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Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

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Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer by paying tribute to his personal sewist and costumer, who sewed his extravagant stage shirts for 10 years. Anna Zapp, a former Sew News contributor, shares what it was like to work with John Denver and how he changed her life, taking her sewing business to the next level and helping her become a sewist for the stars.

Halloween: Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration

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Want to be like of your favorite TV show this Halloween? We’ve pulled together some costume inspiration for Game of Thrones, so whether you sew something new or pull items from your current closet you can get the look for Halloween 2017. These costume ideas include looks for the entire family to get into the spirit, because Halloween (and Winter) is coming soon…

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E8

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Client on the Go: There are only 9 designers left, and the front runners are really separating themselves from the flock. This week’s challenge was sponsored by Dixie cups. The designers had to create looks using a custom textile, and the winning print would eventually be printed onto Dixie cups! Plus, the winner gets $25,000. Huge stakes.

Time to Start Thinking About Halloween!

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October is here and now is the time to start thinking about Halloween at the end of the month! Read on to see some Halloween costume and party decor ideas as well as my favorite past Halloween costume that I made…

October is Pants Month!

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Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E7

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The Ultimate Faceoff: The challenge this week was to create a menswear-inspired look using fabrics from JC Penny menswear fashions. The perfect challenge for Brandon and Kentaro, who already do menswear-inspired designs for every challenge. Sure enough, they were on the top but didn’t take the win.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E6

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Models Off Duty: This week the designers had to create a street wear look for their model to wear in the heart of NYC for a professional photo shoot. The models would then be able to post these photos on their social media accounts.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E5

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Descending Into Good and Evil: The stars from Disney’s Descentants 2 were on hand at Lyndhurst Castle to present this week’s challenge: Make an eveningwear garment inspired either by “good” or “evil.” Michael, the winner from last week, got to choose who would be “good” and who would be “evil.” Everyone seemed happy with his choices.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E4

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We’re Sleeping Wear? The designers must incorporate surface embellishment techniques into sleepwear fashions for Heidi Klum’s Sleepwear Collection. The winning look will be mass produced for Heidi’s line.

Sewing for Good: Sewing Charities

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Whether you have a few extra minutes to spare or a lot of extra fabric to share, a little generosity goes a long way when it comes to sewing for charity. Read on to learn about about nine sewing charities working hard to help you put your sewing talents to great use.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E3

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A Leap of Innovation – Taking inspiration from the movie Leap: I’ll start off by saying: I don’t get it. The winning look from E3 looked like a sloppy, ill-fitting oversized men’s shirt with button loop accents. Why was this suddenly a masterpiece? I was sure Aaron would be “safe.” Not in the bottom, but safe. However, he was the winner of this challenge, and has immunity for next week. If he wasn’t so sweet and genuine, I’d be more upset.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E2

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An Unconventional Recycling: Turning trash into treasure! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the latest episode of Project Runway…

Project Runway: Week in Review

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the season 16 premiere…

Tony Awards Best Dressed 2017

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The Tony Awards is beginning to show that it can have a seat at the big kids table. If you’ve been a watcher of the Tony Awards you can’t help but notice that stars are bringing a lot more A game to their fashion choices. Anyone remember when Frances McDormand accepted the Best Actress award in a (gasp!) jean jacket? Lucky for fashion followers, critics and lovers of glitz and glam there were no jeans at this years show. However, you can tell there is a much more understated look to this awards show than say the Oscars, Cannes, Gold Globes etc.

Let’s look at some of the more memorable looks of the night. I have to say one of my favorites is Katrina Lenk. Her gold dress, especially against the floral back drop was simple elegance.

Did you have a favorite or least favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

March 2017 Best Seller Bundle

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The third month of 2017 has come to a close and now we’re feeling the start of Spring and it also means another best seller patter bundle! We have compiled the top three selling patterns in March 2017 and bundled them at a discount. Read on to download yours and see member projects of some of the patterns…

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