Sewing weather has arrived! With all the clouds and rain, we will be kicking off the weekend with a mug of tea, new fabric, and a bunch of cozy sewing projects. What are your plans for the weekend? We would love to hear what you’re sewing up next.
Hello from the team at Colette! We’re a small company that creates and publishes all kinds of resources and goodies for people who sew.
Since its establishment in 1942, Robert Kaufman Fabrics has been a family-run business. Over 70 years have gone by since Robert started this company, but the heart and soul lives on through the community we have built here. Now, Robert Kaufman Fabrics is located in sunny Los Angeles, California, where our in-house design studio designs some 3000+ new fabrics each year.
Decades of Style came about back in 2005 as way to “have your vintage and wear it too” – because with authentic pieces of vintage clothing, you can’t really do both. If you want to wear vintage clothing as your everyday wardrobe, you are not going to have it for years to come due to fiber degradation and the literal “wear and tear” that occurs to clothing worn on a regular basis. Any textile conservator will admit, no matter how careful you are – vintage clothing dies a little bit more every time you wear it, and sometimes all at once -there is a curry-stained, silk brocade, vintage Cheongsam in our resources collection to prove that point! In addition, the difficulty of finding vintage clothing that would fit today’s average size woman makes it impossible for most ladies to wear authentic vintage pieces on a regular basis. It is an undeniable truth the most vintage clothing is just too small for the average modern woman. A 30” waist is a considered size LARGE in the vintage clothing world. That refers to the garment measurement – not the body measurement! Vintage clothing vendors routinely use the word “rare” when describing an item they consider a size Large – i.e.
Since its founding in 2013, Cotton+Steel has become one of the most exciting fabric companies in the industry. Designers Melody Miller, Sarah Watts, Alexia Abegg, Rashida Coleman-Hale and Kim Kight all work together to release five individual collections twice a year and several collaborative midterm collections in between. The fabrics focus on fresh, fun, cohesive color and thoughtful design. By offering both quilting cottons and garment friendly fabrics like rayon and cotton lawn, C+S caters to the multiple interests of the modern home sewist – why not make a quilt and a dress?
My name is Sara Lawson, and my first pattern was released in January of 2013. I love making bags, quilts, and clothing. I feel like it’s been such a wild ride and I’ve met so many fabulous people since. I went from an introverted loner with just about no friends to someone who had interesting things to say about a hobby and a career that she loved.