Schedule changes, weather related and not

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Tuesday, January 17: We'll close at 5 today. See you tomorrow.

Through this wacky weather we've had to make some adjustments to our store hours to make sure we were staying safe and sane. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding. We have been keeping our blog updated with any schedule changes. We have been using Instagram to publicize schedule changes too, so feel free to check both, or just give the store a call. If we're here, we'll answer. 

Regardless of the weather, we will be closed this Saturday, January 21st, so we can participate in the Women's March. We encourage each and every one of you to participate in our democracy the way(s) you feel best, and appreciate your understanding of us doing so as well. 

Mix and match

by Sarah

It has become a staple of the pattern stash of many sewists. A great basic top with variations in both sleeve length and ribbing placement makes the Linden a go-to classic. The fit is loose but not too loose and the possible fabric options are plenty. 

Knit fabric is what the pattern recommends. If you’ve been fabric shopping recently you are aware of what lovely knits have become available. Well, if you didn’t know, we get a ton of fabulous knits in at the shop so, we’ve got ya covered.  From yarn dyed french terry to organic cotton sweatshirt fleece to wool double knits, we’ve got em all, y’all.  

I like the idea of mixing substrates. I think it makes a piece more intriguing and definitely more personalized, which is always a good thing. For this sample, I chose a knit for the sleeves and a double gauze for the front and back pieces. I also left off the waist ribbing. Introducing the woven fabric into the Linden makes it chic, I think. Another idea is to make a knit version with chiffon sleeves, ooh!  

Because there are no darts in the Linden, you may want to cut a size or two larger, depending on one's bust measurement, so there will be more ease. To accommodate a large bust, think about adding darts. Have fun, sewing ninjas! 

Supporting Small Businesses through the Winter Weather

As you locals have known, we've been blasted with quite the weather lately. We have tried to stay open as much as possible. It has been hard for people to get out and about, and support their favorite places, meaning a tough season for our local businesses. This has long lasting and far reaching impacts. A number of small businesses across industries, from retail and restaurant to service businesses have organized to offer 10% discounts on gift certificate purchases made thru January 25th, 2017. You can read more and see a full list of the participating businesses here. Our Winter Weather gift certificates can be used for any merchandise not already discounted at 25% or more and purchases can be made over the phone, in person, and through our online store. If purchasing the gift certificate online, you will need to enter promo code WinterWeather10 to receive the discount at check out. Once purchased we will issue you a unique promo code to be able to shop online with your "certificate."

We hope to see you soon!