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Strange cargo at Kennedy Airport: New York Times Owner of CityCraft in Dallas named one of America’s coolest young entrepreneurs (congratulations, Callie!): Inc. A great video prank using two sets of identical twins: YouTube You’ve got to have a very …

selecting prints for adults

If you sew for yourself, you may have read our Principles of Fabric Selection series and wondered how they apply to your own sewing. Here’s a quick answer. Our most recent guest post for the¬†Burda Style blog talks about using …

drawn

Back in design school, one of our best professors frequently gave our class the assignment to go home and each sketch 50 dress concepts before class the next day. To come up with that many unique ideas in one evening, …

thinking about fall

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it still feels too early to start thinking about fall sewing. After all, today the weather is expected to break even more records here in New York, after three solid weeks of …

it’s on!

The Ice Cream Social got started over the weekend, and it’s already making excellent progress. How is your sewing coming? Here are some posts to help you follow along: Day 1 Transferring markings to the fabric Interfacing, button loop and …

summer sale

For the next two weeks, you’ll receive 20% off your order when you purchase two or more patterns from our website. Use coupon code SUMMER2010 when checking out to receive your discount. Why not use this as an opportunity to …

ready for the social

Are you participating in the Ice Cream Social? It just so happens that I’ve been sewing Ice Cream Dresses in my free time lately, too. This is the first of two versions I made over the weekend. I blogged about …

join the ice cream social

Planning to sew an Ice Cream Dress this summer? Why not join the global group of seamstresses who are participating in this month’s Ice Cream Dress sew along. Hosted by Amy of Badskirt in Australia, the sew along promises to …

upcoming stops for our spring and summer trunk show

Since it hit the road in April, our spring and summer trunk show has made stops from Vancouver to Philadelphia. It’s now heading back across the continent to do another west-to-east cycle. The show features items from our Spring and …

notches, fashion-related exhibition edition

Here are some fashion-related exhibits to keep us busy during the summer months: Diane Savona’s Closet Archaeology exhibit: via the Textile Blog American Woman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art And its sister exhibition, American High Style: Fashioning a National …

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Why having a toddler is like being at a frat party: Suburban Snapshots A little bit of tennis magic: YouTube How they turn the lights on each morning at the Museum of Modern Art: YouTube Please stay in your assigned …

pinking finished seams

Here’s how to finish your seams using pinking. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve a nice finish.