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Ina Skirt Tester Photos, Simplicity & Butterick Fall Catalogs, Meet BeckiP

Ina Skirt Tester Photos, Simplicity & Butterick Fall Catalogs, Meet BeckiP
August 27th, 2014 
In This Issue
Understanding Interfacings
Ina Skirt Tester Photos
Mimi G Style & New Fall Collection for Simplicity
Member in Focus - BeckiP
Butterick Patterns Autumn Catalog
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As I was dressing my daughter for preschool today, and she pointed to her sleeveless bubble dress, I couldn't help but feel sad about the end of summer but then I remembered, that I had made a shrug to go with it so she could wear it in the fall as well. I'd love to hear your ideas on pieces you buy or make to supplement your wardrobe to extend the season. Some ideas which come to mind are denim jackets, scarves, tights, hats and cardigans. Tell us how you extend the season for your own wardrobe.

I squealed in delight when I first saw patterns by MimiG in the new simplicity catalog. Not only are the patterns super stylish (of course!) but each comes with an online video (free!). What's not to love? Read more about the new Simplicity collection here

Beautiful BeckiP is our member in focus this week. With her love for vintage details, she now wants to focus on tailoring. Read her exclusive interview with PatternReview here

Our Ina Maxi Skirt is incredibly versatile. See what our testers have done with it here

Until next time, 
Happy Sewing,

interfacingclassUnderstanding Interfacings

Interfacing is like a foundation for your garment. If done right, it can enhance it. Similarly if you do not pay attention to the type and quality of the interfacing or if its not applied correctly, hours of hard work can result in heart break when that garment bubbles up or when it doesn't have the same movement as the fashion fabric. Learn this and more in Understanding Interfacings with Sarah Veblen in this online class with videos (included) and a helpful kit (required add-on). 

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inatester Ina Skirt Tester Photos

Our Ina Maxi Skirt is "flying" off the shelves and we're waiting anxiously to read your reviews. Did you love it as much as we did? But while we wait, I thought I'll provide some eye-candy in form of our tester Inas. Perhaps one (or all) of them will inspire you to make one. 




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Mimig Mimi G Style & New Fall Collection for Simplicity

We're excited to see the new designs by Mimi G Style in the Simplicity Autumn 2014 Collection

One pattern, many looks! The Simplicity 1283 wardrobe includes a long-sleeve crop top, unlined jacket with belt, lined knit skirt, and flared pants. Make a bold statement with contrasting colored side panels for the pencil skirt. 

Great for visual learners, Mimi G also offers a video tutorial for a step-by-step demonstration on how to make these fabulous pieces. Want to see more from Mimi G? See the Simplicity 1276 Knit Dress, perfect for petites. Congrats, Mimi G!


beckiMeet our Member in Focus - BeckiP


What are your sewing goals for this year?


"I would like to delve more into tailoring. As I have a love of vintage clothing, tailoring really comes into play when constructing vintage garments, so learning more tailoring techniques will mean I end up with the ultimate vintage dress. Oh, and to get into sewing swimwear again to finally conquer it!"


Read BeckiP's full interview on PR.



butterickButterick Patterns Autumn Catalog

Now in stock! The latest Butterick Patterns Fall 2014 Collection has a little something for everyone. Peplums, midi skirts, and fitted bodices remain ever popular in this new autumn catalog from Butterick.

The Butterick 6090 Misses' Dress and Belt has a distinctly vintage feel with a fitted bodice and pleated skirt. For an on-trend look, sew up this dress in medium-weight woven fabrics in fun prints. With options for sleeveless, mid-length or long sleeves, this versatile dress will take you through the seasons.

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