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Project Runway Week in Review

Project Runway: Week in Review One Size Does Not Fit All Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! all photos courtesy of Lifetime. My absolute favorite part of this season is that … Continue reading

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5 Back to School Kid Crafts

Keeping the kids busy these next couple of weeks before school is a bit challenging. I want to savor the last moments of summer, but need the littles to wrap their heads around the idea that school is starting and … Continue reading

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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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Happy Tank Week! I wanted to test a knit tank as well as a woven to have options. These will be my two go-to patterns for summer! First I went with the Rumi by Christine Haynes Patterns. I love Christine … 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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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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Sew Happy – an interview with author Sanae Ishida (+ giveaway!)

SN writer Beth Bradley chats with author Sanae Ishida about her book Sewing Happiness. Any devoted sewist will probably tell you that sewing brings her joy. Sewing gives us a way to express our creativity, connect with fellow makers, and … 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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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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How To Sew Leggings

Leggings have been a trend for a while, but it’s one I hadn’t really gotten into. But when I saw the article in the Feb/Mar 2016 issue of Sew News about making your own leggings, I decided to give it … Continue reading

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National Sewing Month: What Sewing Means to Kate

For National Sewing Month, I was asked to answer this question: “What does sewing mean to you?” It took me a bit to figure out the answer, but once it popped into my mind, it was obvious: Sewing to me … Continue reading

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Cosplay Is So Much Fun

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Every September, there’s a local anime convention. Some friends of mine run the registration desk, and for many years I have been volunteering for them. This year the con was Labor Day weekend. While Registration can get very busy, there … Continue reading

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Up in Arms Blouse featuring Art Gallery Fabrics

Shortly after I started working for Sew News in March, I was looking through recent issues and spotted the Up in Arms Blouse (Feb/Mar 2016). I thought it was super cute, and it promptly went on my list of projects … Continue reading

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Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 4: Sleeves, Cuffs, and Hems

Welcome to the fourth and final day of our Gallery Tunic Sew-Along! Last week we discussed fabric options, then created a back pleat, inserted a placket, and stitched the shoulder seams. On Monday, we made and inserted the collar. Today … Continue reading

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Gallery Tunic Sew Along Day 3: Collar

Welcome back! Today is Day 3 of our Gallery Tunic Sew-Along. Last week we went over fabric options, then we made a back pleat, put in a placket and stitched up the shoulder seams. Today we’ll be putting the collar … Continue reading

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