Blog Silence = Busy Studio!


Sorry for the quiet blog of late, as I've been busy sewing, shooting, laying out the booklet, and all the other goodies it takes to release a new pattern, the Marianne Dress! She's going to print next week, which means she'll be here and in the studio in a couple of weeks and ready for your fall and winter sewing!

I have other pattern surprises in store this fall as well, so I hope you're all ready for a whole mess of stuff coming your way in the next few months!

Also, I am headed home to the Midwest for a few days next week, so the silence will continue here on my blog. But as a reminder for those of you not following me, I am pretty active on Instagram, so for daily updates, find me there!

In the meantime, there are loads of other things out there on the web to keep you inspired and occupied. Here are a few of my favorite things on the indie pattern scene to check out:


  • Sarai and team Colette Patterns have declared this month to be Sept-hem-ber and are posting all things hems all month long, and they are in the middle of making a free Colette Hem Guide booklet. I'm sure we are all going to pick up some helpful tips!
  • Anna from Noodlehead is by far my favorite non-garment person in the indie sewing scene, and I am thrilled that she has announced her upcoming book! And the cover says that it includes things to wear too...!!! 
  • The fabulous ladies at By Hand London have released the new Holly Jumpsuit pattern! Okay, this is not for me, but there are some fantastic versions out there, and after meeting two of the three BHL ladies when I was at Ray-Stitch in June, I can vouch that these ladies can rock a jumpsuit!
  • Sew L.A., the lovely shop I teach at here in Los Angeles, is turning eight! And as any eight year old would do, they are throwing a big bash, complete with rainbows and unicorns. Join in the fun on September 20th and wear your most fantastic handmade outfit to win great prizes! Learn all about it on this blog post. I will be there too, so come say hi!
  • Papercut Patterns has teamed up with Australian fashion designer Brooke Tyson and released a new pattern, the Clover Dress. I will admit that I bought it, downloaded it, printed it, taped it together, and cut out my size all on one Sunday evening the day it was launched. I have made up a muslin and it fits like a dream. Once things calm down I am going to use some fabulous rayon in my stash to make up a real version! I love it. 
  • I met the very sweet Charlie from This Blog is Not For You at my party in London and I am excited for her and her new patterns! She released a dress and a skirt variation under the name Audrey & Me
  • Deer & Doe has released a new pattern for the fall as well, a super cute long button-down shirt that would look great over leggings and boots for the cooler months ahead. It has an equestrian feel that I really like.
  • Want to see the most adorable Emery Dress? Check out the big beautiful stripes on Dixie's dress over at her Dixie DIY blog. I die. 
  • Both Fiona and Heather do regular updates from the indie sewing scene, so for even more news from all things indie sewing, check out there recent posts at Heather's Closet Case Files and Fiona's Diary of a Chain Stitcher blogs. 
  • Are you in the London area? If so, you should totally check out Tilly's classes at her new studio! Not only is she teaching, but Zoe and Lauren are teaching there as well! 


And as a reminder, you can always check out my posts for Craftsy here!
Happy weekend to you all!
xoxo