Category Archives: Fashion

Off to Italy with Craftours

We’re off to Italy on the BurdaStyle fashion sewing tour with Craftours!

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Sew a Workwear Capsule – 10 Must-Sew Patterns

In my social sewing circles on Instagram and Facebook, I see people asking all the time for recommendations for workwear-appropriate patterns. And that’s where our story began! It’s one thing to sew loungewear, tees and jeans (which are totally my … Continue reading

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Jump Suit Round Up! What’s Your Favorite?

How are you feeling about the current jumpsuit trend? We’re seeing them all over the place! In an informal poll around the office, jumpsuits were far more favored over rompers. Jumpsuits (usually) offer more coverage, can be more structured and … Continue reading

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6 Fall Sewing Must-Haves with Allie Olson

We hope the August/September installment of Clothes Minded got you in the mood for fall sewing – it worked for us (and we’ll be sharing our plans later this month)! In that installment, IndieSew.com’s Allie Olson shared her tips for … Continue reading

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High-End Hack: Feather Trimmed Tank Styling

Styling a feather-trimmed camisole can be more difficult than the making of it. I’ve created 16 different looks using the Light as a Feather tank that were featured in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News‘ “High-End Hack” column. I … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Planning Tips from Rachel Pinheiro

We have been inspired by all the handmade wardrobe planning tips from our favorite sewing designers and bloggers this year, and this issue’s installment – from Rachel Pinheiro – was no exception. By Rachel Pinheiro of House of Pinheiro (Read … Continue reading

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Tony Award Fashions

I am a total theater geek and live for the Tony Awards. I love to see and hear what’s new on Broadway and while I watch the awards, I’m always inspired to travel to New York and have a weekend … Continue reading

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Favorite Woven T-shirt Sewing Patterns: Roundup Time!

We spent May reviewing some of our favorite knit t-shirt patterns but we also wanted to give some love to our other summer favorite, woven t-shirts. From boxy to fitted and basic to interesting details, these are some of our top … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift of a Lifetime!

Take your mom/daughter to Italy—a great Mother’s Day gift! Have you heard? Ellen March, Sew News content director and Sew it All TV host is going to Italy on a fashion tour with BurdaStyle’s Meg Healy this fall. And you … Continue reading

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What to Wear to a Royal Wedding

5 Royal Wedding Fashion Must-Haves While most of us aren’t invited to the royal wedding in a few weeks, it’s still fun to imagine what we might wear, had we been invited.

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Want to go to Italy?

Imagine this: You wake up in Italy with a full itinerary that you didn’t have to plan yourself. After getting dressed, you have breakfast with other sewists, discuss the plan for the day and get on a bus to travel … Continue reading

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6 Spring Trends to Sew

Love them or hate them, fashion trends can infuse and inspire your sewing with new colors, silhouettes and accessories you might not otherwise explore. Spring is a great time to try new things, experiment and have fun with fashion. Here … Continue reading

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Project Runway All Stars S6, E13: Finale Recap

Project Runway All Stars Season 6, Episode 13: History in the Making It’s the FINALE! photos courtesy of mylifetime.com. In this episode, the three remaining designers had to finish seven-piece collections to show on the runway for a few hundred … 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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Project Runway All Stars S6 E12 Recap

Project Runway All Stars Season 6, Episode 12 Recap: History in the Making The final four are revealed in this episode of Project Runway All Stars, and with so many twists and turns we finally learn who is showing their … 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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