Indigo dye results - Bay Area Sewists - CSews.com

DIY Shibori – Indigo dyeing fabric – Part 1

Hi, earlier this year, I took an indigo dyeing (also known as Shibori) workshop taught by Anna Joyce at Craftcation, which was so easy and so much fun. You can ...

Milinery tutorials for Britex Fabrics blog - making a lace hat and removable ribbon hat bands by Chuleenan of CSews.com

My millinery tutorials for Britex Fabrics

Hi, I wrote my first tutorials for Britex Fabrics blog this month! I decided to focus on millinery because I wanted to make a lace hat from a Patricia Underwood ...

Pilvi Coat - Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style - C Sews

The Pilvi Coat from Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style

Hi! I got the sewing book Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style (affiliate link here) for my birthday earlier this year. It features several wardrobe basics – skirts, tops, pants, and jackets, plus ...

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Washing indigo fabric - shibori, Synthrapol - CSews.com

Washing indigo fabric – a DIY tutorial for hand-dyed fabric

Hi, I wrote a post earlier this month about the indigo dyeing ...
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics - photo by C Sews - csews.com

Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics – What’s next?

In February the Bay Area sewing community was shocked to hear that ...
Using a paper trimmer for PDF patterns - csews.com

Paper trimmers are great for PDF patterns

I’ve only assembled a few PDF patterns and in each case, I ...

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Manus x Machina

My trip to New York – Manus x Machina, Mood Fabrics and more

Last month I visited my family on the East Coast. I was able to make a quick trip to New York while I was there. Here’s a brief summary of my trip, with many photos. My first stop was to Mood Fabrics where I searched for lightweight denim and bought these two to make a […]

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What every sewing blogger shoud know about copyright, privacy, and giveaways

Tips for sewing bloggers: Lawyer Rachel Fischbein on copyright, privacy and giveaways

Law and fashion may seem like an incongruous combination but San Francisco lawyer Rachel Fischbein has had an interest in both since high school. Back then she was part of a group of students who picked apart donated clothes, sewed them into something new and then donated the refashioned garments to a women’s shelter. Rachel was also […]

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PROJKT Maiden Lane - Britex Fabrics fall fashion show - Sept. 23, 2016, 7 pm to 9 pm

Win a ticket to PROJKT Maiden Lane!

UPDATE! Rafflecopter picked two random winners! Liz and Grace! You have both been sent emails that you won! Congratulations! UPDATE to the update: Liz can no longer attend so I had Rafflecopter pick another winner and that person is Marilyn! Congrats to Marilyn! Hi! I have an extra General Admission ticket to the Britex Fabrics […]

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Lace tutorials and resource list - csews.com

Sewing with lace – a resource list

Last year Natalie Wiener, the notions manager at Britex Fabrics, gave the Bay Area Sewists a great overview of lace for our Learn about Lace meetup. (I’m the organizer for the group.) She also gave us a really helpful handout with links to lace tutorials and more on lace. I put a version of this list as a […]

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Pilvi Coat - Pattern Review - C Sews

Pattern Review: Pilvi Coat

This is my review of the Pilvi Coat pattern as it appears on Pattern Review (I’m csews there). You can read my review here. Some of the information is repeated in my post about the Pilvi Coat but there’s some more info on construction details here. Pattern Description: Coat with a simple neckline (no collar), […]

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Bill Cunningham - fashion photographer - C Sews - csews.com

Farewell, Bill Cunningham

  New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham passed away yesterday. He tirelessly captured fashion on the streets for decades. You can see Bill’s “On the Street” videos for the Times here, which feature his photos and his observations on what he photographed. For learn more about Bill, read his Times obituary here, New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als on Bill’s […]

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My $50 of Mood Fabrics

At the end of April Rachel of House of Pinheiro did a post about making her first pair of jeans, which you can read here. She made her jeans using Theory indigo stretch cotton denim from Mood Fabrics (sorry, sold out or I would link to it). And Rachel was offering a giveaway – a […]

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Four PDF patterns I bought

Last week I blogged about the paper trimmer I got for the PDF patterns I recently purchased. I also mentioned that this week I would discuss which patterns I got. So here they are! For quite some I’ve been hearing about Named—the Finnish indie pattern company founded by two sisters—and the popular Inari Tee Dress and its other version, the Inari […]

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Vogue patterns - V9191 - V1417 - V8891 - csews.com

Vogue Patterns I bought

Last Friday I was online looking for vintage patterns. I went to Vogue Patterns’ website to see if there were any vintage reissues.  I was excited to see that all patterns were on sale for $5.99 but the sale was ending that day! I wasn’t sure what time it would end because I’m on the West Coast […]

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Garment District - New York City - csews.com

My trip to New York’s Garment District

Last January I was on the East Coast to visit family in New Jersey and I also snuck in a quick jaunt to New York. Because I only had a day to spend in the Big Apple, I contacted a few sewcialists before my trip to see if we could meet in the Garment District, the neighborhood in Manhattan […]

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