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Old Mexico Blouse by Folkwear

by Cameron

I was so excited to see a new shipment of Folkwear patterns arrive at the shop the other week. For uncommon silhouettes and details, Folkwear can’t be beat. Many of our customers that come in for Folkwear patterns are interested in historical sewing, but plenty of their patterns are great for everyday wear, too. That’s what I had in mind when I made up the Old Mexico Blouse. I think it’s going to get a lot of wear this summer.

This is such a simple project! There are only four pattern pieces, so tracing and cutting are a breeze. I’m not a speedy sewer, and I was able to finish it up in two or three hours, tops. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The only step that I had trouble with was attaching the sleeves. Instead of attaching the sleeve at the armhole, it’s more like you’re inserting the sleeve into the side seam. Adrianna clued me in to an easier way to tackle this bit of construction - sew the sleeve to the shirt and then sew the sleeve and side seam together in one go.

I made the small, a size smaller than my bust measurement, because it’s such a roomy shirt. I’m glad I sized down. The pattern includes both a top and full dress option.

Let’s talk fabric: For the yoke I used Andover’s chambray in marigold. We have just one or two bolts of this chambray left, but I think the shot cottons would also work really well in this pattern. The rest of the shirt is made of a splashy aqua fabric from Alison Glass’ Handcrafted collection - her modern take on batik. It’s well suited to both quilting and garments.

Come on in to check out all the new Folkwear patterns we have in stock!



Just In: Cotton + Steel and Sun Prints

by Gina

The newest line from the clever gals of Cotton + Steel is here! Chock full of pretty colors and sweet designs. And, to help make room for the new pieces, the 2014 pieces are marked down 25%!Gorgeous double gauze prints!Next up, a nice group of “Sun Prints” from Alison Glass, perfect to mix in with her “Handcrafted” collection of batiks.

See you soon!


Just In: Anna Maria Horner, Tina Givens, Alison Glass, PJ Patterns + more!

Love, loungin, and getaways (or homecomings) are the themes for this week’s Just In. We got some great new pieces from Anna Maria Horner and Tina Givens, the full collection of handprinted Alison Glass fabrics, some more fabulous cotton/linen blends that would make for cheerful interior decorating, and pajama patterns! To brighten up your jeans or purse pouches we also are now carrying some great, vibrant colored brass zippers! Word on the street is that we will finally be getting some rain the next few days. Although the surprising sun has been a marvelous treat, it’s about time to be snuggled up indoors working on fun projects :) Take a peak at these newbies and get inspired:



Port City Collection:

Alison Glass:

Tina Givens, just in time to make some sweetheart or bff cards and gifts!:

Anna Maria Horner:

Rainbow zippers to match the rainbows we will hopefully seeing a lot of in the near future:

New Pj pattern (on the left) is the adult version of the childrens pattern (on right)! What a sweet treat to make a matching mother/daughter lounge set

By popular demand, we have this full set asian pj pattern, check out those pants!:


See you soon!