How to Choose Fabric: A Crash Course in Fashion Textiles

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I took “How to Think About Fashion Textiles” at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, and it was one of those classes that confirmed what I already knew. Natural fabrics (cotton, linen, etc.) are predictable. Denim is hard to buy. A fabric’s properties will determine how a garment turns out. The course did, however, introduce me to new ways of thinking about how to choose fabric. […]

Yona Coat: Proud as a Peacock

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I have an announcement. This is big doings for a home sewist. I made a coat. The Yona coat. It’s smart, warm, and one of a kind — everything this proud seamstress could ask for in a sewing project. […]

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