Have you seen the fresh new patterns at McCall’s? I’m so excited to see some familiar faces with patterns of their own! As you know, I frequent NY often to visit my son (how convenient-huh??) and love to stop in Williamsburg to visit all the fabulous local talent showcased in boutiques up and down the hip streets in Brooklyn. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Patty, at Flirt. They have the coolest fashions, and also have a sewing workshop called Home Ec, where they teach sewing. Don’t ask me how I found them, it must have been my fabric radar!!
I just picked up a copy of Vogue Patterns sewing magazine and was thrilled to read about her, among other fabulous seamsters, featured on their pages. You have to check out their skirt pattern, as well as patterns from Marcy Tilton, Rebecca Turnbow, Melissa Watson and Megan Nicolay. All of them are very cool and trendy. I love finding patterns that showcase similar ready to wear designs as H&M, Anthropologie, Eileen Fisher, etc.
And don’t miss the article on Sewing Lounges!! It’s so great to see so many like minded seamsters sharing their skills as we do right here at Stitch Cleveland. There’s Helen at Seam Divas in Vancouver, Michelle, Gina and Lupine at Modern Domestic in Portland, Citycraft in Dallas, Diana at Make Workshop in NY and so many others!!
So, get your sewing machines out, open up that fabric stash…and get sewing! Sewing is def not a dying art! Stop in and take advantage of Free Sew sessions, schedule a few private lessons or check out our class listings. We’re here to keep sewing alive and want you to join in the fun and hang at your local sewing lounge, Stitch Cleveland!