Hi fellow Sewcialist! I am Martha from @garichild on Instagram and contributor for Sewn magazine. When you get a chance to peruse my me-made wardrobe, you will notice my love for Ankara fabric 😍. The bold patterns, colors, styles… yup I am ABSOLUTELY enamored with everything about it!!! So when I saw this striped beauty in … More I See Stripes in Everything
All information in this blog post came from Michel Pastoureau’s book “The Devil’s Cloth. A History of Stripes”. This blog post essentially is a very condensed summary of the book. “I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders … More The Non-linear History of Stripes
Hi everyone! Chloe here! I have been sewing for around fifteen years and still learn something every single time I sit at the machine. You can find me on Instagram as chloe_deadlycraft or blogging sporadically at http://deadlycraft.blogspot.com. Confession time: I started my sewing life as a quilter. I suspect some only-ever-garment-sewists might be wondering why you … More Tips on piecing stripes to make chevrons
Hello! Im Eleanor from nelnanandnora and I love stripes. As a fairly petite person, I feel that they add some emphasis to my shape and give the illusion of curves. My absolute favourite top during my teenage years was an oversized, scoop neck tee shirt from Miss Selfridge, in pale grey and green. So, how … More More Tricks for Matching Stripes
Hey! I’m Heather from Heather Handmade, and I love sewing my own clothes and especially sewing with stripes! What is it about stripes that attracts so many people? Stripes can look good when they are bold and when they are soft; stripes can look good vertical, horizontal, and diagonal; and stripes can look good on … More How Stripes Can Change a Pattern
Well hiya Sewcialists. It’s me, Sue. My sewing blog, A Colourful Canvas, is my primary Internet residence, but for today I’m all kinds of happy to be hanging out with you here at Sewcialists HQ. My brick and mortar life has me living in Vancouver, Canada where I share life and love with a techie husband … More Five Ways TNT Patterns Positively Impact Sewing Skills and Design Aesthetic
Hello Sewcialists! It’s Meg, of Cookin’ of Craftin’, coming at you with a round-up of some of the Sewcialists’ favorite TNT (tried ’n’ true) patterns! In honor of TNT Month, we thought it might be valuable to pull together some of the patterns that Sewcialists have identified as TNTs. (Ok, fine, it includes several of my … More An *Epic* Round-Up of TNT Patterns!