produce for Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores? It’s in stores now and online, and it features loads of inspiration for fall and winter sewing. Plus, it pairs McCall’s, Butterick, Kwik Sew and Vogue Patterns with fabrics from Jo-Ann that are available right now. You can see just what our patterns look like all made up, no guesswork involved. So, watch the video, grab a copy of the magazine, and let us know what you think!