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DIY Designer Swimwear

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It’s hard to believe that July is coming to a close and that summer is already halfway over. There are only four more weeks left before we’ll be swapping out our swimsuits and summer dresses for the latest in fall fashion. Make the most of your dwindling beach days and create a swimsuit that really makes a splash!

How to Wear Harem Pants

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Project ideas and styling tips for one of summer’s most popular and controversial trends. We show you how to wear harem pants and our favorite harem pants patterns!

The Best Shorts for Your Body Type

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Find a shorts pattern that flatters so you can dress for your body type all summer long. You can maximize curves or hide your least favorite areas with the right pattern and print.

Trend Spotting: Paris Couture Fashion Week

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Fall/Winter Haute Couture fashion week is well underway, and among the lavish, avante-garde creations floating down the runways, we’ve picked out some totally wearable (and sewable!) looks from Chanel.

Sewing Sheer Fabric Styles

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There are a number of creative ways to incorporate sheer fabrics into a style. Whether you’re sewing a fully sheer garment or adding in a see-through sliver here and there, everyone can rock this trend.

Dressing For Work In The Summer Heat

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If your office has a dress code, or you wear a suit to work everyday, getting dressed every morning can be a sweaty experience! Unless you have the option of wearing a tank top and short-shorts, here are a few ways to beat the heat and still look professional.

Sew these men's trends from Paris Fashion Week!

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Men ruled the runways at Paris Fashion Week, sporting dazzling designs from fashion’s biggest names. Check out some of our favorite styles and get inspired to add a touch of “Je ne sais quoi” to your next menswear project!

Silk Moto Jacket

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I made and finished this jacket a couple weeks ago from our Silk Motorcycle Jacket. This was definitely my toughest sewing project so far in 2014 and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! My past jackets that I have made in the last little while have been out of stretch fabrics like double jersey and stretch leather, so it was fun figuring out and fitting this jacket.

Patriotic Style Ideas

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Whether you live in Canada or the Unites States, the first week of July is a time of celebration. Big plans for Canada Day or Independence Day? Show off your patriotic side with these festive fashion ideas!

Trend Report: Wimbledon 2014

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Win big with styles inspired by this summer’s other massive sporting event…. the Wimbledon tennis tournament!

Lasting Trends

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Fashion trends come and go, most styles being quickly pushed out of the way for the next best thing. Here are a few trends from the past few years that have stuck around long after their initial peak in popularity.

Fun Summer Prints and Accessories

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It’s all about fun, flirtatious prints and unique, bright accessories this season with these great summer finds!

The Pants of Summer: Thai Fisherman Pants

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Our Thai Fisherman Pants every summer since they debuted in 2009 have been on our top selling pattern list. They come in one size, are easy to sew, and versatile to wear. I personally have not made them yet, but every year I get more temped to by all our member’s variations of this pattern, and they look so comfortable to wear.

Sew Your Own Team Shirt for the World Cup!

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You can’t escape the international phenomenon of the FIFA World Cup. Sew up a form fitting tee in your team colors to show your national pride! The totally customizable pattern is found in our Active Wear Collection.

Trend Spotting: Romantic Lace

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Ladylike lace keeps you looking polished in sticky weather. See a few of our favorite outfits in lace!

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