Category Archives: Fashion

Pretty Options for Plus + Curvy Size

In our latest issue we have two sew alongs. One happened in January,  the Clare Coat from Closet Case Files. You can access all the posts for this sew along any time. The second sew along is with Jenny Rushmore … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle Cape Top

Seasonally appropriate? Not in the least! I’m a summer girl, so sometimes the only thing that gets me through fall and winter is dreaming about when the warm weather will come around again. That’s what was behind my choice to … Continue reading

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What We Love To Sew – From The Editors of Sew News!

Amanda – Senior Editor These days, I love a TNT (tried and true). I prefer basics that I’ll actually wear on a daily basis rather than special occasion pieces.  I usually don’t buy a pattern unless I think I’ll make … Continue reading

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5 Easy Summer Pieces To Add To Your Wardrobe

Summer Time Sewing Currently I am in the stages of finishing up my dress for a 1940s ball that I’m attending this weekend.  This is the first costume type event that I’ve ever attended. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading

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Sew for Summer: June/July Sew News Preview

Now that summer’s finally here, we’re looking forward to all sorts of warm-weather fun. Lucky for us, we have the June/July issue of Sew News to help us out! Personally, I love to swim. Living in Colorado, I don’t get … Continue reading

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The Perils of Not Taking Home Ec

You may recall my quick review of Joi Mahon’s book, Create the Perfect Fit on the Sew News blog awhile back. It’s one of my first resources I go to on fitting. Which got me to thinking, how do people … Continue reading

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7 Reasons To Try Fashion Sewing: A Review of Joi Mahon’s Latest Book

I really love Joi Mahon’s books and videos and her fresh take on sewing. She takes difficult concepts and breaks them down in to manageable sizes. Sewing as we all know is easy. Making things fit? Like trying to sculpt … Continue reading

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Exclusive Q&A with Under the Gunn designer Stephanie O.!

Here at the Sew News office, we are very devoted fans of Project Runway mentor and fashion expert Tim Gunn. In fact, Editor-in-chief Ellen and I have been trading our favorite “Tim-isms” and comparing notes about the previous night’s PR … Continue reading

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Is it fashion or costume?

I saw this new emerging fashion designer on the website Muuse.com.  Tilda Bay Kristofferson’s latest collection was reviewed as “…impressively dramatic and atmospheric [finding] inspiration in poetry, darkness and a strong, feminine woman.” Unfortunately, I’m unable to view the collection first … Continue reading

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Have you been altered by your sewing machine?

I’ve been sewing for a long time, 2nd grade is when I started and then dropped it in high school ’cause it was ‘dorky’. Then took it up when I started working for theatrical costume shops. I come from a … Continue reading

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Summer Style – Shorts

Fortunately for those of us that know how to sew we are not relegated to wearing short shorts, Daisy Dukes, itty-bitty barely-there summer wear.  These short looks on the runway this year are all about structure, a bit of coverage … Continue reading

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Adding to your summer wardrobe: The Tunic

This lovely woman is rocking the internet on blogs and Pinterest  but there isn’t much detail about who she is.  However, we can surmise that she wears this tunic with a certain bit of style and wonderful flair, no?  I … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Fashions – Get your Derby On!

The Kentucky Derby will be here May 3-4!   The two greatest minutes in sports!  After you see the ponies race down the track the real sport of people watching begins.  Every woman can dress like a Southern Belle with … Continue reading

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Passion for Fashion from Vanessa Walilko

Last weekend Ellen March, our editor-in-chief, judged the Passion for Fashion show at the American Sewing Expo. 12 contestants were given a mystery theme and $100 to purchase supplies from the expo floor. They then had roughly 36 hours to … Continue reading

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