Street Style: New Patterns for Everyday Dress

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This week we’re excited to release 10 new patterns that make up for excellent wardrobe staples. Looking for the perfect trench coat or a new leather mini skirt? We’ve got it—check out the looks!

It's All About Opulent Textiles

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One thing I love about winter time in New York city is the opulence of fashion— richly hued silks, luxurious brocades, Matelassé silks and cottons, sequins and embellishing. Today I have proof that if you cut a classic pattern from an opulent textile, you something new + fresh—read on to see what I mean!

What to Wear (and make) Right Now

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This week we’re excited to reveal 6 gorgeous patterns all made from rich and romantic reds. Looking for a blazer or a duffel coat, or the perfect holiday ensemble? Check these out and get sewing!

D.I.Y. Holiday Gift Ideas

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The holiday season is quickly approaching and there’s one thing I truly love to do this time of year— pour a glass of mulled red wine, turn on some Nina Simone + create some hand-made gifts for my loved ones. Read on for some fresh ideas and inspiration…

Smells Like Teen Spirit | 7 New Grunge-Inspired Patterns

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If you’re a fan of early 90s grunge looks a la Kurt Cobain, the perfect leather trousers paired with a chambray button-down, or mixing petticoats with plaid jackets, these patterns are for you. Read on to see all of the details!

Editor's Pick | Our Top Coat Patterns

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Baby it’s cold outside, so it’s time to cozy up and sew yourself a beautiful new winter coat, complete with your very own personal touches. We’ve made this process easier for you by narrowing down the coat pattern options to a few of our favorites, so read on to see them all!

Central St. Martins Fall '11 Grad Show

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If you missed the Central St. Martins Fall ’11 Grad Show in February you can view some of the highlights here. I find these collections to include some of the most innovative and exciting fashion-forward designs, and oddly enough, completely unrelated to current trends and hype. Check it out! Above image: Phoebe English (top) and Yeori Bae (bottom)

Hello Glamour | 7 Sexy New Patterns

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Are you ready to get your glamour on? This week we have 7 mouth-watering patterns for those who love a bit of silver screen drama and pizazz. Channel your inner Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich or Marilyn Monroe. Read on the see the looks modeled by German actress Barbara Schöneberger* whose lovely figure inspires.

Electric Lady Land: 5 New Patterns Sized 44-52

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Have you ever mixed royal blue, electric purple and dark brown? Or what about bright mustard, khaki and tomato red? The Spring 2012 runways were full of eye popping color combinations all of which we find so refreshing and fun! These new patterns are great templates for color blocking and for creating everyday staples. Read on to see them all…

Time to Sew: 8 Essential Wardrobe Staples

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There’s a reason that certain trends or designs stay current forever— because many of these trends consist of classic shapes that can easily blend into our lifestyles, yet the variations come into play through fabrics, colors and styling. Read on to see 8 new patterns with a timeless elegance…

Circus Costumes from the 50s

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When David shared these photos with me last week I was absolutely in awe. I adore 40s + 50s fashion as many folks do— but I had no idea the spunk and creativity that went into vintage circus costumes, and they are indeed amazing, as are the photos, discovered on howtobearetronaut. Read on to see them all!

Black + White: 10 Classic Wardrobe Staples

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Black and white have forever been a chic color combination, and no matter the season or current trend, black and white clothing, whether worn together or alone, make for timeless classics. Worn together there is a play on masculine/feminine, sometimes bold and edgy and sometimes romantic yet structured. Check out these 10 new patterns and exciting ways to wear black and white together…

Fashion Design Collaborations: Which Ones Work?

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Many of our readers are not only handy with a sewing machine, but they follow the goings-on of the fashion industry as well. And if you’ve been paying attention to the current collaboration climate, you’ve noticed there are many. From Karen Elson + Nine West, Target + Missoni, to Kenzo for Opening Ceremony, which ones are a hit? A miss? Read on to see more photos and voice your opinion…

70's Glamour: 9 New Patterns

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Are you a fan of wide leg trousers, long flowing maxi dresses, glitter platforms, Anita Pallenburg or Janis Joplin? If so, read on to see these luxurious new patterns with a modern take on the 70’s…

Color Saturation: New Patterns + Variations

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This week we release five new patterns and five variations to get you geared up for fall. Made in a range or beautifully saturated hues, these pieces are sure to get you excited to pull out your machines and start sewing! Which pattern or variation is your favorite?

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