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Winter Street Dress Blog Tour, Celebrate Colette Patterns, Put it on the Bias Class, Fabric for Vogue Patterns, Simplicity Sale, MiF, and more...

Winter Street Dress Blog Tour, Celebrate Colette Patterns, Put it on the Bias Class, Fabric for Vogue Patterns, Simplicity Sale, MiF, and more...

April 8th, 2014 
In This Issue
Put in on the Bias Class
Winter Street Dress Blog Tour
Celebrate Colette Patterns
Summer Collection from Vogue Patterns
Member in Focus - TJSEWS
Vote in Fitted Blouse Contests
Simplicity stock up sale begins today!
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Dear Deepika ,

When I had just started sewing, the grain lines were a mystery to me. Somehow I managed the straight and the cross grain but the bias remained a mystery to me for a very long time. With that in mind, Jennifer designed a class on bias and I can honestly say that this is the most thorough explanation of bias I've ever seen. And you end up with a (or many) cute bias skirts to add to your wardrobe. Take the class today!

This week Tomasa (TJSEWS) is our member in focus. She got her first sewing machine when she was 8! Read on to learn about her sewing goals for this year.

I announce the fabric suggestions for the new vogue patterns with mixed feelings. I have my eye on that gorgeous silk satin. Leave some for me will you?

All Simplicity patterns are on sale for $3.99 from now through Thursday. Stock up now.

Before I go, may I remind you to vote in the Fitted Blouse Contests today. Voting ends on Wednesday.  
Until next time, 
Happy Sewing,

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classbiasNew Class Alert - Put it on the Bias

In this class you'll learn the basics of sewing on the bias (45 degree angle) and sew your own beautiful and figure flattering 4 gore bias skirt.

Instructor: Jennifer Stern 
Recommended Pattern: J Stern Designs Ribbon Skirt
You'll learn :
  • 5 Different Bias Hemming Techniques
  • Working with a variety of fabrics
  • Matching stripes
  • Lining a bias skirt
  • Inserting a ripple free zipper 
wsdtourWinter Street Dress Blog Tour

We are having a lot of fun touring the blog-land with our testers' lovely creations using the new Winter Street Dress Pattern. We're halfway into the tour and thought you might like to see what they made.

Check it out...

Buy the new Winter Street Dress (instant download) here.


coletteCelebrate Colette Patterns

We are happy to have Colette Patterns as our Indie Pattern Designer for the month of April!


To celebrate Colette Patterns, we're giving you the chance to win some fabulous prizes!


For the month of April, this contest will be to sew up a Colette Pattern and post a new review for each project. The more entries you submit, the better your chances at winning!


Meet the winners of our last months' Sewaholic celebrate indie contest.  


newvogueFabric Suggestions for Summer Vogue Patterns


Sewing for summer? Vogue Patterns' new Summer Collection features quite a few chic styles. While it's still a little chilly here, we're wishful sewing for the next season! From vintage styles to classic silhouettes, we can't get enough of these fashion-forward outfits.





For more inspiration, Emma One Sock designer fashion fabrics gave us some fantastic suggestions!

miftjsewsMember in Focus - TJSEWS


What are your sewing goals for this year?


"My sewing goal is one I have always had: To learn and improve as much as I can. I want my garments to look professionally made. I believe that if I am going to spend time and energy making a garment, it might as well be something professional-looking of which I can be proud."



voteVote in Fitted Blouse Contests 
The Fitted Blouse Contests have concluded! This contest was uniquely divided into three separate skill levels (BeginnerIntermediate, and Advanced), so entrants could compete against others of similar sewing ability.
First prize winners will be selected for each skill level. Vote today! 
Voting for all Fitted Blouse Contests closes April 9th.

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