Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Emerson Crop Pants Sew Along, Week 1: Pattern Prep, Pleats & Pockets

Thanks for joining us for the Emerson Crop Pants sew along! These wide-legged crop pants are the perfect blend of style and comfort (via an elastic waist at the pant back). Seriously, you’re going to love the waistband! The recommended … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Using a Bullet Journal with Ho Mei of Arrow Mountain

This month, we’ve been exploring fashion sketching and how to utilize it effectively as part of your sewing practice. For our next Sketch to Sew feature, we chatted with Ho Mei of @arrowmountain and Arrow Mountain on Etsy (the most amazing … Continue reading

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Styling Ideas for Wide-Leg Crop Pants: Patterns and Inspiration

Are you geared up for the Emerson Crop Pants sew along with Kelli Ward of True Bias? If you’re a devotee of skinny jeans and slim-profile pants, wide leg pants can seem like a whole new world, especially when it … Continue reading

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Top Kimono Sewing Patterns – A Roundup

Here’s our top kimono sewing patterns. Springtime is kimono time, friends! Seriously, there is no better layering piece for this transitional season (except maybe my other favorite: cardigans!). Kimonos provide coverage while also being feminine and stylish, they’re perfect for … Continue reading

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Sketch to Sew: Drawing as Planning with Sienna of Not a Primary Color

If your sewing plans for 2018 include more careful planning, fashion sketching might be a useful step in that process. Next up in our Sketch to Sew series, we’re featuring inspiring maker Sienna, of @NotAPrimaryColor and, about how she … Continue reading

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Spring Wardrobe Tips and More in the Sew News April/May issue

Bring it on, spring! There’s nothing like the changing season to kickstart our sewing mojo (aka sewjo). The April/May 2018 issue of Sew News has loads of inspiration to get you on your way to a fresh spring and summer wardrobe. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Barbie’s 59th Birthday – Share Your Stories With Us!

March 9, 2018 marks Barbie’s 59th birthday! By Sew News columnist Abby Glassenberg Excerpted from Sew News February/March 2018 Many sewists got their start sewing for a favorite doll. For many people, that first favorite doll was a Barbie. Columnist Abby Glassenberg … Continue reading

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