High-End Hack: Pearl Hem Pant Tutorial

Pearl Hem Pants
Embellished denim is everywhere and adorned with everything, including pearls, gems and embroidery. Begin with a pair of ready-made jeans and easily create your own designer denim without breaking the bank.

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Follow these simple step-by-step photos to create your own designer worthy denim! Continue reading

 High End Hack: Pearl Hem Pant Tutorial
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Project Runway All Stars Season 6, E 2 Recap

Project Runway All Stars Season 6, E 2: Damsels in Distress

This week, the designers were tasked with creating a distressed look. They had to concoct a story for their model that included some sort of tragedy–a reason why her clothing was torn, ripped, burnt, bleached, etc. The designers really went all out with these stories, and it made the work much more entertaining.

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Wardrobe Planning with Riva la Diva: 4 Steps to Developing Your Style

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 Wardrobe Planning with Riva la Diva: 4 Steps to Developing Your Style
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2018 Sewing Goals – Assistant Editor, Jessica Ziebarth

Happy New Year!

This year I am looking forward to sewing more for myself. I seem to always get caught up in mending something for someone, making gifts for friends and family or sewing up a project for work. Though I am sure I will still be sewing for all of the above, I will make more of an effort to put my sewing projects first. I am already planning to tackle my “mending pile” this weekend. You know, that pile of clothes you have kept around in hopes that you will repair it, while the pile just keeps growing and growing. After that pile is no longer haunting me I plan to move on to more exciting things, like new grocery bags, pants that I can use in late Winter and transition into Spring in, and I’m definitely making myself a duster (hopefully in velvet!).

I am really excited to share what I have been sewing for my new 2018 columns in Sew New with everyone. Check out the sneak peeks below! Continue reading

 2018 Sewing Goals   Assistant Editor, Jessica Ziebarth
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And the Winner of the Stylish Wraps Giveaway Is…

Joanne S!

Congratulations, Joanne! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you.

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If you didn’t win this time but are  interested in purchasing the book, you can find Stylish Wraps at tuttlepublishing.com.

Look for our next book giveaway on March 1, 2018!

 

 And the Winner of the Stylish Wraps Giveaway Is…
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Project Runway All Stars Season 6: Episode 1 Recap

Project Runway All Stars Season 6, Episode 1: Rookies vs Vets

All Stars is BACK and I’m excited to see some of my favorite personalities from past seasons of Project Runway.

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My top 3 from the start (based on past performance) are: Continue reading

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Sewing Inspiration – Cruise Wear For Dress and Casual

The week before Christmas, I was lucky enough to take a Caribbean cruise with several family members. We had been planning the cruise for almost a year, so of course, I had it in mind as I sewed over the course of the year. In the end, I wore a homemade garment every day of the cruise! While I was having too much fun to remember to ask someone to get a picture of me every day (Amanda’s better at that sort of thing), I did get some. Read on to see me in my Me-Made cruisewear. Continue reading

 Sewing Inspiration   Cruise Wear For Dress and Casual
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