The highlight of my week was definitely a visit from Tasia of Sewaholic Patterns.
Tasia was passing through town and stopped by the studio for a visit. We had coffee and a nice long chat. Needless to say, we have a lot in common to talk about and she is just the nicest person. I feel like Tasia and I share a cooperative attitude and I like that we can share ideas and experiences so easily. She’s awesome!
I’ve also been riding my bike to work again, with a brand new paint job! Kenn had it painted for my birthday and I’m going to slowly work on fixing it up a bit more. But riding to work again has been so much fun. This is apropos of nothing, I just wanted to show my blue bike.
I’m still working on the two new patterns, along with getting some digital patterns ready for your downloading pleasure. We’re hoping to have those available real soon now. Chugging along!
Here are some wonderful links Casey found for us this week:
- Tips and ideas on working with quilting cottons in garment sewing.
- This little eye mask how-to would be a great way to use up scraps and as gifts for friends (or yourself!).
- A fetching DIY skirt that would be great for transitioning from late summer to fall.
- An interesting article on why sleeve cap ease is a myth.
- A huge selection of pocket-making tutorials for a variety of classic and novelty styles.
- Looking for ways to bring out the saturated colors of photos you post online? Here are some fantastic tips.
- Check out the LACMA digital collection for some gorgeous examples of garments from various eras.
- Excellent tips from Threads Magazine on how to achieve better topstitching.
- Yet another option for DIY custom, sew-in clothing labels.
- Kick back at the end of a long afternoon of sewing with a glass of this (summer perfect) peach sweet tea.