13 Nov Pattern and Book Giveaway Winner!

Thank you, Dear Readers for making my  b i r t h d a y so wonderful! The shirtdress stories were delightful gifts and made my day!  From touching  and warm to funny, I was fascinated to read how this garment evoked such vivid memories from ages past to present.  Try to read the comments if you can! Also, a very Happy Birthday to readers Cathy Larson, Ruta Edel and  Anne Maresh who share my birthday! It was  Grace Kelly's birthday too ;) ___________________________________________________ Book Supply Update You might expect us to have boxes of our books. We do not -  but we've learned our advance copies...

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07 Nov The Revolutionary Shirtdress! McCall’s Pattern 6885

So much to celebrate! First up -  our book is now available - 3 weeks ahead of schedule :) While we were surprised, we are delighted it was released before holiday madness takes over! With the upcoming year being the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment,  I'm celebrating the debut of A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing with a once revolutionary garment which is now a classic: The Shirtdress. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. So why is a shirtdress revolutionary? The Edwardian Shirtdress was one of...

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25 Oct Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, to commenter #137! ALICE BOUDREAUX you are the lucky winner of the Sew News subscription giveaway ! Please send your contact information to by Monday, October 28 to claim your prize or a new winner will be selected. Many thanks to all who participated in the giveaway! Until soon😉...

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