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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

AM Northwest Design Challenge in Portland Oregon

I feel lucky to live in Portland, Oregon we have so much creative juices flowing --- independent and fashion designers, sewing, quilting, handbag designers, fabric stores, and even design competitions.

The television show AM NORTHWEST is airing AM Northwest Design Challenge, a competition between The Art Institute of Portland apparel design graduates and students.

Look for the challenge on Mondays and Fridays on AM Northwest from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. through February 2012.

The designers participating in the Design Challenge are:

Natalya Hebert
Germaine Barnard
Amy Sim
Lindsay Chapel

You can find the Design Challenge participant bios and Challenge information on KATU

I'll definitely be tuning in to the Challenge this Friday, January 27th.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to Make Sewing Patterns that Fit - Video

Did you know that the distance from your wrist to your elbow equals your foot length? This video opens with some very cool measurement facts.

In this video you'll learn a system of how to make precisely fitting patterns from just two body measurements, your bust and hip.

You'll be amazed by this pattern making system invented in Germany in 1930 called the Golden Rule. It may just help you with that perfect fit.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

‎9 yards! Vintage seersucker fabric is getting difficult to find

When I unfolded all 9 yards of this vintage seersucker fabric, I wanted to wrap myself up in all of it's cozy softness. Some seersucker fabrics can be a bit stiff feeling, but not this one.

Spring is right around the corner. With this much yardage, you could make a sleeveless dress, lightweight jacket cover up, skirt, and blouse.

It's on Revival Fabrics right now.