Author Archives: Kate

Sundress Week: Josie Dress by Christine Haynes for Sew News

Kate’s Take on the Josie Sundress The first issue of Sew News that was released after I came to work here had the Josie Sundress on the cover. I thought it was so cute, and I thought it might be … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Sew Caroline Weekend Style Giveaway Is…

Donna! Congratulations, Donna! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Sew Caroline Weekend Style at … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sew Caroline Weekend Style by Caroline Hulse

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Sew Caroline Weekend Style by Caroline Hulse as seen in the June/July 2017 issue of Sew News: From Friday date night to a Sunday morning spent lounging around, your weekend wardrobe … Continue reading

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#MeMadeMay: Kate’s Favorite Patterns

It was only recently that I was introduced to the concept of a “tried and true” pattern — one that you enjoy making and like the fit and style enough to make again and again. I was always a try-something-new … Continue reading

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#MeMadeMay: Sewing for Myself

Fun fact: When you’re a professional costumer, making things for yourself is not something you do. When you sew all day, you don’t necessarily want to go home and do it in your off time. And when I did, it … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Sew4Home Bags and Totes Giveaway Is…

Mary! Congratulations, Mary! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Sew4Home Bags and Totes at … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sew4Home Bags and Totes

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Sew4Home Bags and Totes by Liz Johnson and Anne Adams, as seen in the April/May 2017 issue of Sew News: Create one-of-a-kind ways to stow your stuff, then get ready to … Continue reading

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Sergers in the Costume Shop

As you may or may not know, I began my sewing life in theatrical costuming. I learned to sew in my university costume shop, and worked for several years in a professional shop after I had my degree. For National … Continue reading

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Perfect Fit: How to Find the Apex with Joi Mahon

The apex is a key location for pattern making, flat patterning, draping and adjusting a pattern for a custom fit. When you learn flat-pattern design, the apex is the starting point for rotating darts and creating any garment pattern you … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Modern Machine Embroidery Giveaway Is…

Kathy E! Congratulations, Kathy! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Modern Machine Embroidery at interweave.com. Look … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Modern Machine Embroidery by Lisa Archer

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Modern Machine Embroidery by Lisa Archer, as seen in the February/March 2017 issue of Sew News: Need to know the ins and outs of successful machine embroidery?  This new machine embroidery … Continue reading

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Sewing the Gallery Tunic

Did you read our Gallery Tunic Sew-Along back in August? Even though I was the one who posted it, I wasn’t the one who sewed the sample garment. I have to admit, though, as I cleaned up the text and … Continue reading

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Perfect Fit: Bonus Info with Joi Mahon

Not everyone encounters a gapping neckline, but when you have one, you know it. In my February/March 2017 Sew News column I addressed why this occurs and how easy it is to fix. Read on to learn how I discovered … Continue reading

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Masterclass Mini-Tutorial: Draft Your Own Fly-Front Zipper

Have you seen our new February/March 2017 issue yet? We’re really excited about our new Masterclass column. In it, Linda Reynolds goes over in detail how to tackle some of the more intimidating sewing tasks that a sewist might run … Continue reading

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STAR WARS: Storytelling Through Costume

“I saw this Jedi costume… At last I had an idea of who I was, how to carry myself, and I had my way of being.” —Samuel L. Jackson, Actor Costume is a vital storytelling element, visually communicating information about … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Signature Bags giveaway is…

Melanie C! Congratulations, Melanie! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Signature Bags by Michelle … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Signature Bags by Michelle Golightly

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Signature Bags by Michelle Golightly, as seen in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Sew News: Indulge your artistic side with Signature Bags. While the phrase “homemade bag” doesn’t always bring … Continue reading

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